UCLA symposium: Academic Freedom at Risk, Jan. 27, 2017
Scholars from the US and Canada will meet at UCLA to discuss a disturbing trend emerging in the Middle East that treats academic research and knowledge production as government security threats.
Monday, January 09, 2017 READ MORE
Emir of Qatar engages with UCLA Chancellor and students
The invite-only event at the UCLA Chancellor's residence was organized by the UCLA International Institute and the Center for Middle East Development.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 READ MORE
Insufficient economic growth drives challenges of Middle East
CMED's 11th annual conference in Doha, Qatar, which was cosponsored by the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs, shed light on the urgent need for economic reform and growth in the Middle East.
Monday, June 20, 2016 READ MORE
CMED Conference Opens in Doha, May 30
May 30-June 1, 2016: CMED opens its 11th "Enriching the Middle East's Economic Future Conference" at the Sheraton Conference Center in Doha.
Monday, May 30, 2016 READ MORE
Nile Green publishes latest in a torrent of works on Central Asia and global Islam
The founding director of the UCLA Program on Central Asia reflects on his newest book and the strength of Central Asian and Afghan Studies at UCLA.
Thursday, May 05, 2016 READ MORE
UCLA professor's book reaches audiences in Russia, Brazil and the Arab world
Originally published in 2012, The Oil Curse by Michael L. Ross has been translated into Russian, Portuguese and Arabic — all in the last year.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 READ MORE
Specialist on modern Iran joins teaching faculty
Sociologist Kevan Harris will be teaching in the International Development Studies Program.
Thursday, January 14, 2016 READ MORE
Iran Nuclear Deal Might Quell Sectarian Conflicts
UCLA CMED's Eric Bordenkircher argues that the Iran nuclear deal has the potential to facilitate resolutions to sectarian conflicts currently ravaging the Middle East.
Thursday, September 17, 2015 READ MORE
Ensuring Iran's compliance with a nuclear deal
In an LA Times editorial, Steven Spiegel urges the U.S. to conclude security pacts with Iran's adversaries.
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 READ MORE
VIDEO: Leading Specialists Discuss the Future of the Middle East
A discussion of current topics in Middle East research with former students of Professor Leonard Binder.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014 READ MORE
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