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Image for WEBINAR: Women in Conflict: Voices, Resilience, and Solutions

Exploring the roles women play during times of conflict in the MENA region, from frontline activism to behind-the-scenes peacemaking.

Monday, May 6, 2024

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The Hamas surprise attack on Israel last October 7 and Israel's subsequent military response have caused enormous upheaval and tragedy in the region. Hamas acted in part to stop ongoing US-brokered negotiations for Saudi Arabia to normalize relations with Israel in exchange for American defense guarantees and Israeli commitments toward Palestinian statehood. Now, more than six months later, a veteran Israeli journalist and a prominent young Palestinian leader will engage in a frank discussion regarding the eventual post-war future.

Monday, April 29, 2024

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Iran's unprecedented and massive drone and missile attack last weekend against Israel has prompted grave concerns about a potential Israeli response and the possibility of all-out war. CMED Director, Professor Steven Spiegel meets with Matthew McInnis, senior fellow at the Institute for the Study of War, and Robin Wright, senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center. Discussion will be followed by audience Q&A.

Monday, April 22, 2024

Image for WEBINAR: Impact of the Hamas/Israel War and Recent Regional Dynamics on Yemen

The ongoing war between Hamas and Israel has escalated the humanitarian crisis and political instability in the Middle East, especially in Yemen, where a civil war has been raging since 2014. How can the international community help end the violence and support a political solution in Yemen? What are the challenges and opportunities for dialogue and reconciliation among the Yemeni factions and the regional powers? How can the humanitarian situation be improved, and the human rights of the Yemeni people be protected?

Friday, April 19, 2024

Image for WEBINAR: The Hamas Attack and Its Impact on the Region, Discussion 1

The CMED Roundtable Series will gather experts weekly to assess the Hamas attack and its impact on the region to make recommendations for the future. In Discussion 1, CMED Director Professor Steven Spiegel meets with Aaron David Miller, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Robin Wright, senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center. Discussion followed by audience Q&A.

Monday, October 30, 2023

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We will examine the experience and impact of the Russia-Ukraine war for the people of the Middle East, the impact on regional conditions, the role played by regional actors in the war, and the influence of both Russia and Ukraine on various countries in the region.

Monday, October 23, 2023

Image for WEBINAR: Middle Eastern Maze: Israel, the Arabs, and the Region, 1948-2022— A Talk with Author Itamar Rabinovich

"Middle Eastern Maze: Israel, the Arabs, and the Region, 1948-2022" is an expanded and updated version of Itamar Rabinovich's "The Lingering Conflict," published by Brookings in 2012. This new book offers a unique narrative of the Arab-Israeli conflict and peace process by a senior academic historian who has served as Israel's ambassador to the United States and as a peace negotiator with Syria. Author Itamar Rabinovich presents highlights of his work, and Professor Steve Zipperstein moderates a discussion based on audience questions.

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Image for WEBINAR: #WomenLifeFreedom: The Iranian Protest Movement

Our panel of experts investigates the current Iranian protest movement and its origins. Discussion followed by audience Q&A.

Monday, October 31, 2022

Image for WEBINAR: Can America Lead in a New International Arena?  Where Does That Leave the Middle East?

Aaron David Miller, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, talks with UCLA Director of the Center for Middle East Development and Research Professor Steve Spiegel as they explore what is in store for US leadership, the world, and the MENA region.

Monday, June 6, 2022

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Join us for a discussion with Dr. Yevgeniya Gaber, a former Ukrainian government official and a leading expert on Turkey and the Middle East, as we explore the war's implications for Turkey and the neighboring region. Discussion followed by audience Q&A, moderated by Alan Makovsky, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC.

Monday, May 23, 2022

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Ben Radd, Research Fellow at the Center for Middle East Development, was interviewed on KABC regarding U.S.-Iranian relations at a time of rising tensions between the two countries.

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Just hours after the redacted Mueller Report's release, CMED Senior Fellow Steve Zipperstein offers his analysis. Zipperstein has worked with both Bill Barr and Robert Mueller throughout his law career.

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Representatives from the German think tank Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) provide insights on the their work in the Middle East.

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On the day of the Israeli elections, Professor Steven Spiegel provides some of his thoughts on KNX Los Angeles radio station.

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Dr. Bordenkircher argues that the politics of many Middle East countries are beginning to resemble Lebanon's. He applies the Lebanese political phenomenon to Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain and Libya.

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Professor emerita Galia Golan discusses how we got to the two-state solution – the factors that impeded progress and those that facilitated it at various points.

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UCLA Professor Emeritus, David Rapoport examines the underlying motives of the Islamic State, the challenges it faces, and its attempt to rope the West into the chaos. Co-sponsored by UCLA...

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A lecture by Dr. Abdullah Toukan, president and CEO of the Strategic Risk Assessment Center in Dubai. Co-sponsored by UCLA CMED and the UCLA Burkle Center.

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

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