A recent course on the Arab Spring taught by CMED Director Steven Spiegel invited specialists from around the country and UCLA to lecture on individual countries—some in person and some via a videoconferencing link.
2012 Levi Della Vida Conference:"Structures of Personalized Power in the Modern Middle East: Presidents, Prime Ministers and Party Bosses" Keynote Address
Keynote lecture by 2012 Levi Della Vida Award recipient Roger Owen, Harvard University
Fred Lawson, Mills College
Tariq Ali, editor, New Left Review
Professor James Gelvin dispels misconceptions and offers new insights in "The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know."
A talk Juan Cole (University of Michigan)
A talk by James Gelvin (UCLA)
On Tuesday, September 28, UCLA's Center for Middle East Development (CMED) hosted a panel discussion on "Is Freedom of Speech Possible in the Arab World?" with Tim Sebastian, Dr. Asli Bali and Professor David Kaye.
Establishing Formal Rules such as Property Rights is a Promising Road to Sustainable Economic Growth and Peace
Elena Panaritis, author of Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets with Trust (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), speaks at UCLA.
Book talk with Dan Fleshler, author of "Transforming Americas Israel Lobby: the Limits of Its Power and the Potential for Change."
Podcast of a lecture by Ayman Abdel Nour presented by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development and the UCLA International Institute on March 11, 2009.