Welcome to the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, one of the country’s oldest organized research centers for study of the Middle East and North Africa. Since 1957 we have furthered interdisciplinary understanding of the region through conferences, symposia, lectures, scholarly research, teacher workshops, partnerships with area schools and colleges, public programs, language training, and supporting graduate and undergraduate instruction.

Upcoming Events

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Mizrahi (Middle Eastern) Rap Music in Israel: A Bridge between East & West

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Bunche Hall, Room 10383

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The Uyghur Crisis in China: Adversity, Advocacy, Activism

Saturday, November 16, 2019
1:30 PM
Royce Hall 314

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CNES Reception at MESA 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019
8:30 PM
Bayside B room on the 4th Floor

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Center News

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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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Alumni News

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Alumna Alma Heckman honored with endowed chair

Heckman has been appointed to the Neufeld-Levin Holocaust Endowed Chair at UC Santa Cruz.


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Recent Podcasts

Panel 1: Heghnar Watenpaugh (University of California, Davis)

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