Security expert Albert Carnesale looks at U.S. options to head off nuclear spread in North Korea and Iran, and the danger of terrorist groups with atom bombs.
Special Guest Lecture by Gareth Chang, with Professor Toby Miller, UC Riverside
About to take his BA in Poli Sci, Matthew Gottfried looks back on his EAP year abroad in Cairo
Over sixty-five students have completed PhDs in Middle East studies in the past four years, in a wide range of departments spanning the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools.
Counter-terror expert Boaz Ganor warns that Islamic terrorism is a deadly threat to Islamic moderates as well as the West, and outlines measures to reduce its influence.
The former Secretary of State recalls the three most memorable political events of his long life and answers questions from students on today's global crises.
Yale scholar says Lebanese organization is in the process of joining the political mainstream
Former Uzbek Ambassador to Iran and Afghanistan reviews the development of Muslim groups in his region as Soviet power faded and Saudi and Iranian influence grew.
Nancy Soderberg talks about her new book on unilateralism in U.S. foreign policy under the Bush administration.
Steven Spiegel criticizes the Bush administration for pursuing global goals in the Middle East while failing to address the specific issues that leave the region in crisis. He proposes a strategy for disengagement between the Palestinians and Israelis.
Israeli Minister Matan Vilnai on Israeli security and negotiations with the Palestinians.
Theoretical approaches, practical solutions
Former senior advisor to L. Paul Bremer looks at the players in Iraq's new political lineup, strategies for defusing the insurgency, and some of the serious mistakes the U.S. has made and continues to make.
Kenneth W. Stein (Emory University) puts the recent Palestinian election in perspective
Former imprisoned Soviet dissident and current Israeli Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs looks at the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the United Nations, the Western press, and the issue of Jewish settlements in Gaza and the West Bank.
Well-known Israeli scholar and political theorist offers a comparative view of the preconditions for successful democracies, predicts lengthy "time of troubles" in Iraq.
French Arabist Kepel discusses his new book, "The War for Muslim Minds."
The Emir of Qatar and his wife, the Sheikha Mozah, meet leading UCLA, Los Angeles, and Hollywood figures at the home of Ronald W. Burkle.
Rashid Khalidi sees perils for the U.S. in empire building while ignoring its own professional Middle East experts and the history of the region.
Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi Calls for Freeing Political Prisoners in Iran, Removal of U.S. Troops from Iraq
Large turnout from Iranian community in Los Angeles greets feminist human rights activist.
General Anthony Zinni, former commander of Middle East Central Command, says the Iraq war was "a big mistake" and there was no plan for the reconstruction.
Former political prisoner Saad Eddin Ibrahim presents 7 reasons for optimism for the region.
Michael Naumann, publisher of Die Zeit, discusses European reactions to the war on terrorism.
Jusur, UCLA's graduate student journal of Middle Eastern Studies, sponsors conference on "Limits to the Frontier."
Seeds of Peace President Aaron Miller brings participants to UCLA to describe their unique experience.
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