Upcoming Events


Labor Migration, Degrees of Privilege, and the Politics of Hope in Turkey

Friday, November 17, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bunche Hall, Room 10383


CNES 60th Anniversary Celebration at MESA 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017
8:30 PM
Coolidge Meeting Room


Computers and Challenges of Writing in Persian

Sunday, November 19, 2017
4:00 PM
121 Dodd Hall

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Center News


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.


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In The Media


Aslı Ü. Bâli on "America's Imperial Unraveling"

Oct. 16, 2017: "The United States remains the preeminent economic and military power in the world, yet in many respects it has embarked on a project to dismantle its own hegemony," writes CNES Director Aslı Ü. Bâli with co-author Aziz Rana in the Boston Review.


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Alumni News


Alumna Beth Baron elected president of MESA.

UCLA alumna Beth Baron has been selected 2015-17 president of the Middle East Studies Association. Beth teaches history at The Graduate Center,City University of New York, where she directs the M.A. program and the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center. From 2009 through 2014 she was editor of the International Journal of Middle East History.


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Recent Podcasts

A book talk by James L. Gelvin (UCLA), with discussant Kevan Harris (UCLA)

A lecture by Heather J. Sharkey (University of Pennsylvania) Thursday, November 02, 2017

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