In the national debate on whether the tactic of torture is warranted for the sake of national security, the experiences of the two former interrogators underscore the argument that torture is not an effective tool for unsealing secrets and getting at the truth.
Michael Meranze, UCLA
Foucault and Middle East Studies - Foucault and the Historiography of Nationalism in the Arab Middle East
James L. Gelvin, UCLA
Janet Afary, UCLA
Afsaneh Najmabadeh, Harvard University
Introduction by conference organizer, Professor James Gelvin, UCLA
Foucault and Middle East Studies - Population, governmentality and social medicine: some questions from 19th- century Egypt
Khaled Fahmy, NYU
Keynote Address by Professor Timothy Mitchell, Columbia University
A virtual model and digital resources help students and instructors to learn about the historic, sacred site.
Janet Afary, a visiting professor in the Department of History, will discuss her forthcoming book, "Sexual Politics in Modern Iran" (Cambridge University Press, 2009), at a public event on May 19. This related op-ed recently appeared in the Guardian newspaper.
A lecture by Anouar Majid, University of New England
Conferences on Women in Conflict Zones, Iranian-American Writers, and Foucault in the Middle East
Urban planning graduate student and Fulbright fellow T.H. Culhane introduces handmade solar water heaters in Cairo and thinks about how energy projects can address both poverty and environmental problems.
Hagai Levi, Miri Talmon-Bohm, Yoram Yovell, Motti Lerner, Moderator: Professor Shelley Salamensky
Film and television actor Blair Underwood discusses his role as Alex on the hit HBO show "In Treatment."
Helen Desmond, Yoram Yovell, Krin Gabbard, Moderator: Fredelle Z. Spiegel
Jacob Dayan, Consul General of Israel; Hagai Levi, Steve Levinson, Rodrigo Garca, Blair Underwood, Rick Rosen, Moderator: David R. Ginsburg
David Ginsburg, executive director of the UCLA School of Law's Entertainment and Media Law and Policy Program, moderates a conversation with Hagai Levi, creator and director of the Israeli series "Be-Tipul," on which HBO's "In Treatment" is based, and Rodrigo Garcia, director and executive producer of "In Treatment," on transforming the Israeli program for an American audience.
The family of a famous Bruin peacemaker, assassinated 25 years ago while serving as president of the American University of Beirut, has remembered him by seeking truth about his killers and reconciliation between nations.
Podcast of a public lecture by Nushin Arbabzadah, UCLA held on Thursday, January 22, 2009.
A public lecture by Hugh Gusterson, George Mason University, held on Thursday, October 02, 2008 in Haines Hall 352, UCLA.
Public lecture by Asher Susser is Professor of Middle East Studies at Tel Aviv University and the Former Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Professor Susser is an internationally renowned expert on modern Middle Eastern history, religion and state in the Middle East, and Arab-Israeli issues, with special reference to Jordan and the Palestinians.
A public lecture by Nadje Al-Ali, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
An introduction by Professor Susan Slyomovics, UCLA, to the symposium, "Human Rights and Gaza" held on January 21, 2009 in Broad Hall.
Logic and principles of geography point to Parachinar, Pakistan, as a likely hideout and particularly to three structures there, according to a new study.
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