Faculty in the News

Murat, director of the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, publishes a monthly opinion piece in the French newspaper Libération. (In French)

May 8, 2017. Interviewed by The New Arab, CMED Researcher Eric Bordenkircher commented, "The Muslim Brotherhood and Qardawi have not affected U.S.-Qatari relations in the past. Why would they affect them now? Qatar is too important vis-à-vis Iran to allow these issues to affect relations," he said.

May 3, 2017. UCLA historian Kelly Lytle Hernandez writes in an Op Ed in the International Business Times, "On April 11, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his plan to step up prosecutions of unlawful entries, saying it's time to “restore a lawful system of immigration.” This may read like a colorblind commitment to law and order. But the law Sessions has vowed to enforce was designed with racist intent."

May 3, 2017. Dominic Thomas, chair of UCLA's department of French and Francophone Studies, is interviewed on CNN about the Macron-Le Pen debate and the upcoming run-off vote in the French presidential election on Sunday, May 7. (Starts @ 2:14)

May 3, 2017. Speaking to The Washington Post about Mahmoud Abbas' visit to the White House, UCLA history professor James Gelvin remarks, “Every president, when they come into office, thinks they can bring about an Israel-Palestinian deal. Everyone fails, and then they turn their attention to issues that are more pressing. This is probably going to be the same sort of thing.”