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Using interdisciplinary research to complicate the argument

Ali Behdad, the new director of CNES, aims to promote collaborative interdisciplinary research that advances knowledge of the complex history, culture and traditions of the Middle East.


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In The Media

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Aslı Ü. Bâli on the Syrian civil war

Aug. 15, 2018. UCLA Professor of Law and former CNES Director Aslı Ü. Bâli and co-author Aziz Rana recently published a follow-up piece to their earlier article in The Boston Review on U.S. policy in the Syrian civil war.

Bâli was also recently interviewed about the Syrian war by journalist Daniel Denvir for Jacobin, the left-leaning quarterly magazine. You can find the two-part podcast here.


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Alumna Alma Heckman honored with endowed chair

Heckman has been appointed to the Neufeld-Levin Holocaust Endowed Chair at UC Santa Cruz.


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A book talk and discussion with authors Ece Temelkuran and Molly Crabapple

A lecture by Alireza Doostdar (The University of Chicago Divinity School)

A lecture by Edhem Eldem (Collège de France)

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