The Institute in the News
Asli Bali, UCLA acting professor of law and a member of the Center for Middle Eastern Development's Faculty Advisory Committee, was interviewed June 26 on KCRW-89.9 FM's “To the Point” about the ongoing violence in Syria and Syria's recent downing of a Turkish jet.
The Los Angeles Jewish Journal reported on a presentation given at UCLA’s Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies by popular Arab-Israeli author Sayed Kashua. Gil Hochberg, UCLA assistant professor of comparative literature, was quoted.
An oped piece co-authored by Asli Bali, a member of the faculty advisory committee for the UCLA Center for Middle East Development and an acting professor at the School of Law, and published in the New York Times about the recent U.S.–led proposal to provide $100 million in support for rebel fighters in Syria and the potential for international intervention in that country.
Russell Burgos, a UCLA lecturer in global studies, was interviewed Dec. 18 on KTLA-Channel 5 about the U.S. military pulling out of Iraq and quoted in a CNN/KTLA web article about the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il.
An article in today's Los Angeles Times about the evacuation of American college students studying in Egypt highlighted the experiences of UC study-abroad students and a team of students and researchers affiliated with UCLA’s Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. Gary Rhodes, director of the Center for Global Education at UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, is quoted.
Professor Steven Spiegel discusses U.S. policy in the Middle East and how other countries can impact the international scene
An interview with Professor Steven Spiegel, Director of CMED
A speech by Odeh Aburdene at a conference sponsored by Abana, August 6, 2010, Salve Regina, Newport, RI.
Professor Steven Spiegel comments on President Obama's chances of advancing the Middle East peace process after the midterms.
Professor Steven Spiegel comments on the current state of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace progress and the involvement of the United States.
Steven Spiegel, the director of the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA, presents the innovative and informal negotiation techniques that he is urging the Obama administration to employ as it pursues security in this historically volatile region.
Professor Steven Spiegel comments on Washington's notion of Obama Plan, a vocalization of where the United States stands on the altercation between Israel and Palestine.
Professor Steven Spiegel finds President Obama's aggressive actions in the Middle East a needed change from George W. Bush's aloof avoidance of the situation. By taking an active role in delaying Iran's nuclear ambitions and supporting Israeli and Palestinian negotiations, President Obama is taking a more effective approach to peace in the region.
In this article which first appeared in the Huffington Post, Professor Steven Spiegel and Professor Michael Yaffe appeal to the Obama administration to revisit the "multilateral" approach exhibited in the Middle East in the 1990's to prompt peace talks in the region.