A lecture by Joel Beinin, Stanford University
Stanford University's Joel Beinin, who directed Middle Eastern studies at the American University in Cairo from 2006 to 2008, tells a UCLA audience that the generals who made Mubarak go took seriously the threat of large labor strikes.
A lecture by Samera Esmeir, UC Berkeley
As the executive deputy director of research and programs for Human Rights Watch, Iain Levine manages the organization’s researchers and reporters, who are currently deployed in more than 40 countries. He spoke to UCLA students and faculty at the law school on Tuesday about the group's work in Egypt, the Daily Bruin student newspaper reports.
UCLA history professor James Gelvin, political science professor Leonard Binder, and law professor Khaled Abou el Fadl each weigh in on Egyptian uprisings, Omar Suleiman’s rise to power and its implications. This video was published Feb. 9 by the UCLA Newsroom.
Subtitled "Voices from Cairo through Social Media," the program displays a new tweet every four seconds over a digital map of Egypt's capital, archiving messages and the precise locations in Cairo from which they were sent.
An archaeological team's request to stay in Amarna, Egypt, where the situation was calm, was denied by the regional security organization. Evacuation of eight students and three faculty members began in earnest when the U.S. State Department recommended that Americans leave.
John Scott-Railton, who has done research and studied in Egypt, decided to begin relaying reports from Egyptians via Twitter and Youtube when the government shut down Internet and cell phone service last Thursday.
A lecture by Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, Northeastern University
The Summer High School Language Program is geared toward students who speak one of the offered languages at home and want to improve their writing and reading skills.
Wave Your Flag
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."
UCLA professor Kara Cooney illustrates the parallels between six traditions across 12 cultures and 10 countries in a six-part Discovery Channel series airing this summer.
The Tale of Anas al-Wujud and al-Ward fi-l-Akmam. An Oral Performance by Awadallah Abd al-Jalil Ali
A virtual model and digital resources help students and instructors to learn about the historic, sacred site.
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.
Willeke Wendrich, a renowned UCLA Egyptologist, and her co-director Ren Cappers of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands, lead the 36-person field school. They arranged nine pairs of American-Egyptian student teams to work together.
September 17, 2008
The findings, which were unearthed in 2006 and are still being analyzed, also suggest possible trade links with the Red Sea, including a thoroughfare from Mesopotamia, which is known to have practiced agriculture 2,000 years before ancient Egypt.
In Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt and Turkey, audiences of up to 1,000 people recently turned up to listen to him speak. In the United States, Abou El Fadl's views have made him unpopular among fellow Arab Americans.
Egyptologists and UCLA's best technology centers commence the heavy lifting of rewriting ancient Egypt's history.
Back at UCLA for first of two events, professor and Internet blogger brings sociology of religion to bear on militant Islam's recruiting methods, lending support to view that Iraq invasion revived Al Qaeda.
University of Maryland and Brookings Scholar Telhami says growing opposition to U.S. foreign policy is not the worst news for the superpower.
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