Center News Archive

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Historiography Series Continues with Discussion of Sovereignty in Egyptian History
The Historiography of the Middle East lecture series featured Professor Adam Mestyan as Winter Quarter guest lecturer on "A Sovereign Local State? The Meaning of the Ottoman Khedivate for the History of Twentieth-Century Egypt."
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Friday, December 3, 2021
Events focused on international experience and careers dominate IEW 2021
With over 40 events and 52 participating campus units, International Education Week 2021 provided Bruins ample opportunities to broaden their horizons and learn about opportunities for international study, internships and research at UCLA.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Bilingual Lecture Series on Iran educates, connects Iranian diaspora
Cross-campus collaboration between UCLA and CSUN created the series in 2003 to host a variety of lectures on topics such as Iranian politics, culture and society.
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Monday, November 15, 2021
The migrant's experience of migration
The International Institute launches its Global Racial Justice Series 2020-21 with a discussion between author Dina Nayeri and UCLA's Evyn Lê Espiritu Gandhi on Mon, Nov. 22, 2021.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Welcome Sohaib Baig, Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian
Welcoming Sohaib Baig to the UCLA Library as Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian. He is with the International and Area Studies department, based in the Charles E. Young Research Library.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2021
UCLA faculty lead initiative to support Afghan scholars in danger
In an effort to bring Afghan scholars to UCLA, the Center for Near Eastern Studies is working to raise funds to support several visiting Afghan scholar positions on campus.
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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Tracing global convergence and interconnection from Malacca & Ottoman Empire
The 2021 Sites of Encounter K-12 teacher workshop showcases these two major trade centers as prominent drivers of global integration and cultural diffusion.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
CNES receives gift to create global Iranian diaspora program
The program will draw on UCLA's extensive multidisciplinary expertise on Iran, the Middle East and migration studies to promote scholarship on the Iranian diaspora comparable in scope to current scholarship on the global Chinese and South Asian diasporas.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Expanding inquiries on Sudan
Alden Young, in a presentation held virtually by CNES on May 14, discussed the emergence of an Afrocentric internationalism which incorporated elements of Sudanese Sufism into economic critiques that were reminiscent of the dependency theorists of the 1970s and 80s.
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Monday, April 19, 2021
Challenging the conceptions of teaching minority histories
Workshop series probes scholarly understandings of the concept and the associated historical experience of those who are commonly thought of as minorities

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Faculty Book Launch
Book Launch for Dr. Domenico Ingenito's "Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry" hosted by CNES
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Thursday, February 18, 2021
Shaping the possibilities of political belonging
Scholar describes how legal practices, institutions shaped nationality, citizenship, belonging for Jewish communities in nineteenth-century Mediterranean
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Friday, January 8, 2021
Recent Conference Explores Political Discourse within the Contemporary Middle East
The Center for Near Eastern Studies (CNES) continues to host scholars from around the world thereby contributing to the accessibility of cutting-edge scholarship on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
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Tuesday, December 8, 2020
International Education Week 2020 rises to the pandemic challenge
UCLA's virtual celebration of International Education Week 2020 drew the enthusiastic participation of units and students across the campus.
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