Dov Waxman says the the center should be known for world-class scholarship on Israel, and also known for its ability to bring different sides together.
Rivlin received the UCLA Israel Studies Award for his leadership promoting tolerance.
James Gelvin, UCLA professor of modern Middle Eastern history, on the consequences of President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria.
Haya Kaliounji founded the non-profit, Rise Again, which provides people wounded in the conflict in her home country with free prosthetic limbs.
UCLA’s Hanadi Elyan says its hugely important for filmmakers from the Arab world to tell the stories of the mothers, daughters, sisters that no one else is telling.
“Dressed with Distinction: Garments from Ottoman Syria” features a collection assembled by David and Elizabeth Reisbord and will be on view March 17 through Aug. 18.
Middle East expert James Gelvin says that while both presidents wanted to decrease U.S. military presence, Trump’s actions have been more driven by impulse than strategy.
Ali Behdad hopes to lead the center to think about the Middle East in a global context, one that takes into account the region and its many diasporas.
UCLA assistant professor of public policy Zachary Steinert-Threlkeld authors a how-to guide on using social media data.
Reports about the survey findings seek to provide information about Iran that does not currently exist in the public sphere.
James Gelvin offers five predictions of ways things are likely to get worse for peace in the region.
James Gelvin writes that based on recent developments, Saudi Arabian officials assume that they can no longer depend on their traditional security safeguards of oil and U.S. might.
James Gelvin suggests volunteers are drawn to a value system that asserts aggressive machismo, disparages work, and sustains the impulse for immediate gratification.
UCLA professor’s analysis of nearly 14 million tweets from the Arab Spring showed that normal people drive huge movements.
David Hirsch is the librarian for Jewish, Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian and Armenian studies at UCLA Library. It’s unusual for one person to have responsibility for so many different regions.
The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World will be the first center in the Western Hemisphere that aims to advance the knowledge of ancient Iranian languages, history and religions.
Join Marc Lynch, professor of political science at George Washington University, for a lecture on Syria and the new Arab wars on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. in Bunche Hall.
James Gelvin coauthors an op-ed pointing out that because of wars what remains of Syria is severe unemployment, extreme poverty and public health disasters.
The UCLA International Institute is hosting a daylong lecture at the UCLA School of Law on the state of academic freedom in the Middle East.
The Middle East Librarians Association presented the 2016 David H. Partington Award to David Hirsch, a UCLA librarian who has specialized in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies since 1989.
Conservatives appear to imagine Syrian refugees as smaller because they believe forceful military action against terrorism will prevail.
James Gelvin looks beyond the expected fall of Mosul and explores some possible paths that the Islamic State could take following the loss of the stronghold.
Professor Khaled Abou El Fadl on how Sufi music — and especially the Sabri Brothers — have been bridging the divide between Islam and the West.
Thanks to a major grant from The Ahmanson Foundation, scholars and students will have access to digital copies of some 1,100 rare and unique Syriac and Arabic manuscripts.
Daniel Pearl’s tragic death was only the first in a wave of violence that has targeted journalists all over the world, said Christiane Amanpour as she delivered the annual lecture given in memory of the Wall Street Journal reporter who was murdered in Pakistan.