News & Articles

Attempting to Find Justice in Israel Through Caring

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor Uri Yanay is an expert in “restorative justice,” a method for achieving justice outside of courtrooms. While at UCLA, Yanay will give a talk sponsored by the Y&S Nazarian Center on grassroots restorative justice efforts involving Israelis and Palestinians.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
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Video: Law, Culture and Collective Identity: Palestinian-Arabs and Jews in Israeli Law and Society

Through their publications and international activities, law and society scholars have studied and debated a range of issues and related topics significant to Israel. These include: state law, judicial review, communities, religion, the constitutional meaning of "Jewish and Democratic," human rights, citizenship, equality, minorities, ethnicity, gender and feminism, and Palestinian-Jewish relations amid a protracted conflict. In this lecture Professor Gad Barzilai analyzed the interactions between Jewish and Palestinian identities and heated debates on law and society within the global context.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
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Video: The Politics of Inequality in Israel: New Insights from the Social Justice Protest of 2011

Hebrew University Professor Emeritus Michael Shalev shared new evidence from the 2011 social justice protests in Israel and the implications of these findings for both the political sociology of protest and the study of Israeli society and politics.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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Israel and the Rise of Iran in an Era of Weak Arab States

Tel Aviv University professor and prominent Middle East historian Asher Susser spoke about the rise of Islamic radicalism, the shifting balance of power to Iran in the Middle East, and the potential implications of Iranian expansionism for Israel.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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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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Faculty & Scholar News

Center Research Fellow to Present at USC

On February 8th, Center Research Fellow Nadav Molchadsky will present his paper "Absent Children in a Captured Society: Israeli Discourse about the Missing Children Affair" that explores the two major explanations of the “Yemenite children affair” at USC Center for Law, History and Culture.

VIDEO: Center Research Fellow Gives Talk on "Yemenite Children Affair"

Center Research Fellow Nadav Molchadsky spoke at Bar-Ilan University about his current research focus: commissions of inquiry and the Israeli discourse surrounding the "Yemenite Children Affair." This is part of Molchadsky's larger investigation into Israeli commissions of inquiry into national traumas. NOTE: the video is in Hebrew.

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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.