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The Center’s events reach an audience into the future through our archive of podcasts and videos.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me: Poetry by Palestinian Poet Ghassan Zaqtan
Renowned Palestian poet Ghassan Zaqtan and translator Fady Joudah visit UCLA for a poetry reading on October 25th, 2012.

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Afaf Nash and Susan Slyomovics
Afaf Nash reads "there is still a sun that rises…"by Abdul Satar (Abu Ali), from the documentary film A Candle for the Shabandar Cafe (directed by Emad Ali). Susan Slyomovics reads the English translation of the same poem.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Revolution, Reform, and Repression: Challenges to Women's Inclusion and Equality in the Middle East
The 1st Annual International Women’s Day Lecture by Sussan Tahmasebi, recipient of the Human Rights Watch’s 2011 Alison Des Forges Human Rights Award for Extraordinary Activism.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Beau Beausoleil
Beau Beausoleil reads "TV Terror" by Huda Al-Marashi and follows with closing remarks for the reading.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Jim Natal
Jim Natal reads his own poem entitled "The Street of the Poet".

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Tania Baban and Jen Hofer
Tania Baban reads "A Half-Burned Page on Al Mutanabbi Street" by Dunya Mikhail in Arabic. Jen Hofer reads the English translation of the same poem, translated by Dunya Mikhail, Dima Hilal, and Beau Beausoleil. She follows with her own poem "less then more then less again".

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Elline Lipkin
Elline Lipkin reads Adnan Mohsen's "More Rare," followed by her own poem written with Aga Shahid Ali entitled "Al-Mutanabbi Street."

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Aram Saroyan
Aram Saroyan reads "Night in Hamdan" by Saadi Yousef, translated by Khaled Mattawa, followed by his own poem "Autobiography".

Friday, March 09, 2012
Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Janet Sternburg
Janet Sternburg reads a poem written in the 10th century by an anonymous author, followed by her own poem entitled "Seeds".

Friday, March 09, 2012
Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Sholeh Wolpé
Sholeh Wolpé reads "To Salah Al Hamdani, November 2008" by Sam Hamill, followed by her own poem entitled "The Deep Dive".

Monday, November 28, 2011
Grad Student Interview: Janell Rothenberg
A video interview with Janell Rothenberg, PhD candidate in Anthropology

Wednesday, May 04, 2011
News|Week: Al-Qaeda After bin Laden
Three faculty experts agree the death of Osama bin Laden is significant but should have little effect on Al-Qaeda. The network was in decline before bin Laden was killed, and its loose organization makes the central leader less important.

Monday, March 21, 2011
Gnawa and Moroccan Mystical Musics at UCLA
From a March 5, 2011, concert at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall featuring Abdenbi El Fakir, Abdelah El-Yaâkoubi El Kababi, Fattah Abbou and Mohamed Aoualou. The concert was sponsored by the Moroccan American Cultural Center of Los Angeles and UCLA's G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies.

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