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The Center will host its second undergraduate research conference on June 2nd.
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The latest "Guest Column" explores German immigration to Pre-State Israel & modern Israeli immigration to Germany
Star of David with a German flag background painted on the Berlin Wall (Photo courtesy of Sarah Johnson)
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Acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz, recipient of the Center's 2015 UCLA Israel Studies Award, passes away at 79


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Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies
Israel – Between East and West
Sunday, June 2, 2019
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM


Guest Column
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From the German Yishuv to Berliner Strassen: The Yekke Eighty-Five Years Later

In her "Guest Column," History Department doctoral candidate Sarah Johnson compares German immigration to Pre-State Israel with the modern influx of Israelis into Berlin.

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A new perspective on U.S.-Israel relations

At the upcoming Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies' 6th “Israel in 3D” conference, participants from Israel and the United States will explore connections between the countries beyond the political sphere.

Student Voices
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Studying abroad in Israel: A law student's perspective

UCLA Law School student and study abroad scholarship recipient Amit Liran shares insights from his semester abroad at Tel Aviv University where he immersed himself in Israeli and international law in and outside of the classroom.

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Offering a new look at Israel's external relations

Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim looks at Israel in the global arena and plans on using insights from his research to inform his Spring course on modern Israel.


Visiting professor speaks about Israeli hip hop at UC Berkeley

Visiting Professor Uri Dorchin spoke at UC Berkeley's Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies on Tuesday. Prof. Dorchin's lecture "Hip Hop, Not Passing: What Israeli Rap Can Teach Us about Ethnicity in Israel” was part of the Institute's Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Israel Studies Colloquium.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Postdoctoral fellow discusses Israeli security with community

Dr. Shaiel Ben-Ephraim led a discussion yesterday on Israeli security issues with members of ChaiVillageLA. The talk was the latest effort in the Center's campaign to engage community members in Israel Studies.

Monday, April 15, 2019


Center organizing 2nd undergraduate conference
Following up on last year's success, the Center will host its 2nd Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies in June. Students from UCLA and beyond will present at the conference, the theme of which is "Israel - Between East and West."

Postdoctoral research opportunities at Ben-Gurion University
Ben-Gurion University invites post-doctoral candidates to submit proposals for thorough research that will describe and analyze David Ben-Gurion's leadership against the background of the latest theories on the subject.

Fulbright funding for postdoctoral and senior scholars
The 2020-21 Fulbright US Scholar Program is now open. A number of opportunities are open to postdoctoral and senior scholars in all academic disciplines to conduct research or serve as instructors at Israeli universities.