News & Articles

Israeli Security: Historical Factors and Modern Challenges

In a talk hosted by the Y&S Nazarian Center, Professor Gerald Steinberg of Bar-Ilan University spoke about traditional Israeli security issues and the new threats posed by years of regional instability.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
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Video: Between the Arab and Non-Arab States: Israel's Place in the Rapidly Changing Middle East

Tel Aviv University Professor Emeritus and prominent Middle East historian Asher Susser discussed the rise of non-Arab powers in the Middle East and the implications for the region as a whole and Israel in particular.
Monday, November 28, 2016
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Video: Israel's Security in an Era of Regional Instability

Professor Gerald Steinberg of Bar-Ilan University spoke about the instability surrounding Israel and what that means for Israel's approach to security.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
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Israel Among Countries Facing Challenges to Democracy

Professor Itzhak Galnoor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem spoke about the weakening commitment to democratic principles in Israel and across the globe on Monday, but also left room for optimism about the future.
Friday, November 18, 2016
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Video: Protecting Democracy in Israel: Addressing Threats, Strengthening Foundations

Professor Itzhak Galnoor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem discussed the current state of democracy in Israel and what needs to be done to shore up Israelis' commitment to democratic principles.
Monday, November 14, 2016
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Clay Sculptures Reveal Psychological Adaptations of Ethiopian Immigrants to Israel

Works by Ethiopian-Israeli artists on display in Powell Library highlight the psychological changes the community has undergone in its transition to Israel.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Exhibition of Ethiopian Israeli art opens Nov. 1 in Powell Library

The clay sculptures featured in the exhibit blend Ethiopian and Israeli influences.
Monday, October 31, 2016
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Video: The Global Refugee Crisis: A View from the Ground

Panelists from IsraAID, the International Medical Corps, and Yazda spoke with UCLA Professor Roger Waldinger about the global refugee crisis and the humanitarian response from Israel and around the world.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
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A Russian-Born Israeli's Push for Bilingualism in Israel

Professor Mila Schwartz has made it her mission to encourage bilingualism in Israel, and years of research inspired by her personal experiences have made a difference. Schwartz will discuss the changes in Israel's language education policies on October 5 at UCLA.
Friday, September 30, 2016
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Leading Mid-East Expert Discusses Impacts of Regional Security Dynamics on Israel

In a talk to Nazarian Center supporters, Ambassador Dennis Ross described how changing security dynamics throughout the region have significant implications for Israel.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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Israel's Water Innovations: A Q&A with a Water Technology Expert

Professor Raphael Semiat of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology discussed water technologies helping Israel harness its non-traditional water sources and the environmental impacts of desalination with the Nazarian Center prior to his September 13th talk at UCLA.
Friday, September 09, 2016
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Using the Visual to Help Students Understand a Changing Israeli Society

Nazarian Center lecturer Anat Gilboa is making a changing society accessible to UCLA students through images and film.
Friday, September 09, 2016
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How Do You Say Summer in Hebrew?

Students with a wide range of interests participated in UCLA's eight-week intensive language program.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Nazarian Center Student Advisory Council Hosts Inaugural Event

The Student Advisory Council's first event brought together a wide range of UCLA students to experience the artistic tradition of henna.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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PODCAST: Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference Panel Audio

Listen to the panel discussions from UCLA's first Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference.
Friday, June 10, 2016
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Faculty & Scholar News

Center Research Fellow Publishes Op-Ed on Israeli Public Discourse

The op-ed in the Hebrew language journal "The 7th Eye" focuses on one of Molchadsky's research interests: the Israeli public discourse surrounding the Yom Kippur War.

Nazarian Center Research Fellow Launches Community Lecture Series

Dr. Nadav Molchadsky will discuss some of the most challenging periods in Israel's history with members of the community.

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Student Voices

A Whirlwind Month of Hebrew Immersion in Israel

After studying Hebrew for three years, incoming senior Elizabeth Ho decided to spend a month in Israel over the summer immersing herself in the language thanks in part to support from the Nazarian Center.