Center News Archive

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.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Aslı Bâli recognized by Middle East Studies Association
Bâli, director of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, was awarded the 2017 Middle East Studies Association Presidential Award on November 19, 2017.

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.

Monday, June 26, 2017
High school language courses at UCLA
Center for World Languages offers summer courses for heritage speakers.

Monday, June 12, 2017
New Fellows named to CNES Teaching Lab
Six doctoral students will participate in a year-long Lab on techniques for teaching Middle East topics.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
The Naksa at 50: Nostalgia and Memory in the Middle East and Beyond
A multi-campus conference at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, known among Arabs as the Naksa.

Friday, April 21, 2017
UCLA human rights conference confronts genocide and its aftermath
Genocide, the risks to civilians in war zones and the unforeseen effects of the security state were examined at a UCLA School of Law symposium on April 17.

Friday, April 14, 2017
Multi-campus conference observes the 50th anniversary of the Naksa
Initiated by UCLA's Center for Near Eastern Studies and faculty from the Departments of Comparative Literature, Anthropology, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, and the School of Law, the conference will be co-hosted by the Middle East centers at UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara.

Monday, April 03, 2017
Aslı Ü. Bâli publishes comparative analysis of constitution making
“Constitution Writing, Religion and Democracy,” co-edited with Hanna Lerner, explores how constitutional drafters have addressed religious conflicts in 14 different countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East from the 1800s through the post–Arab uprisings.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Water and collective punishment policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territory
Al-Haq legal researchers said Israel controls the water resources of the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) to its own benefit and has renewed its punitive demolition of the homes of alleged attackers there.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Western analytical paradigm fails to perceive Middle Eastern realities
The West frequently gets things wrong in the Middle East because it projects its own ideology and terminology on Middle Eastern developments, argued Israeli Ambassador Haim Koren at a recent Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies event.

Thursday, March 09, 2017
No ordinary librarian
Polyglot bibliographer David Hirsch has traveled throughout six of the world's seven continents to build UCLA Library collections in Middle East, Jewish, Central Asian, South Asian and Armenian Studies.

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