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"The Legacy of Malcolm Kerr" Video

On April 8th, CMED co-sponsored an event to commemorate the legacy of Malcolm H. Kerr on the 30th anniversary of his death.
Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014



"The Legacy of Malcolm Kerr"

On April 8th, CMED co-sponsored an event to commemorate the legacy of Malcolm H. Kerr on the 30th anniversary of his death.
Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014



Perseverance is the key in Arab-Israeli talks

In an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, UCLA's Steven Spiegel encourages U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to stay the course in negotiations with Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014



Center for Middle East Development sponsors conference on Palestinian economy

The CMED conference discussed economic developments and investments in the Palestinian territories.
Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014





Aaron David Miller: Why America Is Winning in the Middle East

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.
Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013



Amb. Oded Eran: "At the Negotiation Table: What are the options? Israel, Palestine and the US Role"

Ambassador Oded Eran discusses the peace process.
Posted: Monday, October 14, 2013



Annual CMED conference in Qatar attracts Middle East business leaders

“Enriching the Middle East's Economic Future,” a conference sponsored by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development, took place in Doha, Qatar, from May 20–22, 2013.
Posted: Monday, June 10, 2013



People need a platform of rights that cannot be taken away

Journalist, businesswoman and humanitarian Princess Basmah bint Saud spoke about her proposed "Fourth Way" at lecture sponsored by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development.
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013



"The Fourth Way: Leading the Future" A Lecture by Princess Basmah bint Saud

Princess Basmah bint Saud gave a lecture on April 15, 2013 that outlined her concept of "The Fourth Way," a method of establishing a new platform to help bring stability to the world where large international non-governmental.
Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013



How do you teach the Arab Spring?

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.
Posted: Monday, April 01, 2013



Will the Peace Treaties between Israel, Jordan and Egypt Survive?

A podcast of a public lecture by Ambassador Oded Eran, sponsored by UCLA CMED.
Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012



Syria Violence Continues to Grow

Steven Spiegel, professor of political science and director of the UCLA Center for Middle East Development, was interviewed on May 29, 2012, on KNX-1070 AM about the escalating violence in Syria and the possibility of outside intervention.
Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2012



Scholar examines media’s role in managing political conflict

Yael Warshel will speak about her work on April 17
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012



As U.S. withdraws from military action in Iraq, UCLA lecturer reflects

Russell Burgos, an 18-year U.S. Army and Army Reserve veteran, uses his experience in Iraq in his teaching and research.
Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011



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In the Media


What Netanyahu's meddling in US Elections Means for Obama, Romney and Diplomacy

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the United Nations General Assembly today, where he is expected to reiterate his demands that President Obama set 'red lines' for Iran. It appears Netanyahu is meddling in US presidential elections, fueling rifts with Obama to favor Mitt Romney.
Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012

Unrest Continues in Syria

Asli Bali, UCLA acting professor of law and a member of the Center for Middle Eastern Development's Faculty Advisory Committee, was interviewed June 26 on KCRW-89.9 FM's “To the Point” about the ongoing violence in Syria and Syria's recent downing of a Turkish jet.
Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Syria Best Served by Negotiations

An oped piece co-authored by Asli Bali, a member of the faculty advisory committee for the UCLA Center for Middle East Development and an acting professor at the School of Law, and published in the New York Times about the recent U.S.–led proposal to provide $100 million in support for rebel fighters in Syria and the potential for international intervention in that country.
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012

Troops Leave Iraq; Kim Jong Il Dies

Russell Burgos, a UCLA lecturer in global studies, was interviewed Dec. 18 on KTLA-Channel 5 about the U.S. military pulling out of Iraq and quoted in a CNN/KTLA web article about the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il.
Posted: Monday, December 19, 2011

Steven Spiegel

Spiegel, professor of political science and director of UCLA’s Center for Middle East Development, was quoted Tuesday in an International Business Times article about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on May 24.
Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011

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