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The May 5 event will explore the connections between the US and Israel in the areas of Entertainment, Religion, and Business & Technology
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The 4/30 one woman show "The DIG" tracks an American archaeologist's journey to Israel & will include live music performed by Yuval Ron
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The Center is sponsoring 6 courses this Spring Quarter, all of which count towards the Israel Studies minor & other diverse degrees
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The Center will host its second undergraduate research conference on June 2nd.
Leftt: Old City Jerusalem Market (Photo: Terrazzo/Wikimedia Commons) CC BY 2.0 Right: Skyscrapers in Tel Aviv (Photo: Tfeliz/Wikimedia Commons) CC BY-SA 3.0
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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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"The DIG"
A Solo Play written & performed by Stacie Chaiken with live music by Yuval Ron
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
7:00 PM
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Israeli-American Exchanges
Israel in 3D Community Conference
Sunday, May 5, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


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A new perspective on U.S.-Israel relations

At the 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.

Student Voices
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An unexpected opportunity

Thanks to a scholarship from the Y&S Nazarian Center, transfer student Sebastian Feldman was able to study abroad in Israel - an experience he hoped for, but didn't expect would be possible.


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 speaks at Brandeis

Postdoctoral Fellow Omri Asscher's talk at Brandeis University yesterday was part of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies' Scholars Seminar. In his presentation, Dr. Asscher discussed material from his forthcoming book examining Israeli-American Jewish relations through the prism of translation and intellectual and ideological exchange.

Thursday, April 4, 2019


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.

Center-sponsored Spring courses cover diverse subjects
The five courses are hosted in three departments across campus and cover topics ranging from dance to Israel's foreign relations. These courses all can count towards the Israel Studies minor as well as a number of different degrees.

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."

Funding for Israeli and American scientists
The United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation is offering $4,000 travel grants for late-stage Israeli PhD students to travel to the United States and for American PhD students to travel to Israel to conduct research.