Khaled M. Abou El Fadl is the Omar and Azmeralda Alfi Distinguished Professor in Islamic Law at the UCLA School of Law and the author of "The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam From the Extremists." This op-ed was originally published July 7 in The New York Times.
The following is the text of an interview conducted by the Hong Kong daily Ming Pao (明報) with Professor James L. Gelvin (History) in late June 2013.
A recent course on the Arab Spring taught by CMED Director Steven Spiegel invited specialists from around the country and UCLA to lecture on individual countries—some in person and some via a videoconferencing link.
Fred Lawson, Mills College
Tariq Ali, editor, New Left Review
Gelvin is the author of the recently released book "The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know"
A talk Juan Cole (University of Michigan)
A talk by James Gelvin (UCLA)
The Summer High School Language Program is geared toward students who speak one of the offered languages at home and want to improve their writing and reading skills.
On Tuesday, September 28, UCLA's Center for Middle East Development (CMED) hosted a panel discussion on "Is Freedom of Speech Possible in the Arab World?" with Tim Sebastian, Dr. Asli Bali and Professor David Kaye.
A delegation of Saudi Arabian women visits campus to exchange knowledge about the workings of nongovernmental organizations with Jocelyn Guihama, the executive director of the UCLA Center for Civil Society.
A lecture by Thomas Hegghammer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Establishing Formal Rules such as Property Rights is a Promising Road to Sustainable Economic Growth and Peace
Elena Panaritis, author of Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets with Trust (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), speaks at UCLA.
A cooperative agreement and contract were signed recently, cementing a new relationship between Saudi Arabia's national science agency and national laboratories and UCLA Engineering.
University of Maryland and Brookings Scholar Telhami says growing opposition to U.S. foreign policy is not the worst news for the superpower.
Gregory Gause, speaking on "Wahhabism, Saudi Arabia and 9/11," says Saudi Arabia maintains a delicate balance.
A Cornell professor takes the leap from sundry to spiritual in his quest to discover the ancient Islamic pillar of faith.