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Monday, November 25, 2013 at 07:00 PM · 15 rsvps

Gershon Baskin at Berkeley

Friday, November 22, 2013 at 05:00 PM · 15 rsvps

In Between: Ibrahim Miari's One Man Show at UC Berkeley


2040 Valley Life Science Building, UC Berkeley, CA 94720

Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 06:00 PM · 32 rsvps

Conquering Bigotry: A Discussion on Anti-Semitism & Islamophobia


Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 06:00 PM

Prospects for Peace

Prospects for Peace

Monday, November 18, 2013 at 06:00 PM · 4 rsvps

OneVoice at UCLA



Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps

Welcome Back UCI OTI Turkey Armenia

Please Join us for this 2013 Welcome Back event at UCI!!  


Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 06:00 PM · 9 rsvps
Pacific Ballroom C

Welcome Back ME

Please join us as the UCI OTI Students engage in round table discussions with Community Members and bring us their insights from the policy-makers and players "on the ground" and active in addressing and struggling with the Middle East Conflict.  


Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 06:30 PM

Two Sided Story


Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 07:30 PM
The Olive Tree Restaurant in Anaheim, CA

Ramadan Iftar Celebration Dinner

Dear Friends and Alumni,
The Olive Tree Initiative is pleased to invite you to experience an Iftar dinner to break the fast during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Join in this celebration of Ramadan rituals and enjoy a plethora of authentic Middle Eastern food (buffet style). Vegetarian options available. The restaurant observes Ramadan, so please be there on time to stand in line for the buffet. Food and drinks will be served after Al Maghrib Prayer at 8:04PM.

Tickets are $60 per person. All the money raised at this event goes toward the cost of the students' trips to the Middle East.

Please RSVP here, or with Susan Seely at SSeely@uci.edu.  


Payment Options: 
-Please donate directly on OTI's website (https://ua-web.uadv.uci.edu/eGiving/),
-Please contact Susan Seely at: sseely@uci.edu or 949 824-9062 to pay by credit card
-Please mail your check to: Susan Seely - 3151 Social Science Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697-5100

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 05:00 PM

A talk with UCI Professor John Graham

The second OTI6 Trip to the Middle East is only six weeks away, so it is about time to talk about a brighter future for the region. The Olive Tree Initiative is pleased to host UCI Professor John Graham to talk about his vision for "The Jerusalem Olympics 2024: A new focus on prosperity as the ultimate goal which will yield peace along the way”.  


Professor Graham will explain the argument behind this seemingly revolutionary idea and lay out his plan of execution. Most importantly, Jerusalem Olympics 2024 will plant a seed of optimism in our minds and hearts, so that we approach our trip with a new perspective.


We look forward to seeing you there!


About Professor John Graham (Professor Emeritus- UCI) is an expert in global marketing and international business negotiations. Professor Graham is the former co-director of the UCI Center for Citizen Peacebuilding. He has co-authored several books:  International Marketing and Global Negotiation. He has also published extensively in academic and management journals including Harvard Business Review. Professor Graham has been interviewed by numerous local, national, and international broadcast media outlets, including “NBC Nightly News” and the BBC, and written several articles for the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.