Israel reaffirmed and challenged to renew itself

Ari Shavit called on Israel to return to the imaginative and determined spirit of early Zionism at a Y&S Nazarian Center event on February 12, 2014.Read more »

My Promised Land: The Triumph & Tragedy of Israel -- A Conversation with Ari Shavit PODCAST available now

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A Middle East “immersion course” for UCLA music students

Nazarian Center co-sponsors groundbreaking program promoting cross-cultural understanding through musicRead more »

Exploring Israeli cuisines, discovering your roots

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A Reading with Etgar Keret

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Shlomo Ben-Ami champions pragmatism in Israeli foreign policy

In a speech at the 29th Annual AIS Conference at UCLA on June 24th, former foreign minister of Israel Shlomo Ben-Ami spoke about David Ben-Gurion, the founding of Israel, the impact of the country’s victory in the Six Day War and the changing way in which Israel has been judged by “the tribunal of world public opinion.” Read more »

Nazarian Center Hosts First Israel Studies Conference Held on West Coast

The event featured Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami as the keynote speaker.Read more »

The “Gaza Doctor” Abuelaish: Feminism Will Deliver Peace to the Middle East

On April 18, 2013, the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies hosted Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, acclaimed physician, author and humanitarian, in a public talk entitled “Perspectives on Peace, Health & Hope: A Gaza Doctor's Journey from Personal Tragedy to a Search for Peace and Human Dignity”.Read more »

Temple Mount in Jerusalem, National Religious Society, Jewish Extremism

Post-doctoral fellow Sarina Chen explores the symbolism and controversy surrounding the holy siteRead more »

Putting Israeli Democracy Under Scrutiny -- from India

Nazarian Center Research Fellow studies the survival of democracy in multi-ethnic societiesRead more »