Professor Nayereh Tohidi, visting scholar at the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, asks whether president-elect Hassan Rowhani will reset Iran's political course in a hopeful direction.
A lecture in Persian by Peyman Vahabzadeh, University of Victoria
A lecture in Persian by Abbas Amanat, Professor of History & International Studies, Yale University. Part of the Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran.
The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies is launching the “Listen to Learn” website to introduce American students to critical Middle Eastern languages.
The foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is not irrational—the current regime needs conflict with the United States to perpetuate itself in power, said Professor Mansour Farhang. He advised the United States to reach an implicit understanding with the regime that Iran will not develop nuclear weapons.
A lecture by Dr. Mansour Farhang, Bennington College. Part of the Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran.
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 lecture in Persian by Ata Hoodashtian, Institut Canadien de Management. Commentary by Dr. Ali Akbar Mahdi follows.
A book talk by Kambiz Navai, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran
A lecture by Mohammad Manzarpour, BBC Persian Bureau Editor, Washington DC, following the screening of the documentary "The Ayatollah's Seal"
A book reading by Christopher de Bellaigue, Journalist
A reading in Persian by Houshang Ebtehaj (Sayeh) on Sunday, December 09, 2012
A lecture in Persian by Bahram Beyzaie, film/theater Director, screen/play writer, researcher
Labour Agency in Refashioning the Discourse of Modernity and Social Developments in Iran [Forudastan va Bazkhani-ye Goftman Tajadod dar Iran]
A lecture by Touraj Atabaki, International Institute of Social History.
A lecture by Morteza Mardiha, Visiting Scholar, Harvard University (lecture in Persian)
A book reading by Parastou Forouhar, Artist and Author
Instead of committing the United States to take military action against Iran, Dalia Dassa Kaye suggests that a better option would be convincing more Israeli leaders and people that a military attack is still a bad idea if the goal is to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power.
Dalia Dassa Kaye is part of The Atlantic's Iran War Dial, which predicts that there's a 37 percent chance that the United States or Israel will strike Iran in the next year.
A lecture by Daryoush Ashouri
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
Multitasking in the Middle East: Obama and the Challenges of Israel, Iran, and the Arab Awakening - a talk by Jeremy Ben-Ami, President of J-Street
A talk by the President & Founder of J-Street, Jeremy Ben-Ami. This event was co-sponsored by the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.
A talk and reading by Abbas Maroufi, author of The Symphony of the Dead
UCLA Film and Television Archive celebrates tradition, conviction of Iranian filmmakers with eight-part series
In an article for the Middle East Policy Council, Burkle Center Visiting Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye and Eric Lorber explain containment strategy and whether or not this is an effective policy towards Iran.
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