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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.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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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.

Monday, March 18, 2019
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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.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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 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.

Thursday, February 28, 2019
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Former Foreign Minister addresses ethnic nationalism in Israel and beyond

In the Center-sponsored talk, Visiting Professor Shlomo Ben-Ami assessed the resurgence of ethnic nationalism in Israel as well as around the globe as a reaction to the perceived failures of the liberal order.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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In search of the Israeli Bob Dylan

Professor Uri Dorchin's article in UCLA's Jewish newsmagazine "Ha'am" examines the seeming indifference to political conditions among Israeli musicians.

Monday, January 28, 2019
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UCLA's head of technology transfer discusses process in Israel and US

The "Daily Bruin" covered the recent Center-sponsored talk with UCLA's Amir Naiberg, who compared the journey campus-driven innovations take to the market in both the US and Israel and the entrepreneurial networks supporting innovation on campuses in both countries.

Friday, January 25, 2019
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Zionism: A brief guide in perplexity

In his contribution to UCLA's Jewish newsmagazine, "Ha'am," Professor Daniel Stein Kokin examines two understandings of Zionism and explores whether the intepretation that supports the nationalization and territorialization of Judaism is consonant with or at odds with traditional Judaism.

Monday, January 21, 2019
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Acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz has died at age 79

One of Israel's best known and most revered contemporary authors, Oz was the recipient of a multitude of honors, including the 2015 UCLA Israel Studies Award.

Friday, December 28, 2018
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Lost – and found – in translation

At his October 29th talk, Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Omri Asscher will speak about how translations of American Jewish and Israeli literature have played an important role in the construction of Jewish identities in the US and Israel.

Monday, October 22, 2018
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Israeli music and the national consciousness of dislocation

In his Guest Column, Visiting Assistant Professor Uri Dorchin puts Israel's recent success at the Eurovision contest into the context of what he sees as the country's continuing search for acceptance by the West.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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Students share their study abroad experiences

Students who recently studied in Israel share diverse experiences from their time studying abroad thanks to funding provided by the Y&S Nazarian Center.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
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"For All Your Songs" - Seven Decades of Israeli Music

Center Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin explores seven decades of Israeli history through musical selections, examining common themes of myth-making as well as myth-breaking.

Friday, June 15, 2018
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Students discuss exploring new perspectives in Center-sponsored course

In Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim's course "Modern Israel: Politics, Society, Culture," students engaged with diverse viewpoints on the wide range of topics covered in the Spring Quarter class.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Experiencing contemporary Israeli dance in UCLA classrooms

Students share their experiences from the master classes of two award-winning Israeli dance professionals hosted by the Y&S Nazarian Center and the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
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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

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Guest Columns

Israeli music and the national consciousness of dislocation

In his Guest Column, Visiting Assistant Professor Uri Dorchin puts Israel's recent success at the Eurovision contest into the context of what he sees as the country's continuing search for acceptance by the West.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

"For All Your Songs" - Seven Decades of Israeli Music

Center Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin explores seven decades of Israeli history through musical selections, examining common themes of myth-making as well as myth-breaking.

Friday, June 15, 2018


Guest Columns Archive

Student Voices

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.

Monday, March 18, 2019

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.

Thursday, February 28, 2019


Student Voices Archive