Comments delivered by Saree Makdisi, UCLA, at the Human Rights and Gaza symposium held on Wednesday, January 21, 2009.
Israel's recent assault on Gaza by land, sea and air against the backdrop of its control over the territory was a disturbing violation of Palestinians' human rights, speakers at the symposium said.
The duo, Noam Yifrach and Younis Al-Khatib, are the heads, respectively, of the Maghen David Adom (MDA) and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), the Israeli and Palestinian equivalents of the Red Cross.
Although the international crowd in Dr. Sami Chetrit's "Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Film" shares opinions in class, the students open up more in the password-protected space of an online chat board.
A public lecture by Suad Amiry, Director of Riwaq: the Centre for Architectural Conservation, Palestine, delivered on April 8, 2008, discussing her new book "No Sex In the City."
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)
A public lecture by David Newman, Ben Gurion University, part of the series on Israel Studies.
In talk co-sponsored by CNES, the Harvard professor and author argues "obsessive" focus on Israel takes time and energy away from the protest of other more serious human rights violations perpetrated by other countries.
Student groups host controversial speaker, who has repeatedly defended the country’s military actions. [The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies and the School of Law are co-sponsoring the event with two student groups.]
Intrastate Conflict Management and Regional Security: The Israel-Hizbullah Confrontation in Historical Perspective
A lecture by Avraham Sela, Colgate University and Hebrew University, part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Fall lecture series on The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11. The series explores the most recent events in the Middle East, while providing perspective and analysis from a variety of points of view.
Columbia professor's new book aims to discuss the group's history without using other peoples' lenses. The lecture was co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.
A need to protect symbols lies behind the latest Mideast violence, writes UCLA historian and CNES faculty member David N. Myers in the Los Angeles Times.
Iraq war, Hamas electoral win, and Iran's ambitions make settlement with Palestinians still harder than before, says UCLA alumnus Itamar Rabinovich.
CNES faculty member Saree Makdisi argued in the Los Angeles Times that the 'man of courage and peace' story ignores Sharon's bloody and ruthless past.
Three-day meeting at UCLA hears reports on "The Middle East in 2005"
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.
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.
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.
Seeds of Peace President Aaron Miller brings participants to UCLA to describe their unique experience.
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."
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