CNES Podcasts

Ralph Bunche and the Politics of Binationalism in Palestine
A talk by Alex Lubin, Director of the Center for American Studies and Research at the American University of Beirut

Minorities between state-society dynamics in revolutionary processes: The Christian Copts of Egypt 2011-2013
A lecture by Mai Mogib, Faculty of Economics & Political Science, Cairo University, CNES visiting Fulbright scholar

Looking for Ethnicity in Iran
A lecture in English by Rasmus Christian Elling, Copenhagen University. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series.

Ottomans and the Kodak Galaxy: Illustrated Journals and Photography During the Hamidian Era (1876-1909)
A lecture by Ahmet Ersoy, Department of History at Bogaziçi University, Istanbul

Podcast: The Empire of the Steppe: Russia's Colonial Experience on the Eurasian Frontiers
Eurasian Empires Seminar Series Lecture by Michael Khodarkovsky, Loyola University, Chicago

Social Man: Palestinian Capitalists and British Colonial Rule
A lecture by Sherene Seikaly, Director of The Middle East Studies Center and Assistant Professor of History, American University in Cairo

Reform & Reality: Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire
A lecture by Kent Schull, Binghamton University

The Arab Uprising: Results and Prospects
Special Lecture: Gilbert Achcar, Department of Development Studies, SOAS. Sponsored by the Center for Social Theory and Comparative History.

The Constitutional and Legal Status of non-Shiites in Iran
A lecture by Houchang-Esfandiar Chehabi, Boston University. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series.

Ottoman Egypt: The Icelandic Connection
A lecture by Alan Mikhail, History, Yale University

Memories of Revolt: New Autobiographical Writing from Egypt
A lecture by Elliott Colla, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

Panel Discussion around The Making of the Tunisian Revolution: Contexts, Architects, Prospects
With Nouri Gana (UCLA), Amy Kallander (Syracuse University) and Francesco Cavatorta (Universite' Laval, Quebec, Canada)

Medieval Heresy Between Armenia and Khurasan: Writing a Connected History of the Tondrakians
A lecture by Mushegh Asatryan. Organized by the Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair for Modern Armenian History [Established by the Armenian Educational Foundation].

Arab-Armenian Cross-Cultural Encounters during the Umayyad and early ‘Abbasid Periods
A lecture by Alison Vacca, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan. Organized by the Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair for Modern Armenian History [Established by the Armenian Educational Foundation].

Iran's Economy: Challenges and Opportunities
A Public Lecture by Hashem Pesaran, USC and University of Cambridge. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series.

Manuscripts as the Base of Islamic And Near Eastern Studies
A look at the manuscript M191 in UCLA library with visiting scholar Ali Tabatabai Yazdi, M.T. Institute for Islamic studies, Qom, Iran

The Problem of Mediterranean Cosmopolitanism
A panel inspired by Wu Ming's novel Altai

Funding a Good Cause: Grants, Scholarships, and the Promotion of Armenian Culture in the 21st Century
The Five-Year Programming Plan of the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Sponsored by The Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History, The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

World, the Text and the Wonderful Life: The Pioneering Spirit of Early Persian Poetry
A lecture by Dr. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, University of Maryland. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series.

Imagining a Center for Istanbul/Imagining Istanbul from the Center: Taksim Square and Gezi Park
A lecture by Orhan Esen, Architecture and Urban Planning, Istanbul Bilgi University.

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