Dr. Imad Moustapha addresses UCLA undergraduate class on Syria's relations with the United States, Lebanon, and Israel; calls for marginalizing extremists on both sides in the effort to end Middle East conflicts.
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.
Implications of the November 2003 Bush Doctrine on Middle East democracy.
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.
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.
Martin Indyk, leading Middle East specialist for the Clinton government, in UCLA address sees opportunity for George Bush following defeat of Saddam Hussein.
Columbia University scholar and Palestinian activist Edward Said says Israeli occupation is brutal. Charges widespread violations of Palestinian human rights.
Center-right coalition likely in aftermath of elections, peace settlement with the Palestinians not so impossible as many think.
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