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Debunking the myths of the “Arab Spring”

Debunking the myths of the “Arab Spring”

UCLA Professor of History James Gelvin presented a new edition of his book on the Arab uprisings, explaining many complexities of recent events in the region.
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New faces join International Institute leadership

New faces join International Institute leadership

As of July 1, 2015, several of the Institute's centers will have new directors and associate directors, and the Institute itself will have a new associate vice provost.
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In memoriam: Irene Bierman-McKinney (1942-2015)

A specialist in Islamic art, the retired professor of art history taught at UCLA from 1982 through 2012.
Posted: 6/22/2015

Debunking the myths of the “Arab Spring”

UCLA Professor of History James Gelvin presented a new edition of his book on the Arab uprisings, explaining many complexities of recent events in the region.
Posted: 6/4/2015

Richard Hovannisian interviewed by LA Times

UCLA's professor emeritus of modern Armenian history speaks about the burden of the Armenian genocide of 1915.
Posted: 4/22/2015

ISIS in context

Several recent events addressed the history, ideological beliefs and practices of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Posted: 4/21/2015

Support for the Bilingual Lecture Series

Series plays an essential role as a conduit for the advancement and transmission of learning and knowledge about the Middle East
Posted: 3/25/2015

Middle East the nexus of contemporary refugee flows

Anthropologist Dawn Chatty, a UCLA alumna, spoke at the Center for Near Eastern Studies about current refugee flows, the international humanitarian regime and migration patterns in the modern Middle East.
Posted: 12/9/2014

Dangerous stasis in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

History Department Chair David Meyers speaks about the latest attacks against Jews in Israel on National Radio Australia.
Posted: 11/20/2014

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