CNES Podcasts

The Arab Uprising: Results and Prospects
Special Lecture: Gilbert Achcar, Department of Development Studies, SOAS. Sponsored by the Center for Social Theory and Comparative History.

The Constitutional and Legal Status of non-Shiites in Iran
A lecture by Houchang-Esfandiar Chehabi, Boston University. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series.

Ottoman Egypt: The Icelandic Connection
A lecture by Alan Mikhail, History, Yale University

Memories of Revolt: New Autobiographical Writing from Egypt
A lecture by Elliott Colla, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

Panel Discussion around The Making of the Tunisian Revolution: Contexts, Architects, Prospects
With Nouri Gana (UCLA), Amy Kallander (Syracuse University) and Francesco Cavatorta (Universite' Laval, Quebec, Canada)

Medieval Heresy Between Armenia and Khurasan: Writing a Connected History of the Tondrakians
A lecture by Mushegh Asatryan. Organized by the Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair for Modern Armenian History [Established by the Armenian Educational Foundation].

Arab-Armenian Cross-Cultural Encounters during the Umayyad and early ‘Abbāsid Periods
A lecture by Alison Vacca, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan. Organized by the Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair for Modern Armenian History [Established by the Armenian Educational Foundation].

Iran’s Economy: Challenges and Opportunities
A Public Lecture by Hashem Pesaran, USC & University of Cambridge. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series.

Manuscripts as the Base of Islamic And Near Eastern Studies
A look at the manuscript M191 in UCLA library with visiting scholar Ali Tabatabai Yazdi, M.T. Institute for Islamic studies, Qom, Iran

The Problem of Mediterranean Cosmopolitanism
A panel inspired by Wu Ming's novel Altai

Funding a Good Cause: Grants, Scholarships, and the Promotion of Armenian Culture in the 21st Century
The Five-Year Programming Plan of the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. Sponsored by The Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History, The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

World, the Text and the Wonderful Life: The Pioneering Spirit of Early Persian Poetry
A lecture by Dr. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, University of Maryland. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series.

Imagining a Center for Istanbul/Imagining Istanbul from the Center: Taksim Square and Gezi Park
A lecture by Orhan Esen, Architecture and Urban Planning, Istanbul Bilgi University.

Honor and Rights: the Politics of Love in Iran
A lecture by Dr. Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Legal Anthropologist, SOAS, London. Part of the UCLA CNES and Program of Iranian Studies Bilingual Lecture Series.

Democracy and the Idea of Nonviolence in Contemporary Iranian Politics
A lecture discussing two new books by Ramin Jahanbegloo: The Gandhian Moment (Harvard University Press, 2013); and Democracy in Iran (Palgrave, 2013). Part of the Bilingual Lecture Series.

Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty
A lecture by Mustafa Akyol, author of Islam Without Extremes

Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies from the Occupied Territories
Book talk by co-founder and co-director of Breaking the Silence, Yehuda Shaul

Returning to Orientalism
A lecture by Saree Makdisi, English & Comparative Literature, UCLA

Problems for the Future: Jonathan Swift, Edward Said, and the Profession of Literature
A lecture by Helen Deutsch, English, UCLA

The Failed Peace Process: Edward Said’s Prophetic Legacy of Understanding
A lecture by Richard Falk, International Law Emeritus, Princeton University, and Orfalea Center of Global Studies, UCSB

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