Kapali Carsi, Istanbul. Photo by Nick Grosoli from Flickr

Upcoming Events


Jeremy Pressman, associate professor of Political Science and director of Middle East Studies at the University of Connecticut, will discuss his timely new book, The Sword is Not Enough: Arabs, Israelis, and the Limits of Military Force. Drawing on historical evidence from the 1950s, the book presents and challenges the dominant belief that the use of military force leads to triumph while negotiations and concessions lead to defeat and further unwelcome challenges. The author draws on speeches, statements, and various documents to assess the usefulness of force and negotiations in the Arab and Israeli conflict.

3:30 PM - 4:45 PM (Pacific Time)

Recent Events


Zev Furst, a leading global political, business and communications strategist, will discuss current US policy, considering the pandemic, the death of George Floyd, and US elections. Research Professor Steve Spiegel will moderate a discussion based on audience questions.

Live Webinar via Zoom 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Pacific Time)


A webinar with Hesham Youssef (United States Institute of Peace), Dalia Dassa Kaye (RAND), and Ehud Eiran (Stanford University); Moderated by Kevan Harris (UCLA) and Dov Waxman (UCLA)

1:00 PM