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Student Voices Archive

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

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

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

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

Students share experiences from "Symbolic Places & Spaces" class

Students spoke with the Center about Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin's Fall 2017 course, "Symbolic Places and Spaces in Modern Israel and the Palestinian Territories."

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Finding the beauty of Israel

Valerie Braaten traveled to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Fall 2015 to continue her dance studies thanks to the Mudie-Glaser Scholarship for Study.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Exploring Israel's diversity

Semitics Master's student Marisol Fernandez ‘16 first encountered Israel's diverse communities while studying Hebrew in Jerusalem. Last summer, she delved deeper into the mosaic of Israeli society while learning Arabic in Haifa.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A whirlwind month of Hebrew immersion in Israel

After studying Hebrew for three years, incoming senior Elizabeth Ho decided to spend a month in Israel over the summer immersing herself in the language thanks in part to support from the Nazarian Center.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

9 Records Found


News & Articles

Nearly $800,000 raised at the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for

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.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

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

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."

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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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)

Monday, May 16, 2022

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

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)

Saturday, April 16, 2022

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Guest Columns

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

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.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Three Elections, More Voters: Why have increasing numbers of Israelis

After a year of political deadlock and three elections, Israel is on the brink of finally getting a new government. Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies research fellow Liron Lavi explains what motivated Israelis to vote time and again and why, despite predictions, voter turnout actually increased, especially among Arab citizens of Israel.

Monday, March 30, 2020

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