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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.

ONLINE EVENT VIA ZOOM Thursday, June 4, 2020

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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)

ONLINE EVENT VIA ZOOM Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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On May 20, Professor Guy Ben-Porat of Ben-Gurion University discussed his new book, Policing Citizens: Minority Policy in Israel. It was followed by a conversation with Dr. Steven Popper of RAND, and then audience Q&A led by Professor Dov Waxman, director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.

ONLINE EVENT VIA ZOOM Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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The latest publication in the CMED Routledge Book Series explores the origins of many of the fundamental legal arguments in the Arab–Israeli conflict that prevail to this day. Author Steve Zipperstein will present highlights of his work and Professor Steve Spiegel will moderate a discussion based on audience questions.

ONLINE EVENT VIA ZOOM Friday, May 15, 2020

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A panel 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) on the

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Duration: 01:20:03

01:20:03

Ben Radd, Research Fellow at the Center for Middle East Development, was interviewed on KABC regarding U.S.-Iranian relations at a time of rising tensions between the two countries.

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Duration: 19:08:00

19:08:00

Just hours after the redacted Mueller Report's release, CMED Senior Fellow Steve Zipperstein offers his analysis. Zipperstein has worked with both Bill Barr and Robert Mueller throughout his law career.

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Representatives from the German think tank Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) provide insights on the their work in the Middle East.

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On the day of the Israeli elections, Professor Steven Spiegel provides some of his thoughts on KNX Los Angeles radio station.

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Dr. Bordenkircher argues that the politics of many Middle East countries are beginning to resemble Lebanon's. He applies the Lebanese political phenomenon to Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain and Libya.

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Professor emerita Galia Golan discusses how we got to the two-state solution – the factors that impeded progress and those that facilitated it at various points.

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UCLA Professor Emeritus, David Rapoport examines the underlying motives of the Islamic State, the challenges it faces, and its attempt to rope the West into the chaos. Co-sponsored by UCLA

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A lecture by Dr. Abdullah Toukan, president and CEO of the Strategic Risk Assessment Center in Dubai. Co-sponsored by UCLA CMED and the UCLA Burkle Center.

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Duration: 0:53:52

0:53:52

A discussion of current topics in Middle East research with former students of Professor Leonard Binder.

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Duration: 01:45:57

01:45:57

Students, both former and present, pay tribute to Professor Leonard Binder.

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Duration: 53:37

53:37

Dr. Keith Watenpaugh, Dr. Fred Lawson, and Dr Necla Tschirg, former students of Malcolm H. Kerr commemorate his legacy on the 30th anniversary of his death.

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Amb. Thomas Pickering in discussion with Joseph Cirincione, moderated by Mike Shuster, on the debate around Iran's nuclear program.

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Aaron D. Miller discusses America's prospects in the Middle East, followed by Q&A. Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development and the Burkle Center, November 5, 2013.

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Duration: 01:21:12

01:21:12

Ambassador Oded Eran discusses the peace process.

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Duration: 01:16:47

01:16:47

Princess Basmah bint Saud outlines her concept of "The Fourth Way," a method of establishing a new platform to help bring stability to the world

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Duration: 50:00

50:00

Ambassador Oded Eran, Senior Researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University discusses the peace treaties between Israel, Jordan and Egypt.

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Duration: 1:04

1:04

A lecture and question and answer session with James A. Larocco, Ambassador (Retired) and Director, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA), National Defense University

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Duration: 1:34:20

1:34:20

On Tuesday, September 28, UCLA's Center for Middle East Development (CMED) hosted a panel discussion on "Is Freedom of Speech Possible in the Arab World?" with Tim Sebastian, Dr. Asli

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Duration: 1:46:00

1:46:00

Elena Panaritis, author of Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets with Trust (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), speaks at UCLA.

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Duration: 10:16

10:16

Dan Fleshler offers insight into the shifts taking place in the pro-Israel American Jewish community, including growing dissent against what he calls the “conventional Israel lobby.”

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Duration: 1:15:46

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Ayman Abdel Nour, consultant to various multinational organizations dealing with civil society in Syria, discusses the current state of the peace process in the Middle East.

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Duration: 1:21:52

1:21:52

Dr. Shibley Telhami focuses on the high regional expectations for a new American role in Iraq, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and relations with Iran, and on the shifting economic and global

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Duration: 1:37:29

1:37:29

Lebanon Today
10/8/2008

Nizar Abdel-Kader, political analyst and columnist at Ad-Diyar Newspaper, discusses the roles of major players that will effect Lebanon's stability and explains the current challenges that Lebanon is now facing.

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Duration: 1:11:05

1:11:05

Ambassador Lawrence E. Butler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, comments on our current state of relations with Iraq, and the political, security and economic challenges ahead.

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Duration: 1:07:23

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