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.
Implications of the November 2003 Bush Doctrine on Middle East democracy.
UCLA students learn of immigrants' need of legal representation at an event sponsored by the non-profit Active Voice, the UCLA International Institute, & the UCLA School of Law
International Woman of the Year and well-known Iranian human rights activist Mehrangiz Kar talks to 300 at UCLA about her colleague, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize.
Four delegations from throughout the Arab world and India meet with faculty and staff to study religious and secular education.
Al Jazeera founder Omar Al-Issawi describes the Middle East's most dynamic television station, Norm Pattiz reports on America's new radio outpost in the Arab world.
Conservative author, television commentator exchanges views with liberal attorney and former congressman.
1,100 at Royce Hall hear call for supporters of Israel in America to speak up.
Ami Ayalon, former head of Shin Bet, and Sari Nusseibeh, President of Al Quds University, tell UCLA audience about their campaign.
Former Israeli prime minister calls for negotiating with the Palestinians "as they are."
Yitzhak Rabin's daughter examines the Rabin legacy in today's Middle East.
James Gelvin talks about his year teaching at the American University of Beirut.
UN General Assembly President Jan Kavan declares United Nations "not an instrument of U.S. foreign policy." Reminds audience of the world body's far flung operations in development, health, and peacekeeping.
Three writer-activists tour U.S. to explore situation of Muslim women in American communities. While at UCLA they observe the Clothesline Project commemorating victims of sexual violence.
Current lineup in Middle East opens "window of opportunity" for peace, prominent Israeli political analyst tells UCLA audience.
UCLA Today features class co-taught by Palestinian doctoral candiate Shawki El-Zatmah, a Palestinian, and Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller. The class is sponsored by the Burkle Center for International Relations.
Shibley Telhami, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, reports that only 3% of Saudis are even "somewhat favorable" to the U.S. The Bush administration's prioritizing security over democracy in the region deepens rifts between people and governments.
Jerry Green, Middle East specialist for RAND, takes up weapons of mass destruction in Syria, Ahmad Chalabi, nation-building in Afghanistan, and the effects on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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