The recent conflict in Gaza wasn't a war between Israelis and Palestinians, nor between Israelis and Arabs, but a clash of civilizations pitting Israel against Iran and extremist groups supported by the Islamic state, said Jacob Dayan, the Israeli consul general for the U.S. Southwest, at a talk on campus.
A public lecture by the Consul General of Israel Jacob Dayan.
Israel's recent assault on Gaza by land, sea and air against the backdrop of its control over the territory was a disturbing violation of Palestinians' human rights, speakers at the symposium said.
Part of the new Status of Forces accord could put a crimp in U.S. plans for a pullout of troops.
Born in Kabul and brought up in Orange County, UCLA Islamic Studies alumna Parisa Popalzai says that war-torn Afghanistan needs the help of those who had to leave it. She applies skills learned at the Anderson School and the International Institute to two issues: giving Afghan kids with special needs a chance and training managers for a new economy.
Photographer Nik Wheeler, a Vietnam War photographer, photojournalist and now a freelance photographer, took the iconic National Geographic images of the Marsh Arabs, or Mad'an.
Operation Medical Libraries, which began with an e-mail request for donated textbooks from a UCLA alumnus in Iraq, has blossomed into an international movement in just 18 months.
The duo, Noam Yifrach and Younis Al-Khatib, are the heads, respectively, of the Maghen David Adom (MDA) and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), the Israeli and Palestinian equivalents of the Red Cross.
In a talk cosponsored by the UCLA Israel Studies Program, Shalev said she hopes her ambassadorship will alter both the role of Israel in the U.N. as well as the way the U.N. is perceived within Israel.
Podcast of a public lecture by Susan Kerr Van De Ven held November 17, 2008.
Gabriela Shalev, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations
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.
Opening Dec. 14, the exhibit at the Fowler Museum will recall the land and culture decimated by Saddam Hussein after the 1991 Gulf War.
Veteran journalist Helena Cobban says that only the United Nations is in a position to convene nations interested in stability in Iraq, citing evidence of a shift of global power and influence away from the United States.
A public lecture by Dr. Shibley Telhami
The art historian's latest book tells of the evolution of Kamran Khavarani's art from the time of his Iranian exile to the present day.
Podcast of a lecture by Nizar Abdel-Kader sponsored by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development
A professor of Arabic at UCLA lists reasons, beyond the U.S. response to 9/11, that enrollments in Arabic courses have more than doubled in recent years. These include the influence of Arab architecture in California and on campus.
Night light in neighborhoods populated primarily by embattled Sunni residents declined dramatically just before the February 2007 surge and never returned, suggesting that ethnic cleansing by rival Shiites may have been largely responsible for the decrease in violence for which the U.S. military has claimed credit.
September 17, 2008
Hip Hop Culture in the Middle East and North Africa: Local Perspectives from the Global Hip Hop Nation
A year-long film screening/speaker series exploring the local permutations of Hip Hop Culture in the Middle East and North Africa within the widely varying configurations of language, culture, politics, and religion in the region.
Victor Pineda, a doctoral student in urban planning, will return to Dubai on a Fulbright-Hays award in December to monitor the implementation of an ambitious disability rights law. He argues that the built environments we live in largely determine our abilities and who we are.
The National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA has created summer courses to help high school students in Russian and Persian.
Two summer courses on campus for the high school set, Persian for Persian Speakers and Russian for Russian Speakers, are about acquiring the skills to impress in languages that L.A.-area students have used since they were small children. The UCLA Center for World Languages created the courses with federal funding.
Although the international crowd in Dr. Sami Chetrit's "Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Film" shares opinions in class, the students open up more in the password-protected space of an online chat board.
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