Selection of Past OTI Event


Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 05:30 PM · 2 rsvps

Upcoming: 2017 Fundraising Gala

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 06:30 PM

SBSG 1321

Speaker: Abi Ala Awad



Friday, February 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM through February 13, 2017

Statewide Student Retreat

The Statewide Student Retreat is an annual event for leadership development.

Last weekend was our OTI AnnualRetreat! Fellow Olives from other campus chapters arrived in Templeton, Californi (show all)




Monday, January 09, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach

Interfaith Town Hall Meeting

On Sunday, January 29th, community leaders, law enforcement officers, and civil rights activists of all backgrounds and faiths came together to combat hate and bigotry at Temple Bat Yahm (show all)




Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 06:00 PM

The Center Club

2016 Fundraising Gala





Monday, April 11, 2016 at 12:00 PM through April 16, 2016

OTI Week at UC Irvine 2016





Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 08:00 PM

OTI Hookah Fundraiser


We are having our joint Israel/Palestine & Armenia/Turkey hookah fundraiser TONIGHT, starting at 8pm at BluFig Hookah Lounge in Lake Forest. RIDES WILL BE ACCOMMODATED




Monday, February 08, 2016 at 05:00 PM

Laura Kelly Frontline



The Olive Tree Initiative is hosting a talk by Laura Kelly, a magazine editor from The Jerusalem Post. Laura will talk about her experience as a journalist in the Middle East as well as th (show all)




Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 06:30 PM

Pub Night with Olives





Monday, November 09, 2015 at 06:00 PM

UC Irvine, SBSG 1511

LGBT Rights in Armenia and Turkey


Kyle Khandikian will talk about LGBT rights in both Armenia and Turkey. During the trip this summer, we not only met with Armenian and Turkish politicians, intellectuals, etc. regarding t (show all)




Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 06:30 PM

Pumpkin Carving


As the International Studies Club, Olive Tree Initiative and Students for Global Peacebuilding are all academic based, Social Science recognized campus clubs, be sure to come prepared with (show all)




Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 06:00 PM

The Center Club in Costa Mesa, CA

2015 Fundraising Gala





Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 07:30 PM

UCLA De Neve Sycamore Room

OTI at UCLA: Dr. Menachem Klein Presentation





Monday, March 16, 2015 at 05:30 PM

Ron Young Presentation





Monday, February 23, 2015 at 05:00 PM

OTI Week at UC Irvine

OTI Week at UC Irvine

Join us for a week of OTI events and information sessions

Learn about the trips, hear conflict resolution insights, and meet the students!

All events are at UC Irvine and are FREE





Monday, November 17, 2014 at 05:00 PM

UCI's New Narratives: Conflicts in the Middle East in Irvine, CA

UCI's New Narratives

Join us on Monday, November 17th at 5:00p.m.!

For More information and to RSVP, Please click HERE!  See you there!



Monday, November 10, 2014 at 05:00 PM

UC Irvine, Humanities Gateway 1030

Mohammed Wattad Presentation





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

University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, CA

OTI at Berkeley: Dr. Gershon Baskin




Friday, November 22, 2013 at 05:00 PM · 16 rsvps

University of California, Berkeley: 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building in Berkeley, CA

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

University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA

Conquering Bigotry: A Discussion on Anti-Semitism & Islamophobia





Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 06:00 PM

SDSU Physical Sciences Building in San Diego, CA

Prospects for Peace

Prospects for Peace




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

University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA

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 (show all)




Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 06:30 PM

Social Science Plaza A - Room 2112 in Irvine, CA

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 celebratio (show all)




Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 05:00 PM

Social and Behavioral Science Gateway in Irvine, CA

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 Professo (show all)




Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Veggie Grill in Irvine, CA

Veggie Grill Fundraiser

Eat for OTI this Thursday!

Veggie Grill Fundraiser




Sunday, June 02, 2013 at 04:00 PM · 2 rsvps

OTI Turkey/Armenia Evening Fundraiser 2013




Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 07:00 PM

James Bridges Theater in Los Angeles, CA

The Gatekeepers screening


The Oscar-nominated documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets (show all)




Monday, May 20, 2013 at 06:30 PM

UCLA Humanities 169

post-arab spring update

Join OTI at UCLA for an interview with Robert Malley, former White House advisor, about the Arab states following the Arab Spring revolutions of the past two years. Dr. Russell Burgos, UCL (show all)




Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps

The Center Club in Costa Mesa, CA

Gala 2013

Support the Olive Tree Initiative!

Dear Friends and Alumni of the Olive Tree Initiative,


We are pleased to invite you to join us for an informative and engaging evening shared with the O (show all)




Monday, February 04, 2013 at 05:00 PM

UC Irvine in Irvine, CA

Gershon Baskin


Dr. Baskin is the former Israeli co-director and founder of Israel/Palestinian Center for Research and Information (IPCRI), a joint Israeli-Palestinian public policy think tank located in (show all)




Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 03:00 PM

UC Irvine in Irvine, CA

LaFayette Workshop