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)
Negotiating Identities: Iranian Jews Conversion to Islam and the Baha’i faith
A lecture by Mehrdad Amanat, independent scholar and writer
Qur'an and Elocutionary Union in the Alhambra
A lecture by Richard Serrano, Rutgers University
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
War Stories of Arab Americans
A talk by Gregory Orfalea, Westmont College
The Future of Christianity in the Middle East
A lecture by His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia.
Men Who Tiptoe Into Their Marital Bedrooms: A Meditation on the Reality of the Novelist in a Time of Revolution
A lecture by Hisham Matar, Barnard College
Libya: The First Arab Revolution?
A lecture by James Gelvin, UCLA
Regime Change by International Law
A lecture by Aslı Bâli, UCLA
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.
The Arab Worlds Great Unrest of 2011: An Attempt at a Geopolitical Perspective
A talk by Kenneth Surin, Duke University. Part of the conference: Mapping and Remapping the Tunisian Revolution