Videos from throughout the Institute and member centers. To date we have published over 226 videos.

Video: Islam and Jews in the Holy Land: Land and Nature and the Construction of Jewish Culture

In this talk, Dr. Mostafa Hussein explored the ways in which the Jewish intelligentsia in pre-state Palestine interacted with Arabo-Islamic civilization, as demonstrated in Hebrew works treating the geography and the nature of the Holy Land. The talk also highlighted how the Jewish engagement with Islamic culture contributed to the Jewish connection to the land and its nature. It also demonstrated how Jewish individuals who viewed themselves as culture shapers and scholars incorporated and exploited Arabo-Islamic knowledge within the domain of yediʿat ha-arets [the intimate knowledge of the land].

Video: Israel's Judiciary under Threat

Does the Judiciary really constitutes a third independent branch of government in Israel? This question arises when one witnesses the continuous attempts to change the existing balance of power and limit the court from applying judicial doctrines and legal standards to executive and parliamentary decisions. In his talk, Professor Menachem Hofnung of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem discussed how the appointment of justices, the power of judicial review, and even the legitimacy of Israel's Supreme Court have become permanent and compelling issues in Israeli politics.

Video: "Israel in 3D: Civil Society in Action"

At the fifth Y&S Nazarian Center "Israel in 3D" community conference, young civic activists, artists and social entrepreneurs shared with guests how they are addressing pressing societal and economic issues in Israel and around the world in innovative ways. These young leaders were joined by veteran journalists affecting change through their coverage of political and economic trends in Israel.

VIDEO: John Emerson, Former U.S Ambassador to Germany under President Obama to deliver 2017 Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace

Former Ambassador John Emerson delivered the 2016-17 Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on the Conditions of Peace.

Samba for RFT

Henry John Drewal peforms a samba in honor of Robert Farris Thompson.

Video: "L U N G S": A Work by Shahar Binyamini

"L U N G S" is a performance for dancers and singers created by Y&S Nazarian Center Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist Shahar Binyamini and a unique collaboration between students in the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance and the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Video: A New Framework for Thinking About the Middle East

Former Israeli Ambassador to Egypt and South Sudan Haim Koren joined the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies to discuss changing dynamics in the Middle East and the implications for Israel, the region and the world.

Jewish Childhood in Ottoman and Independent Iraq

Orit Bashkin (University of Chicago) is the featured speaker in the first Averroës Lecture on Jewish Communities in Muslim Lands, a new series sponsored by CNES.

Video: Law, Culture and Collective Identity: Palestinian-Arabs and Jews in Israeli Law and Society

Through their publications and international activities, law and society scholars have studied and debated a range of issues and related topics significant to Israel. These include: state law, judicial review, communities, religion, the constitutional meaning of "Jewish and Democratic," human rights, citizenship, equality, minorities, ethnicity, gender and feminism, and Palestinian-Jewish relations amid a protracted conflict. In this lecture Professor Gad Barzilai analyzed the interactions between Jewish and Palestinian identities and heated debates on law and society within the global context.

Video: The Politics of Inequality in Israel: New Insights from the Social Justice Protest of 2011

Hebrew University Professor Emeritus Michael Shalev shared new evidence from the 2011 social justice protests in Israel and the implications of these findings for both the political sociology of protest and the study of Israeli society and politics.

UCLA Global Conversation 2016

Pulitzer-prize winning author Jared Diamond speaks on study abroad and international education at IEW 2016.

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