Center News Archive

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
New Freshman Cluster on Global Islam
New Global Islam Freshmen Cluster expands course offerings and analytical approaches.
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Monday, October 5, 2020
Exploring contemporary contributions to Middle Eastern historiography 
Lecture series provides crucial resources for both training scholars and the public interest
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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Instagram campaign helps illustrate the value of the Istanbul Convention
Interview with UCLA Professor of Law Aslı Bâli, former director of the Center for Near Eastern Studies, on a social media campaign that highlighted gender violence in Turkey.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Discovering the breadth of digital Middle Eastern resources
Forums organized by the Center for Near Eastern Studies earlier this year introduced graduate students to a wealth of online resources and produced several research guides.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Workshop emphasizes medieval Baghdad and Nishapur as sites of global knowledge exchange
This Sites of Encounter in World History teacher workshop focused on the role of Baghdad and Nishapur as important hubs for technological, scientific, and literary innovation from the 3rd to 12th centuries.
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Monday, June 15, 2020
The Promise Armenian Institute launches operations
Director Ann Karagozian speaks about the UCLA roots of the institute and its current and planned activities.
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Turkey's war against the Syrian Kurds
Turkey invaded Syria to create a corridor that would separate Syrian and Turkish Kurds, provide a place to which it could deport more than one million refugees back to Syria and potentially destroy Syrian Kurdish governance of Rojava, says UCLA historian James Gelvin.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
International Education Week kicks off Nov. 18
International Education Week 2019 (November 18–22) will feature events across the UCLA campus, including cultural performances, career events, fellowship information sessions and lectures on global issues.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
New workshop series encourages K-12 teachers to explore historical sites around the world
The workshops will provide area studies knowledge and pedagogy training to CA public school educators to expand the study of world regions and civilizations in K-12 curriculum.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Mellon Foundation awards grant to CNES
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has given a grant to the Center for Near Eastern Studies to support a UCLA pilot project reframing how Middle Eastern studies are taught.
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Monday, April 15, 2019
CNES wins grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
National support for an innovative freshman course that is now being developed by a multidisciplinary faculty team at UCLA.
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Monday, April 8, 2019
Acclaimed architectural historian Zeynep Çelik to organize May conference at UCLA
Architectural historian and curator Zeynep Çelik has been awarded the UCLA Giorgio Levi Della Vida Award in Islamic Studies. As part of the award, a conference will be convened on her scholarly interests and contributions to the field at the Center for Near Eastern Studies later this spring.
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Friday, February 1, 2019
Yemeni identity in Israel
Yemeni Jews in Israel are caught between assimilating into Israeli society and preserving their culture, said Ari Ariel at the Center for Near Eastern Studies event, “Yearning for Yemen: Migration and Memory.”
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Award for new faculty book
Faculty members from two UCLA departments combined forces to report on a little-known minority group: Jewish communities in North Africa during the Holocaust.
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Monday, November 26, 2018
Kevan Harris wins two prestigious book awards
“A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran” has won both the Nikki Keddie Book Award and the Middle East Political Economy Book Prize.
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