Center for Middle East Development

Through conferences, task forces, publications and other programming, CMED explores key subjects for the region, including: Arab-Israeli issues, Gulf security, Mediterranean security, regional business and economics, technological cooperation, regional strategic cooperation, and democratic culture and media.


    Steven L. Spiegel, Director, Center for Middle East Development
    Professor of Political Science


Visiting Scholars

Yael Warshel, Visiting Scholar

Faculty Advisory Committee

Joel Aberbach,
Professor, Political Science
Director, Center for American Politics

Asli Bali,
Acting Professor of Law

Stuart Gabriel, Professor, Arden Realty Chair, Anderson School of Management
Director, Ziman Center for Real Estate

Michael Intriligator,
Professor of Economics, Political Science and Public Policy

Randal Johnson,
Distinguished Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Michael F. Lofchie, Professor and Chair, International Development Studies IDP

David Rapoport,
Professor, Political Science
Editor of "Terrorism and Political Violence"

Arieh Saposnik, Director, UCLA Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies;
Gilbert Foundation Chair
Associate Professor, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

Elwin Svenson,
Executive Director International Programs, Anderson Business School

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