Reformer to Tyrant: The Corruption of Bashar al-Asad and the Syrian System
A talk by David Lesch, Trinity University.
2012 Levi Della Vida Conference:"Structures of Personalized Power in the Modern Middle East: Presidents, Prime Ministers and Party Bosses" Keynote Address
Keynote lecture by 2012 Levi Della Vida Award recipient Roger Owen, Harvard University
Civility and Sectarianism in Syria: What Now?
A lecture by Lindsay Gifford, UCLA
What History Explains: The Arab World at the Intersection of the National and Transnational.
A talk by James Gelvin (UCLA)
Mobilization and Collective Action in the Arab Spring.
A talk Juan Cole (University of Michigan)
The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives
A lecture by Gilbert Achcar, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Whither Syria? Historian Gelvin Looks at Arab Uprisings
UCLA Professor of History James Gelvin told an audience on campus on May 25 that the overthrow of Syria's regime amid unrest is possible but "highly unlikely," because Bashar al-Assad has a hold on power unlike that of Egypt's Mubarak and others. Listen to an audio podcast of the talk.
Taxonomies, Minorities, and Boundaries: The League of Nations and the Interwar Middle East
A lecture by Sarah Shields, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill