Upcoming Events


Islam and Jews in the Holy Land: Land and Nature and the Construction of Jewish Culture

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
10383 Bunche Hall


Black Matters: Young Ethiopian Jews and Race in Israel

Thursday, October 26, 2017
3:15 PM
Room 1314, UCLA School of Law

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Center News


Kerr Family endows UCLA scholarship fund for Middle Eastern students

The Kerr Family Endowment will underwrite the tuition of students from the Middle East to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in the humanities and/or social sciences at UCLA.


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In The Media


Aslı Ü. Bâli on "America's Imperial Unraveling"

Oct. 16, 2017: "The United States remains the preeminent economic and military power in the world, yet in many respects it has embarked on a project to dismantle its own hegemony," writes CNES Director Aslı Ü. Bâli with co-author Aziz Rana in the Boston Review.


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Alumni News


Alumna Beth Baron elected president of MESA.

UCLA alumna Beth Baron has been selected 2015-17 president of the Middle East Studies Association. Beth teaches history at The Graduate Center,City University of New York, where she directs the M.A. program and the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center. From 2009 through 2014 she was editor of the International Journal of Middle East History.


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Recent Podcasts

A panel with Hosam Aboul-Ela (University of Houston), Elliott Colla (Georgetown University), and Nadia Yaqub (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

A book talk with Sami Hermez (Northwestern University, Qatar)

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