One Day University
Program & Schedule
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
Published: Thursday, December 15, 2011