Four scholars uncover, try out ways of seeing early photographs of region.
Education Department's FLAS funds to support graduate students in 2006-10 through UCLA Latin American, Near Eastern, East Asian, and Southeast Asian studies centers. Asia Institute to increase number of awards.
Veteran New York Times international reporter Stephen Kinzer, author of Overthrow, worries that Americans again harbor good intentions about Iran.
Egyptologists and UCLA's best technology centers commence the heavy lifting of rewriting ancient Egypt's history.
More than 50 scholars from around the world participate in a host of academic activities sponsored by CNES
Jean Said Makdisi, memoirist and sister of the late scholar Edward Said, discusses her new family chronicle.
Dr. 'Abdullah' Abdullah notes progress, urges diplomatic solution to dispute between neighboring Iran and the United States.
A full lecture hall of UCLA students heard about the progress of Afghanistan's government directly from Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah.
Iraq war, Hamas electoral win, and Iran's ambitions make settlement with Palestinians still harder than before, says UCLA alumnus Itamar Rabinovich.
Former President Clinton opens session with plan to make oil revenues benefit region.
Spiegel, who is one of the world's foremost experts on American foreign policy in the Middle East, was in Doha to take part in the international conference on Enriching the Middle East's Economic Future.
Former President Clinton Addresses Mideast 'Prosperity' Conference Co-Sponsored by UCLA Burkle Center
Speaking before high-level international delegations in Doha, Qatar, Clinton urges economic diversification in Middle East, advancement of women in workforce.
Iraq expert Juan Cole and ex-CPA adviser on democratization Larry Diamond view Iraqi civil war as likely, US leverage slight. Experts discuss history of US-led military occupation, Iraqi constitution, election results.
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.
The award is one of three chaired endowments that the International Institute has received within the past few months. The other two are in Korean Christianity and Japanese Studies.
CNES faculty member Saree Makdisi argued in the Los Angeles Times that the 'man of courage and peace' story ignores Sharon's bloody and ruthless past.
UCLA's International Institute Receives $1 Million for Israel Studies Endowed Chair From the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
UCLA's International Institute has received a pledge of $1 million from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation to endow a permanent chair in Israel studies, which will enhance the institute's role as a leading center for research and education on Israel.
Abou El Fadl is professor of law, an authority on Islamic jurisprudence and the author of “The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam From the Extremists.”
Near East Center assistant director showcases collection of popular culture, artifacts, and memorabilia.
Written in spite of death threats and illness, book by UCLA legal thinker Khaled Abou El Fadl takes aim at Muslim 'puritans.'
An Oct. 6 conference on the Armenian Genocide marked the first time Turkish scholars outside Turkey have challenged their government's position on the genocide, organizers said.
University of Maryland and Brookings Scholar Telhami says growing opposition to U.S. foreign policy is not the worst news for the superpower.
Economist Sohrab Behdad, who was teaching in Tehran during the 1979 Revolution, says role of religion in Iranian economic policy is overstated.
Jonathan Friedlander's collection of memorabilia about the Middle East includes novels, comics, and music albums that have orientalist themes.
This article was written by Natasha Behbahany, a International Development Studies major at UCLA who lived in Cairo, Egypt and contributed to the Travel Guide Urban Lowdown.
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