Center News Archive

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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Monday, September 24, 2018
Using interdisciplinary research to complicate the argument
Ali Behdad, the new director of CNES, aims to promote collaborative interdisciplinary research that advances knowledge of the complex history, culture and traditions of the Middle East.
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Monday, August 20, 2018
New digital archive of ancient Arabic and Syriac manuscripts
Arcadia Fund grant will provide access to rare manuscripts from St. Catherine's Monastery.
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Thursday, August 2, 2018
Graduate Fellowships for Middle East Studies
Funded by a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grant from the U.S. Department of Education, this program will support an outstanding graduate student whose research concerns the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), regardless of their academic discipline.
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Friday, July 27, 2018
Kerr Family Scholar to join UCLA this fall
A graduate student from Lebanon is the inaugural winner of this new fellowship.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018
UCLA to offer a minor in Iranian music
The Farhang Foundation has provided funding to UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music to establish an academic minor in Iranian music.
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Monday, July 2, 2018
New leaders, faculty join the International Institute
Several of the Institute's research centers and teaching programs have new faculty leaders as of July 1, 2018, and three new faculty have joined the Institute's academic teaching staff.
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