Fred Lawson, Mills College
Tariq Ali, editor, New Left Review
A lecture by Lorenzo Veracini, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia
Talk by Abdelfattah Abusrour, Al-Rowwad Cultural & Theatre Center
Gelvin is the author of the recently released book "The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know"
Osama bin Laden Was Not Caught Because of Torture but in Spite of It: Daily Beast Op-Ed by Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander
In a Daily Beast op-ed, Matthew Alexander argues that contrary to the claims by the man who ran the CIA’s torture program, attempts to find and kill Osama bin Laden were hindered by waterboarding and other torture techniques.
Multitasking in the Middle East: Obama and the Challenges of Israel, Iran, and the Arab Awakening - a talk by Jeremy Ben-Ami, President of J-Street
A talk by the President & Founder of J-Street, Jeremy Ben-Ami. This event was co-sponsored by the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.
Afaf Nash reads "there is still a sun that rises…"by Abdul Satar (Abu Ali), from the documentary film A Candle for the Shabandar Cafe (directed by Emad Ali). Susan Slyomovics reads the English translation of the same poem.
A talk and reading by Abbas Maroufi, author of The Symphony of the Dead
Poet Maged Zaher
A lecture by Paul Walker, University of Chicago
Commentary by Gabriel Piterberg, UCLA
UCLA Film and Television Archive celebrates tradition, conviction of Iranian filmmakers with eight-part series
Yael Warshel will speak about her work on April 17
Sayed Kashua will speak about his work and share his views about life in Israel at UCLA on April 26
Center for Near Eastern Studies collaborates to keep memory of al-Mutanabbi Street alive
In an article for the Middle East Policy Council, Burkle Center Visiting Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye and Eric Lorber explain containment strategy and whether or not this is an effective policy towards Iran.
The 1st Annual International Women’s Day Lecture by Sussan Tahmasebi, recipient of the Human Rights Watch’s 2011 Alison Des Forges Human Rights Award for Extraordinary Activism.
Senator George Mitchell, who led peace negotiations in Northern Ireland and formerly served as Special Envoy for the Middle East, delivers the 2012 Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture entitled: "Turmoil in the Middle East: Its Effect on U.S. Foreign Policy."
From the panel discussion "Secularism and Gender in Iran of Today"
Aram Saroyan reads "Night in Hamdan" by Saadi Yousef, translated by Khaled Mattawa, followed by his own poem "Autobiography".
Beau Beausoleil reads "TV Terror" by Huda Al-Marashi and follows with closing remarks for the reading.
Elline Lipkin reads Adnan Mohsen's "More Rare," followed by her own poem written with Aga Shahid Ali entitled "Al-Mutanabbi Street."
Jim Natal reads his own poem entitled "The Street of the Poet".
Tania Baban reads "A Half-Burned Page on Al Mutanabbi Street" by Dunya Mikhail in Arabic. Jen Hofer reads the English translation of the same poem, translated by Dunya Mikhail, Dima Hilal, and Beau Beausoleil. She follows with her own poem "less then more then less again".
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