Upcoming Events


Makeup and Circulation of Political Elite in Post-revolutionary Iran

Thursday, May 31, 2018
2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall


From Revolution to Devolution? The Future of the State in the Middle East

Friday, June 01, 2018
Day 1: UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center


Yemen's Destruction: A Globalist Artifice

Monday, June 04, 2018
4:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall

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Center News


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.


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In The Media


Lebanon's Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

"Lebanon is a microcosm of the Middle East... [t]he results on May 6th will provide a glimpse into the political climate of the greater Middle East," writes Eric Bordenkircher, research fellow at the UCLA Center for Middle East Development, in the International Policy Digest.


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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 and discussion with authors Ece Temelkuran and Molly Crabapple

A lecture by Alireza Doostdar (The University of Chicago Divinity School)

A lecture by Edhem Eldem (Collège de France)

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