Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in conversation with Renee Montagne, Co-Host of NPR's Morning Edition, for the 2010-11 Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace.
Wave Your Flag
On Tuesday, September 28, UCLA's Center for Middle East Development (CMED) hosted a panel discussion on "Is Freedom of Speech Possible in the Arab World?" with Tim Sebastian, Dr. Asli Bali and Professor David Kaye.
A lecture by Jeff Spurr, Harvard University
A public lecture by Anne Nivat, Award-Winning Paris-Based Freelance War Reporter and Writer.
A paper by Rochelle Davis, Assistant Professor of Arab Studies, Georgetown University (read by Asli Bali, UCLA School of Law). Part of the one-day conference "How East Meets West Today: Economies and Cultures of the Middle East in a Global Era."
A paper presented by Pete Moore, Associate Professor of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University. Part of the one-day conference "How East Meets West Today: Economies and Cultures of the Middle East in a Global Era."
A lecture by Dina Rizk Khoury, George Washington University
Establishing Formal Rules such as Property Rights is a Promising Road to Sustainable Economic Growth and Peace
Elena Panaritis, author of Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets with Trust (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), speaks at UCLA.
Book talk with Dan Fleshler, author of "Transforming Americas Israel Lobby: the Limits of Its Power and the Potential for Change."
Podcast of a lecture by Ayman Abdel Nour presented by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development and the UCLA International Institute on March 11, 2009.
In an article for Maingate, the American University of Beirut's quarterly magazine, UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr tells the story of her Iraqi-born classmate Samya, who fled Iraq for Sweden in 2006.
A public lecture by Azzam Alwash, CEO, Nature Iraq
This spring, two centers under the UCLA International Institute went live with standalone, online courses on Azeri and the Iraqi dialect of Arabic and with a custom application that allows instructors to share web-based lessons. Meanwhile, the New Language Classroom has added videos for instructors, and the Language Materials Project launched a portal for K-12 schoolteachers on "less commonly taught" languages.
A public lecture by Nadje Al-Ali, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Photographer Nik Wheeler, a Vietnam War photographer, photojournalist and now a freelance photographer, took the iconic National Geographic images of the Marsh Arabs, or Mad'an.
Veteran journalist Helena Cobban says that only the United Nations is in a position to convene nations interested in stability in Iraq, citing evidence of a shift of global power and influence away from the United States.
Night light in neighborhoods populated primarily by embattled Sunni residents declined dramatically just before the February 2007 surge and never returned, suggesting that ethnic cleansing by rival Shiites may have been largely responsible for the decrease in violence for which the U.S. military has claimed credit.
September 17, 2008
Daily Bruin, May 7, 2008
Ambassador Lawrence E. Butler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, comments on our current state of relations with Iraq, and the political, security and economic challenges ahead.
Peter Reiss, director of a USAID program to restore the world's second-largest wetlands, explains how Saddam Hussein's drainage of the area has altered an ancient culture.
UCLA Today, Oct. 10, 2007
The Daily Bruin, October 8, 2007
Larry Korb, a former assistant defense secretary under Reagan, wants to keep a regional military presence and to keep intervening in Iraq, but he thinks that continuing the occupation does more harm than good. He and Phillip Carter, a UCLA alum and Iraq war veteran, take questions on the war and Gen. Petraeus's strategy.
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