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Center News

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.

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In The Media

Lebanon's Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

"Lebanon is a microcosm of the Middle East... [t]he results on May 6th will provide a glimpse into the political climate of the greater Middle East," writes Eric Bordenkircher, research fellow at the UCLA Center for Middle East Development, in the International Policy Digest.

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Alumni News

Alumnus Dany Douery develops the first Arabic BA program in the California State University system.

His mission: to help students examine global events with an understanding of Arab culture.

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Recent Podcasts

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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