The Institute in the News
James Wilkie, UCLA professor of history and editor of the UCLA Latin American Institute’s “Statistical Abstract of Latin America,” was quoted on July 2 in a Riverside Press-Enterprise article about newly elected Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
On June 28, a KABC-Channel 7 segment about the upcoming Mexican presidential election featured the commentary of Octavio Pescador, coordinator of the UCLA Latin American Institute. visiting assistant professor of Chicano studies, and associate director of the UCLA Center for Community Learning.
The Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily Breeze report today on UCLA's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, a series of events that begins tonight with a panel discussion featuring MSNBC "Hardball" host Chris Matthews and Peace Corps director Aaron S. Williams and runs through Saturday, March 5. UCLA Chancellor Gene Block is quoted in the Daily Breeze.
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.