Upcoming Events


Smart People, Dumb War: America's Intervention in Iraq

Thursday, February 22, 2018
2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall


Recent Excavations of Sanjar-Shah (Northern Tajikistan) and the New Sources for the Study of the Sogdian Culture (5th–8th centuries CE)

Thursday, February 22, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Charles E. Young Research Library Presentation Room

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Center News


Nationwide survey illuminates forces at play in recent Iranian demonstrations

A recent telephone survey reveals much new information about Iranian voters' political behavior and renders inadequate the categories currently used to describe Iranian politics, says UCLA sociologist Kevan Harris.


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In The Media


UCLA faculty voice: Why is Saudi Arabia suddenly so paranoid?

Historian James Gelvin says that Saudi Arabian officials are acting as if they can no longer depend on oil and U.S. might for security.


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Alumni News


Alumnus Dany Douery develops the first Arabic BA program in the California State University system.

His mission: to help students examine global events with an understanding of Arab culture.


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Recent Podcasts

A book talk by Kevan Harris (UCLA) and Afshin Matin-Asgari (California State University, Los Angeles)

A lecture by Aron Rodrigue (Stanford University)

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