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UPCOMING EVENTS

Check back for upcoming events in the fall quarter. Have a great summer!

MULTIMEDIA

Webinar Recording
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Identity Politics in Israel and the US

On June 16, Israeli scholar and former cabinet minister Yael Tamir discussed the influence of identity politics on the state of democracy in both Israel and the United States....

PODCAST
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ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest, Anders Persson, author of EU Diplomacy and the Israeli–Arab Conflict, 1967–2019

On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dov Waxman talks with political scientist Anders Persson, author of the new book “EU Diplomacy and the Israeli-Arab Conflict, 1967–2019.”...


NEWS & ARTICLES

Guest Column
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How to understand Israel's 36th government: Israeli politics as a two-dimensional space

As the new coalition government in Israel enters its first week, UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Research Fellow Liron Lavi offers a perspective on what is keeping this coalition together – and what could ultimately tear it apart.

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Q&A on the escalating Israeli-Palestinian violence

UCLA Professor Dov Waxman comments on the flare-up in hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Q&A with Prof. David Menashri about Israeli doubts as US resumes Iran nuclear talks

Professor David Menashri discusses the current state of U.S.-Israel relations and why the Biden administration's attempts to restore the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran carry risks and may fall short of what Israel is seeking.

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Could Arab parties be a decisive factor in forming Israel's next coalition government?

After the fourth national election in just two years, Israeli politics remains deadlocked. Unexpected developments may prevent a fifth round.


FACULTY & SCHOLAR NEWS

Research Fellow Dr. Liron Lavi quoted in Canadian newspaper on Israeli politics

Dr. Liron Lavi, Research Fellow at the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, is quoted in Canada's French-language publication, La Presse, on the challenges facing a newly formed coalition poised to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – "Fragile anti-Netanyahu coalition agreement" (June 4, 2021).


Center Director Prof. Dov Waxman on CNN discussing Israeli politics

Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, appeared June 1 on CNN discussing a new national-unity government looking more likely than ever to replace Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


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

Undergraduate Scholars Conference features presenters from six countries
On June 15, the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center will hold its Third Annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies. The Center is excited to virtually connect outstanding scholars from nine time zones, six countries, and four continents. This year's conference brings together students whose cutting edge research pushes the frontiers of studies in Israeli culture, diplomacy, society, and politics.

Apply by June 11: The Roslyn and Abner Goldstine Undergraduate Fellowship
The Roslyn and Abner Goldstine Undergraduate Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for UCLA undergraduate students with an interest in Israel Studies. Fellowships will begin in Fall 2021 and may continue for up to one full academic year. Fellows receive a stipend of $500 each quarter. Students from all backgrounds and academic majors/concentrations are welcome to apply. Applications are due June 11, 2021. More details and to apply online: https://ucla.in/3epGkD5

Third Annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies
The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies invites submissions to its third annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies. This year, the conference will take place virtually, via Zoom, on Tuesday, June 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Call for Applications for Graduate Research Grants
Graduate student grants for $2,500-$7,500 are available to conduct research in Israel Studies. The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies oversees the program and welcomes applications from UCLA graduate students in a wide range of disciplines. For more information, visit our research/funding opportunities page.

Center research initiative to focus on “Democracy in Israel: Past, Present and Future”
Coming in 2021, the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies will launch a series of virtual public lectures and a closed research colloquium exploring "Democracy in Israel: Past, Present, and Future." The first in the series of public lectures will be given Jan. 12 by eminent Israeli political scientist Shlomo Avineri.

Charitable donations eligible for special tax benefits in 2020
Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that includes several charitable tax provisions. Click here to learn how you can take advantage of these provisions.

Center sponsoring diverse courses in Winter quarter
The classes cover a wide range of topics, including modern Israel, U.S.-Israel relations, and literature, and can count towards a number of different degrees in departments across campus.

Nazarian Center launches newsletter

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is excited to launch its inaugural ​annual newsletter, which features the center's teaching, research and outreach activities for the campus and the broader community.

Call for applications for visiting scholar positions
The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies invites applications for Visiting Scholar positions for the 2021-2022 academic year (September 20, 2021 - June 10, 2022). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of March 1, 2021.