Center News Archive

Thursday, August 02, 2018
Graduate Fellowships for Middle East Studies
Funded by a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grant from the U.S. Department of Education, this program will support an outstanding graduate student whose research concerns the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), regardless of their academic discipline.

Friday, July 27, 2018
Kerr Family Scholar to join UCLA this fall
A graduate student from Lebanon is the inaugural winner of this new fellowship.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
UCLA to offer a minor in Iranian music
The Farhang Foundation has provided funding to UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music to establish an academic minor in Iranian music.

Monday, July 02, 2018
New leaders, faculty join the International Institute
Several of the Institute's research centers and teaching programs have new faculty leaders as of July 1, 2018, and three new faculty have joined the Institute's academic teaching staff.

Monday, June 11, 2018
Watching the N.B.A. finals with Ann Kerr
Kerr, who delivered the International Institute's 2018 commencement address on June 16, 2018, is the mother of a very famous basketball coach. She is interviewed here by The New Yorker.

Monday, April 16, 2018
Deserts into forests: Dispossession in Palestine as another case of enclosure
At a recent UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies event, UC San Diego Professor Gary Fields claimed tree planting, forestation and cartography were used as tools of land dispossession in Palestine.

Friday, April 06, 2018
Nationalism threatens troubled human rights regime
In advance of the April 20th graduate student conference, "Exploring Human Rights in the Shadow of Nationalism," UCLA Professor of Law Aslı Ü. BâlI outlines three contemporary challenges to universal human rights.

Monday, March 12, 2018
“Waking Lions” depicts unseen Israelis
Speaking about her new novel at the Y&S Nazarian Center, Israeli author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen described the “unseen” Israel and the role of literature in revealing the things we don't want to know about ourselves.

Friday, February 23, 2018
Interdisciplinary Middle East conference features UCLA scholars and their peers worldwide
Two-day conference explores the roots and attributes of this century's radical changes in the Middle East

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
CNES graduate student in the news
Sociologist's research activities are cited in the Hoover Institution news and in Quillette.

Monday, January 29, 2018
Nationwide survey illuminates forces at play in recent Iranian demonstrations
A recent telephone survey reveals much new information about Iranian voters' political behavior and renders inadequate the categories currently used to describe Iranian politics, says UCLA sociologist Kevan Harris.

Thursday, October 05, 2017
Kerr Family endows UCLA scholarship fund for Middle Eastern students
The Kerr Family Endowment will underwrite the tuition of students from the Middle East to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in the humanities and/or social sciences at UCLA.

Monday, August 07, 2017
UCLA offering third-year Turkish language course
Responding to the national need for experts in Turkish language and culture, the course will enable students to access archival materials and conduct research.

Friday, July 07, 2017
New work reassesses the role of early Turks in shaping the Islamic world
Papers from the 19th Levi della Vida conference published by Oxford University Press

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Teacher Workshop on Muslim Cities in the Middle Ages
K-12 educators attended a 4-day workshop on Baghdad and Cairo as medieval sites of encounter.

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