One Day University
Program & Schedule
Published: Thursday, December 15, 2011
Sunday, January 29, 2012
- 9 to 9:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
- 9:30 a.m. Welcome - Gene Block, UCLA Chancellor
- Younes Nazarian, Founder and Chair, Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation
- Arieh Saposnik, Nazarian Center Director
Israel in the Shifting Sands of the Middle East
9:35 to 10:30 a.m.
- Leonard Binder, Professor of Political Science, UCLA
- Etel Solingen, Chancellor's Professor, Political Science, UC Irvine
- Steve Spiegel, Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for Middle East Development, UCLA
Moderator: Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, Norman Abrams, UCLA
Minority-Majority Relations in Israel: Between Security and Civil Rights
10:35 to 11:30 a.m.
- Kassem Nabulsi, Professor of Political Science, California State University Northridge and Visiting Scholar, Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, UCLA
- Ayelet Harel-Shalev, Research Fellow, Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, UCLA
- Orit Gazit, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, UCLA
Moderator: Roger Waldinger, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, UCLA
11:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Israeli Culture and Jewish Culture: Revolution or Continuity?
11:45 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.
- Arnold Band, Professor Emeritus of Hebrew & Comperative Literature, UCLA
- Jody Myers, Professor of Jewish Studies, California State University Northridge
- Arieh Saposnik, Director, Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Gibert Foundation Chair in Israel Studies, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, UCLA
Moderator: Carol Bakhos, Assoc. Professor of Antique Judaism and Jewish Studies, UCLA
Luncheon with Special Guest Speaker: SOLD OUT
Co-Creator/Executive Producer of "Homeland" - the hit TV drama based on the Israeli show "Hatufim" (Prisoners of War)
12:45 to 2 p.m.
Strategic Challenges: Security, Economics & Infrastructure
2:05 to 3 p.m.
- Neil Netanel, Professor of Law, UCLA
- Yoram Cohen, Professor of Engineering and Director, Water Technology Research Center, UCLA
- Stuart Gabriel, Arden Realty Chair, Professor of Finance and Director, Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate, UCLA
Moderator: Arieh Saposnik
Israel and the American Jewish Community: Family Bonds or Sibling Rivalry
3:05 to 4 p.m.
- David Myers, Professor of History, UCLA
- Rabbi David Wolpe, Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles
- Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, Executive Director of Hillel, UCLA
- Judea Pearl, Professor of Computer Science, UCLA; President, Daniel Pearl Foundation
Moderator: Rob Eshman, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles