Welcome to the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, one of the country’s oldest organized research centers for study of the Middle East and North Africa. Since 1957 we have furthered interdisciplinary understanding of the region through conferences, symposia, lectures, scholarly research, teacher workshops, partnerships with area schools and colleges, public programs, language training, and supporting graduate and undergraduate instruction.

Upcoming Events

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Share the Mic: Amir H. Fallah's CHANT

Monday, February 13, 2023
5:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Zoom

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"The Soldier's Opinion" Film Screening & Director Conversation

Monday, February 13, 2023
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Pacific Time)
UCLA Royce Hall

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In Search of Jewish Morocco

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
3:30 PM (Pacific Time)
10383 Bunche Hall

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Center News

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Cultivating scholarship and empathy in equal measure

Anthropologist Aomar Boum will speak at UCLA this month about his two newest publications: a co-edited volume and a graphic novel on the history of the Holocaust in North Africa during World War II.


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In The Media

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Los Angeles Jews honor Muslim scholar of Moroccan Jewry

UCLA's Aomar Boum has spent 22 years championing interfaith familiarity and amity.


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Alumni News

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Alumni reaches beyond academic careers with creativity

UCLA alumnus and receiver of two CNES fellowships William Geibel talks about the creative career opportunities available to area studies specialists beyond tenure track.


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Recent Podcasts

Averroës Lectures on Jewish Communities in Muslim Lands Lecture by Joshua Schreier (Vassar College)

A panel discussion with distinguished experts on Syria, Turkish Kurdistan, and indigenous land rights in Israel.

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