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.
Because so many sources recording the war differed on reported facts, the war left international media and historians arguing over who started it and who the true victors of the war were, several speakers said. The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies was a co-sponsor of this event, organized by the Comparative Literature Graduate Student Group.
"I tried to imagine what I would feel like if I had to move to Sweden at the age of 72 with uncertain residence status and my family left behind in my own country which was torn apart by war," writes UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr in the Palisadian-Post.
"Obsessed with maintaining a maximally free hand, the Bush administration often finds international commitments--and even international restraints--paradoxically attractive when dealing with federal judges," writes Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in The New Republic Online.
A public reading and lecture by author and human rights activist Fatna El Bouih
A public lecture by David Newman, Ben Gurion University, part of the series on Israel Studies.
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