Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic and a prominent observer of the Middle East, said that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an idea worth defending, for the sake of the region. The Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Series is hosted annually at UCLA by the Burkle Center for International Relations.
As the executive deputy director of research and programs for Human Rights Watch, Iain Levine manages the organization’s researchers and reporters, who are currently deployed in more than 40 countries. He spoke to UCLA students and faculty at the law school on Tuesday about the group's work in Egypt, the Daily Bruin student newspaper reports.
UCLA history professor James Gelvin, political science professor Leonard Binder, and law professor Khaled Abou el Fadl each weigh in on Egyptian uprisings, Omar Suleiman’s rise to power and its implications. This video was published Feb. 9 by the UCLA Newsroom.
Subtitled "Voices from Cairo through Social Media," the program displays a new tweet every four seconds over a digital map of Egypt's capital, archiving messages and the precise locations in Cairo from which they were sent.
An archaeological team's request to stay in Amarna, Egypt, where the situation was calm, was denied by the regional security organization. Evacuation of eight students and three faculty members began in earnest when the U.S. State Department recommended that Americans leave.
For more than 20 years, the UCLA Film & Television Archive has curated an annual festival in honor of Iranian cinema. It opens on Friday, Feb. 4, at the Billy Wilder Theater with "Pay Back," The Daily Bruin student newspaper reports.
While in graduate school at UCLA and working in the Center for Primary Research and Training, Ali Anooshahr brought paleographic training and language proficiency in Persian, Arabic, and Ottoman Turkish to the task of describing and processing the UCLA Library's collection of Near Eastern Manuscripts. He is currently Assistant Professor of History at UC Davis.
John Scott-Railton, who has done research and studied in Egypt, decided to begin relaying reports from Egyptians via Twitter and Youtube when the government shut down Internet and cell phone service last Thursday.
A lecture by Joseph Rosen, Department of History and Centre for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence, Concordia University, Montreal
A lecture by Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, Northeastern University
The Summer High School Language Program is geared toward students who speak one of the offered languages at home and want to improve their writing and reading skills.
A video interview with Hannah Reiss, PhD candidate in Anthropology
A lecture by Basem Ra'ad, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem
A panel discussion with Mehdi Khalaji, Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Majid Mohammadi, Writer, moderated by Nayereh Tohidi
But if the U.S. government returns to old ways of hoarding secrets, it could inflict more damage on itself than the WikiLeaks disclosures have, according to Burkle Center Fellow Amy Zegart. She joined a panel discussion with UCLA's Robert Trager and Dalia Dassa Kaye of the RAND Corporation, with Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala as moderator.
A video interview with Murat Yildiz, PhD candidate in History
More than 50 years after they graduated, UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr-Adams has interviewed six of her American University of Beirut classmates to discover the lives they have built in the Middle East.
Dan Meridor serves as deputy prime minister and minister of intelligence and atomic energy. On Nov. 29 at the law school, he warned of rising Iranian influence in the region, voiced his support for a two-state solution with the Palestinians, and raised questions about the future of armed conflict and international law.
The Honorable Dan Meridor, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy
Lecture by Professor Khaled Abou El Fadl, UCLA School of Law
A talk by Micah Zenko, Fellow for Conflict Prevention in the Center for Preventive Action (CPA), Council on Foreign Relations
Admiral Mike Mullen delivered the 2010-11 Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace on November 10, 2010.
A lecture by Randa Siniora, Executive Director, Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights
Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat, who leads the Palestine Liberation Organization's diplomatic mission to the United States, told a UCLA audience that the PLO is firmly committed to the establishment of a Palestinian state within the framework of negotiations with Israel, while acknowledging that the negotiations may fail.
A lecture by Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat, the Palestine Liberation Organization Representative to the U.S.
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