Videos from throughout the Institute and member centers. To date we have published over 226 videos.
Ann Kerr delivers the UCLA International Institute Commencement Address on June 16, 2018.
In Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim's Spring 2018 course "Modern Israel: Politics, Society, Culture," students were encouraged to examine diverse viewpoints on a number of topics related to the broad themes covered by the course. Sebastian Feldman (History, '19) and Mellissa Meisels (Political Science, '19) spoke with the Center about their experiences in the class as well as the new viewpoints they encountered during the course of the quarter.
Representative Adam Schiff (CA-28) will give the 2017-18 Brodie Lecture on the Conditions of Peace
Panel discussion about the true nature versus media portrayals of the mission and the work of the CIA featuring showrunners from FX's The Americans
In his talk "Arabs in the Israeli Political System: Politics, Identity and Leadership," Professor Rami Zeedan explored the development of politics, identity, and leadership among Arabs in Israel.
A lecture by Lior Sternfeld (Ben Gurion University)
In his talk, former Israeli Foreign Minister, Co-Founder of the Toledo International Center for Peace, and prominent historian Shlomo Ben Ami explored how and why the resistance to diplomatic solutions has been common to most of the major conflicts in the Middle East, East Asia and Russia's borders with NATO. He also discussed the impact on world security and peace of the Chinese, Russian and current American administration's built-in aversion to multilateralism. Ben Ami also described how the evident exhaustion of Western universalism and the robust challenge of rising powers allow the vision of a return to the Westphalian system and the balance of power to gain ground.
In a talk with the up-and-coming Israeli author, Ayelet Gundar-Goshen touched on her most recent award-winning novel "Waking Lions" and its role in depicting what the writer described as "unseen Israelis."
Drawing on administrative statistics and interview material, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Tel-Aviv University Yossi Harpaz analyzed the proliferation of EU dual citizenship in Israel in the context of social and ideological changes in Israeli society, while connecting it to a broader worldwide shift in the meaning of citizenship.
Center Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin's Fall 2017 class "Symbolic Places and Spaces in Modern Israel and the Palestinian Territories" introduced students of diverse backgrounds and interests to sites that have played - and continue to play - a critical role in the shaping of Israeli and Palestinian national identity. Two students from the course spoke with the Center about the deep insights they gained into the complex nature of these places and their role in society - in addition to speaking about the timeliness of the themes explored in the course.
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