A public lecture by Galia Golan, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel
Steven Spiegel, a professor of political science and director of the Center for Middle East Development, is a leading expert on U.S. policy in the Middle East. A longer version of this article recently appeared in the Israeli paper Ha'aretz. (Photo courtesy of pbs.org)
UCLA Today, Oct. 10, 2007
Larry Korb, a former assistant defense secretary under Reagan, wants to keep a regional military presence and to keep intervening in Iraq, but he thinks that continuing the occupation does more harm than good. He and Phillip Carter, a UCLA alum and Iraq war veteran, take questions on the war and Gen. Petraeus's strategy.
UCLA Today notes an exhibition co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.
In this video op-ed, UCLA law graduate and Iraq war veteran Phillip Carter says that tactical victories for the U.S. military in Baghdad will be of little consolation when troop levels fall again in April 2008. He discusses the corruption and sectarianism that plagued Iraqi security forces during his time in Diyala Province.
A Yemeni MP and others in a six-member delegation raise concerns at UCLA about the perception of Arabs and Muslims in the media. Students explain how they're meeting the problem.
New lecture series organized by Professor James Gelvin, UCLA
A public lecture at UCLA by Rola El-Husseini, Texas AM University, on June 06, 2007.
A public lecture at UCLA by Ellen Lust-Okar, Yale University, May 30. 2007.
A groundbreaking exhibition of the literary, cinematic and scholarly output of this diverse community, and UCLAs impact on the field of Middle Eastern American Studies, is on display from September 17 through December 21, 2007 in the Powell Library Rotunda.
View a slideshow of the 2007 International Institute Graduation Ceremony (Flash plug-in required). Speakers included retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark.
"Symbols of the intractable problems of the Middle East stood in striking contrast to the pleasures of life pursued by the resilient Lebanese as I took a walk downtown from the American University with a friend earlier this month," writes UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr in the Palisadian-Post.
Anthropologist Susan Slyomovics takes the helm of CNES a year after her arrival at UCLA. Her current research focuses on human rights in the context of Morocco and Algeria's reparations commissions and the French colonial infrastructure in North Africa.
The mysterious archaeological ruins located paces from where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered 60 years ago served first as a fortress before being adopted by Jewish religious sect, two UCLA researchers contend.
A public lecture by Mir Hekmatullah Sadat, Claremont Graduate University.
Public Lecture by Eric Davis, part of a colloquium held under the auspices of the Center for Near Eastern Studies.
A public lecture by Shimon Shamir, Tel Aviv University
Keynote lecture by Wilferd Madelung, Laudian Professor of Arabic, Emeritus, University of Oxford, and recipient of the 18th Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award.
A public lecture by Trita Parsi, Johns Hopkins University, part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Persian Lecture Series.
Listen to a UCLAradio story about a documentary screening by Kevin Sites, a pioneering solo journalist for Yahoo! News, on war zones around the world. The event was presented by AsiaMedia, sponsored by the UCLA International Institute, Latin American Center, African Studies Center and Asia Institute.
Pioneering solo journalist Kevin Sites screens his film about the civilian cost of war.
CUNY's Mehdi Bozorgmehr, a sociology PhD from UCLA who directs a research center on both the Middle East and Middle Eastern Americans, explains the importance of religious identity in post-9/11 advocacy for groups affected by backlash.
Documentary unearths different perspectives, definitions of terrorism and counterterrorism
A discussion among two Los Angeles Times editors, one historian, and a UCLA audience exposes gaps in expectations about how violence gets reported.
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