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UPCOMING EVENTS

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The Islamic Movement in Israel
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific Time)
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4th Annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies
Thursday, June 16, 2022
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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NEWS & ARTICLES

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Nearly $800,000 raised at the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies' 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

At the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies' 10-Year Anniversary Celebration on April 11, the center raised nearly $800,000, which will be matched by the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.

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Nazarian Center publishes 5th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is pleased to announce the publication of the 5th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, our bi-annual publication. The Spring 2022 issue features an article by the Center's Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Alon Tam, "Between Egypt and Israel: Egyptian Jews, the Yishuv, and Israeli Society."

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The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies celebrates its 10-year anniversary with a gala at The Wallis!

On Monday, April 11, 2022, the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies held its 10-Year Anniversary Gala at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The event celebrated the Center accomplishments in its first decade promoting the study of modern Israel at UCLA and beyond, honored key supporters of the Center for their visionary leadership, and included a conversation with Israel's minister of transportation and leader of the Israeli labor party, MK (Member of Knesset) Merav Michaeli.

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In memoriam: Younes Nazarian, 91, vital supporter of Israel studies at UCLA

Younes Nazarian passed away on March 18th, 2022, at the age of 91. He and his wife Soraya's generous contributions helped to establish UCLA's Israel Studies Program and, in 2010, they created a permanent endowment that led to the naming of the university's Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.


FACULTY & SCHOLAR NEWS

Dr. Lavi's book review published in Political Science Quarterly

A book review by Dr. Liron Lavi, the center's Research Fellow & Managing Editor of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, was recently published in the Spring issue (Vol 137, issue 1) of Political Science Quarterly. Dr. Lavi's review is on Continuity and Change in Political Culture: Israel and Beyond, edited by Aronoff, Yael, Peleg, Ilan, and Sarsar, Saliba. (May 16, 2022)


Dr. Lavi presents paper at 79th Annual Midwest Political Science Conference

Dr. Liron Lavi, the center's Research Fellow & Managing Editor of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, presented her paper "Democracy on the Ballot: Representation and Support for Democracy" at the 79th Annual Midwest Political Science Conference in Chicago on April 16th, 2022. The paper is co-authored with Clareta Treger, Naama Rivlin-Angert, Israel Waismel -Manor and Michal Shamir. (April 16, 2022)


DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

Welcome to the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA. Israel is a small country that looms large in public and academic discourse. The passions it evokes often present obstacles to nuanced analysis and civil discussion. Understanding the complexities of modern Israel requires knowledge from many academic disciplines and an awareness of multiple viewpoints and narratives. Through a commitment to academic rigor, interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, and... (read more) 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

APPLY NOW: The 2022/23 Roslyn and Abner Goldstine Undergraduate Fellowship
The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic students with an interest in Israel Studies to serve as Roslyn and Abner Goldstine Undergraduate Fellows in 2022-23. Fellowships will begin in Fall 2022 and may continue for up to one full academic year. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 10, 2022. Learn more & apply by visiting: https://ucla.in/GoldstineFellowship

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: 4th Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies
The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies invites submissions to its fourth annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies. This year, the virtual conference will take place on Thursday, June 16. The deadline to submit an abstract is Monday, May 16th, 2022. Learn more & submit your abstract by visiting: https://ucla.in/UndergradConf

APPLY NOW: The 2022/23 Harry C. Sigman Graduate Fellowship
The Harry C. Sigman Graduate Fellowship offers $8,000 and is awarded to an outstanding UCLA graduate student with a scholarly interest in the field of Israel Studies. The fellow serves as a research assistant, primarily carrying out research for the Center director, and also assists with the Nazarian Center's bi-annual publication, Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, and with organizing the annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies. The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 15, 2022. Learn more & apply by visiting: https://ucla.in/SigmanFellowship

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