Videos

Videos from throughout the Institute and member centers. To date we have published over 226 videos.


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VIDEO: NAHUATL CONFERENCE 2020, PANEL 1

This webinar features new research on Mesoamerica by 3 teachers and 4 advanced students of the Nahuatl language. Nahuatl is the language spoken by the Mexica or Aztecs, and it is still spoken today by about a million people in Mexico. Presentations will be in Nahuatl, Spanish and English or a combination of the 3 languages.



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Love in the Time of Corona: Ayelet Gundar-Goshen on Jewish Mythology & Israeli Literature

On May 28, award-winning author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen gave a thought-provoking and insightful talk on Jewish mythology and contemporary Israeli literature in times of catastrophe. The presentation was followed by a conversation with guest discussant, author, and book editor Jonathan Kirsch (Jewish Journal), and audience Q&A. Hosted by UCLA Professor Dov Waxman, Director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.



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Israeli Society and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Strengths and Strains in the National Fabric

On May 11, a group of scholars discussed the scale of the impact on Israeli society, revealing some international commonalities as well as unique national characteristics – from security and distancing regulations to labor market and welfare policies. Participants were Gad Yair, an Israel Institute Visiting Professor, Sloan School of Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Professor of Sociology at Hebrew University; Uri Dorchin, Visiting Assistant Professor at the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies; and Assaf Bondy, Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow.



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"For All Your Songs" (L'chol shirayich) - Songs of Labor, Work and Working People

The Y&S Nazarian Center marked May Day, the international holiday of labor, with a webinar exploring classic Israeli songs concerning work and workers, from the pre-State period to the present. Participants: Nili Alon Amit; an Israel Institute Visiting Assistant Professor at the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies; Uri Dorchin, the Center's Visiting Assistant Professor; Daniel Stein Kokin, a scholar of Renaissance, Jewish and Israel Studies presently affiliated with UCLA and Arizona State University; Center Postdoctoral Fellow Assaf Bondy; and Amit David of Hillel at UCLA.



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"Policing Citizens: Minority Policy in Israel"

On May 20, Professor Guy Ben-Porat of Ben-Gurion University discussed his new book, Policing Citizens: Minority Policy in Israel. It was followed by a conversation with Dr. Steven Popper of RAND, and then audience Q&A led by Professor Dov Waxman, director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.



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VIDEO WEBINAR: ANIMALS, AGENCY, AND SLAVING IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD

John Garrigus, Dept. of History, University of Texas, Arlington, “An epidemic that can only be stopped by the most violent remedy”: African ‘Poisons' versus Animal Disease in Saint-Domingue, 1750-1788” Comment - Stephen Bell, Depts. of History and Geography, UCLA



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VIDEO WEBINAR: Brazil, Bolsonaro and COVID-19: A conversation

In this roundtable, the first of an International Institute series on the global pandemic, a group of researchers, clinical practitioners, and journalists will discuss the epidemiological, public health, and political dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil.



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Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader, featuring historian and author Derek Penslar

In a webinar held April 28, Derek Penslar, the William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History at Harvard University and an eminent historian of Zionism, presented some of the findings of his new biography of Theodor Herzl, the founder of the modern Zionist movement. The book draws on a vast body of Herzl's personal, literary, and political writings. Professor Penslar then discussed the book with David Myers, the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History at UCLA. Professor Dov Waxman, Director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, welcomed the two historians and led audience Q&A.



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"Israeli Women in Combat: A Gendered Analysis"

On April 13, the Y&S Nazarian Center hosted a webinar titled "Israeli Women in Combat: A Gendered Analysis" with Israeli political scientist Ayelet Harel-Shalev. She is co-author of Breaking the Binaries in Security Studies: A Gendered Analysis of Women in Combat (Oxford University Press, 2020). The webinar featured Harel-Shalev's presentation followed by conversation with Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.



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VIDEO: "The Great Rift: Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, and the Broken Friendship That Defined an Era"

A livestreamed book talk with James Mann, award-winning journalist and author



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VIDEO: The 2019-20 Bernard Brodie Lecture on the Conditions of Peace with Joseph Nye

Joseph Nye is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of the Kennedy School of Government.



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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Award Ceremony

Replay the ceremony honoring Israel's President Reuven Rivlin, who received the UCLA Israel Studies Award on Feb. 18, 2020. Award was in recognition of Rivlin's leadership promoting tolerance, equality and civility. Videographer: Oliver Chien/UCLA



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VIDEO: The 2019-20 Arnold C. Harberger Lecture on Economic Development with Emmanuel Saez

Emmanuel Saez is a Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley and an economic adviser to Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.



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Isaac Herzog, Chairman, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Presenting Distinguished Lecture

On Feb. 5, Isaac Herzog, Chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel, presented the inaugural Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture in Israel Studies. The lecture was followed by a conversation with Professor Dov Waxman, Director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.



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