Istanbul, Turkey

Photo by Moyan Brenn. CC BY-ND 2.0

Downtown Doha, Qatar

Photo by Sam Agnew. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The Nile, illuminated.

Photo by Nasa. CC BY-NC 2.0



A lecture by Dr. Noha El-Mikawy Representative of the Ford Foundation for the Middle East and North Africa Region.

Moore Hall 3340 3:00 PM


A discussion of current topics in Middle East research with former students of Professor Leonard Binder.

Sequoia Room, UCLA Faculty Center 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


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