Center News Archive

Friday, February 1, 2019
Yemeni identity in Israel
Yemeni Jews in Israel are caught between assimilating into Israeli society and preserving their culture, said Ari Ariel at the Center for Near Eastern Studies event, “Yearning for Yemen: Migration and Memory.”

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Award for new faculty book
Faculty members from two UCLA departments combined forces to report on a little-known minority group: Jewish communities in North Africa during the Holocaust.

Monday, November 26, 2018
Kevan Harris wins two prestigious book awards
“A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran” has won both the Nikki Keddie Book Award and the Middle East Political Economy Book Prize.

Monday, September 24, 2018
Using interdisciplinary research to complicate the argument
Ali Behdad, the new director of CNES, aims to promote collaborative interdisciplinary research that advances knowledge of the complex history, culture and traditions of the Middle East.

Monday, August 20, 2018
New digital archive of ancient Arabic and Syriac manuscripts
Arcadia Fund grant will provide access to rare manuscripts from St. Catherine's Monastery.

Thursday, August 2, 2018
Graduate Fellowships for Middle East Studies
Funded by a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grant from the U.S. Department of Education, this program will support an outstanding graduate student whose research concerns the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), regardless of their academic discipline.

Friday, July 27, 2018
Kerr Family Scholar to join UCLA this fall
A graduate student from Lebanon is the inaugural winner of this new fellowship.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
UCLA to offer a minor in Iranian music
The Farhang Foundation has provided funding to UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music to establish an academic minor in Iranian music.

Monday, July 2, 2018
New leaders, faculty join the International Institute
Several of the Institute's research centers and teaching programs have new faculty leaders as of July 1, 2018, and three new faculty have joined the Institute's academic teaching staff.

Monday, June 11, 2018
Watching the N.B.A. finals with Ann Kerr
Kerr, who delivered the International Institute's 2018 commencement address on June 16, 2018, is the mother of a very famous basketball coach. She is interviewed here by The New Yorker.

Monday, April 16, 2018
Deserts into forests: Dispossession in Palestine as another case of enclosure
At a recent UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies event, UC San Diego Professor Gary Fields claimed tree planting, forestation and cartography were used as tools of land dispossession in Palestine.

Friday, April 6, 2018
Nationalism threatens troubled human rights regime
In advance of the April 20th graduate student conference, "Exploring Human Rights in the Shadow of Nationalism," UCLA Professor of Law Aslı Ü. BâlI outlines three contemporary challenges to universal human rights.

Monday, March 12, 2018
“Waking Lions” depicts unseen Israelis
Speaking about her new novel at the Y&S Nazarian Center, Israeli author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen described the “unseen” Israel and the role of literature in revealing the things we don't want to know about ourselves.

Friday, February 23, 2018
Interdisciplinary Middle East conference features UCLA scholars and their peers worldwide
Two-day conference explores the roots and attributes of this century's radical changes in the Middle East

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
CNES graduate student in the news
Sociologist's research activities are cited in the Hoover Institution news and in Quillette.

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