Two skeptics of the no-fly zone mission in Libya, Burkle Center Senior Fellow Gen. (ret.) Wesley K. Clark and Acting Professor of Law Asli Bali, identified a range of mixed motives behind the move to intervene and speculated on what will happen next.
A lecture by Hilton Obenzinger, Stanford University
Who May Be Killed? Anwar al-Awlaki as a Case Study in the International Legal Regulation of Lethal Force
A lecture by Robert Chesney, Charles I. Francis Professor in Law, University of Texas School of Law. This event was co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Law Program at the UCLA Law School.
From a March 5, 2011, concert at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall featuring Abdenbi El Fakir, Abdelah El-Yaâkoubi El Kababi, Fattah Abbou and Mohamed Aoualou. The concert was sponsored by the Moroccan American Cultural Center of Los Angeles and UCLA's G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies.
Gen. Wesley Clark discusses the United Nations Security Council's decision to approve a no-fly zone over Libya, and says that the coalition needs to know how military action will impact the ultimate political goal in Libya. Aired on CNN Newsroom on March 18, 2011.
Professor Steven Spiegel appears on UCLA News Week to discuss the current crisis in Libya.
In this webcast by the UCLA Broadcast Studio, faculty members from UCLA centers for Near Eastern Studies and Middle East Development weigh in on the ramifications of a U.S.-backed no-fly zone on the civil war in Libya.
Matthew Alexander, an 18-year Air Force and Air Force Reserves veteran and author of books about effective, non-coercive interrogation methods, is bringing his on-the-ground perspective about counterterrorism policies to UCLA as a Burkle Center fellow.
Are you interested in the politics of the Middle East? Do you want to understand the origins of the current crises in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Iran, Israel and Palestine?
A concert featuring Abdenbi El Fakir, Abdelah El-Yaâkoubi El Kababi, Fattah Abbou, Mohamed Aoualou, performed at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall, March 5th, 2011
Hunting the 'Out-of-Place Muslim': Sketching the Juridical Architecture of America's 'War on Terror'
A lecture by Darryl Li, Harvard University
Minister of National Infrastructure Uzi Landau speaks on national resources and the unrest in Arab countries, in a talk sponsored by UCLA's Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.
Aşkın, accompanied on the piano by UCLA doctoral student Ayse Taspinar, performed at UCLA's Popper Theater on March 1, 2011.
A lecture by Ussama Makdisi, Rice University
UCLA alumna Jasmin Darznik spoke about unraveling her family's history at a reading on Friday, Feb. 18 at the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.
A book reading by Jasmin Darznik, Washington and Lee University
"Peace Process or War Process? The Defeat of Reason in the Middle East:" Leon Wieseltier delivers the 2011 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture
A Public Lecture and Extended Q&A with Professor Khaled Abou El Fadl, UCLA School of Law
A lecture by Joel Beinin, Stanford University
Stanford University's Joel Beinin, who directed Middle Eastern studies at the American University in Cairo from 2006 to 2008, tells a UCLA audience that the generals who made Mubarak go took seriously the threat of large labor strikes.
UCLA History Professor James Gelvin and Gabriel Piterberg resist the temptation to view democracy as a wave and Middle Eastern countries as dominoes, the Daily Bruin student newspaper reports.
Newly Appointed Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander Discusses Harsh Interrogation Techniques on NPR's Fresh Air
Matthew Alexander was a senior military interrogator in Iraq. In 2006 he led an interrogation team that tracked down Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq.
Leon Wieseltier, Literary Editor of the New Republic, delivers the 2011 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture. The lecture was co-sponsored by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, the Daniel Pearl Foundation and the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA.
A lecture by Samera Esmeir, UC Berkeley
Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic and a prominent observer of the Middle East, said that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an idea worth defending, for the sake of the region. The Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Series is hosted annually at UCLA by the Burkle Center for International Relations.
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