In the Media Archive

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
The art of belonging: Arab American artist Saj Issa explores identity, ritual and labor in new works
The UCLA graduate student combines Islamic art history with Western iconicism to speak to members of the Palestinian diaspora

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Getty Villa exhibition explores Persia's cultural power in ancient world
The art museum is featuring the exhibition “Persia: Ancient Iran and the Classical World” until Aug. 8. Created with a cultural partner, the Farhang Foundation, and an academic partner, UCLA's Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World.

Monday, December 6, 2021
Renowned Egyptologist says it's time to stop romanticizing ancient Egypt
In ‘The Good Kings,' UCLA's Kara Cooney draws parallels between pharaohs and present-day authoritarians

Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Aomar Boum believes in the power of stories to unite
UCLA's newly appointed Maurice Amado Professor of Sephardic Studies says sharing narratives is a key to understanding, tolerance.

Thursday, September 9, 2021
Ali Behdad interviewed about Afghan Scholars at Risk
Sep. 9, 2021. “[Afghan scholars] are facing tremendous repression and possibly expulsion from universities,” said Center for Near Easern Studies Director Ali Behdad to Los Angeles-based NPR affiliate KCRW. “I think that scholarship and scientific inquiry are, by definition, secular practices.” Behdad is leading the effort to help fund visiting scholar positions for Afghans at UCLA.

Saturday, August 28, 2021
How resettling Afghan refugees might help Afghanistan's future
Migrants help their home countries by building trade ties and by sending back both cash and political knowledge.

Friday, August 27, 2021
UCLA history professor James Gelvin discusses ongoing crisis in Afghanistan
James Gelvin, UCLA history professor, Middle East expert and author, joined KTLA 5 live to discuss the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan.

Thursday, June 10, 2021
Michael Cooperson receives Sheikh Zayed Award for translation
Michael Cooperson has received the Sheikh Zayed Award for his Arabic-to-English translation of “Impostures” by Maqamat Al-Hariri.

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Domenico Ingenito: 'Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry'
Domenico Ingenito speaks with Michael Silverblatt on KCRW's Bookworm about his book, “Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry.

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Faculty weigh in on U.S. State Department recognizing Arab American Heritage Month
UCLA experts say it's a positive step, but overcoming stereotypes will require more work

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Q&A with Farzad Amoozegar, director of Iranian music program
Amoozegar will oversee the creation of the Iranian music minor, as well as conferences and workshops on aspects of Iranian music performance, aesthetics and ethics

Saturday, April 24, 2021
Q&A with Ann Karagozian on the U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide
Director of The Promise Armenian Institute says the president's statement aligns U.S. position with academic consensus

Monday, April 19, 2021
Catherine Bonesho awarded a Frankel Institute Fellowship for 2021-2022
Led by head fellow Gabriele Boccaccini, Catherine Bonesho, along with the other fellows will explore the theme of “Second Temple Judaism: The Challenge of Diversity"

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Professor Luke Yarbrough awarded runner up prize in this year's British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize
This awarded is given to the best scholarly work in Middle Eastern Studies.

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