A public lecture by Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, Harvard University, delivered on January 14, 2008, as part of the Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran.
Nearly every women's rights bill passed by the Iranian reformist parliament that the Guardian Council effectively cast out in 2004 met one doom or another. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, a former legislator, illuminates the paths of Iranian-style gridlock.
A daylong conference recently attempted to clear some of the fog surrounding the real Osama bin Laden, who, if he's still alive, turns 50 this month. Titled "Jihadi Islam," the Nov. 13 event was sponsored by the Center for Near Eastern Studies and held at the UCLA Faculty Center.
Following their son's death in 2002, Judea Pearl, a professor of computer science at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA, and his wife formed the Daniel Pearl Foundation to advance the ideals that inspired Daniel's life and work by hosting lectures, programs and other events throughout the world to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music and innovative communications.
A public lecture by Fatemeh Keshavarz, Washington University, on December 11, 2007 as part of the Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran.
A public lecture by Mehdi Bozorgmehr, City University of New York - Graduate Center, delivered on November 26, 2007
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.
A lecture by James Gelvin, UCLA, delivered at the conference/workshop on Jihadi Islam held at the UCLA Faculty Center on Tuesday, November 13, 2007.
A lecture by Rola El-Husseini, Texas A and M University, delivered at the conference/workshop on Jihadi Islam held at the UCLA Faculty Center on Tuesday, November 13, 2007.
A lecture by David Dean Commins, Dickinson College, delivered at the conference/workshop on Jihadi Islam held at the UCLA Faculty Center on Tuesday, November 13, 2007.
The panel featured journalist Steve LeVine and discussion centered around oil in the Caspian region, where LeVine spent 11 years reporting. [The event was sponsored by the UCLA Center for International Business Education & Research and cosponsored with the UCLA International Institute and the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, among others.]
A public lecture by Rudi Matthee, University of Delaware, delivered on October 8, 2007
A public lecture by Zachary Lockman, New York University delivered on October 18, 2007
A public lecture by Maziar Behrooz, San Francisco State University and Nikki Keddie, UCLA on Monday, October 22, 2007
A public lecture by Galia Golan, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel
Steven Spiegel, a professor of political science and director of the Center for Middle East Development, is a leading expert on U.S. policy in the Middle East. A longer version of this article recently appeared in the Israeli paper Ha'aretz. (Photo courtesy of pbs.org)
UCLA Today, Oct. 10, 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.
UCLA Today notes an exhibition co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.
In this video op-ed, UCLA law graduate and Iraq war veteran Phillip Carter says that tactical victories for the U.S. military in Baghdad will be of little consolation when troop levels fall again in April 2008. He discusses the corruption and sectarianism that plagued Iraqi security forces during his time in Diyala Province.
A Yemeni MP and others in a six-member delegation raise concerns at UCLA about the perception of Arabs and Muslims in the media. Students explain how they're meeting the problem.
New lecture series organized by Professor James Gelvin, UCLA
A public lecture at UCLA by Rola El-Husseini, Texas AM University, on June 06, 2007.
A public lecture at UCLA by Ellen Lust-Okar, Yale University, May 30. 2007.
A groundbreaking exhibition of the literary, cinematic and scholarly output of this diverse community, and UCLAs impact on the field of Middle Eastern American Studies, is on display from September 17 through December 21, 2007 in the Powell Library Rotunda.
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