News & Articles

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 on Monday 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Faculty & Scholar News

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.

Center Research Fellow Publishes Book Review in "AJS Review"

Nadav Molchadsky analyzed Hillel Cohen's recently published "1929: Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict." In his review, the Center Research Fellow highlighted Cohen's exploration of both Jewish and Palestinian perspectives of the 1929 riots in Palestine and the riots' enduring impact on Jewish and Palestinian collective memories. Read the full review here.

Faculty & Scholar News Archive

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.