Videos from throughout the Institute and member centers. To date we have published over 226 videos.
In his talk, Prof. of History and former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami discussed the recent ethno-nationalist trends in Israel, Europe and around the globe, and the dangers this dynamic poses to world peace.
What accounts for this vast corpus of foreign songs in Israeli music and what impact have such renderings had on the development of Israeli culture? After surveying this significant, yet largely overlooked, phenomenon, Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin presented on a series of test cases and argue that the extensive importation of foreign songs into Hebrew paradoxically played a key role in the creation of an autonomous Israeli musical culture.
During the panel discussion, speakers discussed the prospects of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East and the potential implications for Israel. Speakers included (in order of appearance):
At the signature event of IEW 2018, Marcelo Suárez-Orozco — Wasserman Dean, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies — spoke about a world on the move in which education remains the key to disrupting inequality.
A 1996 graduate of the Latin American Studies program at UCLA, John speaks about his UCLA education and unexpected international career in this interview -- and provides advice to Bruin undergraduates.
While attending the Tsinghua Forum of the Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative in late June 2018, Vice Provost Cindy Fan was interviewed at length by CCTV about her life, achievements and challenges as an Asian American woman in a university leadership position. (In Chinese.)
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.
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