The following is the text of an interview conducted by the Hong Kong daily Ming Pao (明報) with Professor James L. Gelvin (History) in late June 2013.
The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies is launching the “Listen to Learn” website to introduce American students to critical Middle Eastern languages.
A recent course on the Arab Spring taught by CMED Director Steven Spiegel invited specialists from around the country and UCLA to lecture on individual countries—some in person and some via a videoconferencing link.
A November 1, 2012 lecture by Professor James Gelvin, History Department, UCLA
2012 Levi Della Vida Conference:"Structures of Personalized Power in the Modern Middle East: Presidents, Prime Ministers and Party Bosses" Keynote Address
Keynote lecture by 2012 Levi Della Vida Award recipient Roger Owen, Harvard University
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.
Center for Near Eastern Studies collaborates to keep memory of al-Mutanabbi Street alive
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.
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".
Janet Sternburg reads a poem written in the 10th century by an anonymous author, followed by her own poem entitled "Seeds".
Sholeh Wolpé reads "To Salah Al Hamdani, November 2008" by Sam Hamill, followed by her own poem entitled "The Deep Dive".
Russell Burgos, an 18-year U.S. Army and Army Reserve veteran, uses his experience in Iraq in his teaching and research.
General James Mattis, the top commander of the American military in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will join award-winning NPR foreign affairs correspondent Mike Shuster for a public conversation on Nov. 18.
Christopher Hill predicts that America will soon return to a fuller, more traditional approach to foreign policy.
Christopher Hill, America’s former ambassador to Iraq, will be on campus on Oct. 13 to talk about “The Urgent vs. The Important: U.S. Policy in the Middle East and in East Asia.”
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.
Hunting the 'Out-of-Place Muslim': Sketching the Juridical Architecture of America's 'War on Terror'
A lecture by Darryl Li, Harvard University
Newly Appointed Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander Discusses Harsh Interrogation Techniques on NPR's Fresh Air
Matthew Alexander speaks out against harsh interrogation techniques used by the U.S. military and describes his team's use of strategic, noncoercive methods of interrogation to find Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in 2006.
The Summer High School Language Program is geared toward students who speak one of the offered languages at home and want to improve their writing and reading skills.
A video interview with Hannah Reiss, PhD candidate in Anthropology
A lecture by Sarah Shields, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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