Events from Fall Quarter

FOR STUDENTS: Conversation with Ethiopian-Israeli Actor Shai Fredo

Thursday, October 15, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Is There Hope for Genuine Reconciliation in the Middle East?

A lecture and discussion with Ronen Hoffman, co-founder, Institute for Counter-Terrorism, IDC Herzliya, and former Member of Knesset (Yesh Atid party)

Monday, October 19, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Where Do We Go From Here? Historical Perspectives on a Nuclear Middle East and the Aftermath of of the Iran Nuclear Deal : A conversation with Brigadier General Relik Shafir and Professor Steven Spiegel

How do we understand the impassioned debates around the Iran nuclear deal? What can we learn from a broader historical context? And what might be the aftermath? Israeli Brig. Gen. Relik Shafir, one of eight pilots the Israeli air force selected to raid the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak in 1981, and Dr. Steven Spiegel, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Middle East Development at UCLA, will discuss the strategic interests and perspectives of the Israeli and American governments in regards to the deal’s implementation. They will also discuss how the nuclear deal will affect other countries in the region and provide a broader historical framework for analysis.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Where do we go from here? Historical perspectives on a nuclear Middle East and the Iran Nuclear Deal

Israeli Brig. General Relik Shafir will discuss the strategic interests and perspectives of the Israeli and American governments in regards to the deal's implementation and how it will affect other countries in the region.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
4:00 PM

Covering Israel: One Journalist's Search for Objectivity

Yonah Bob, legal affairs correspondent and international affairs commentator for The Jerusalem Post, will discuss the challenges of covering Israel and the Israeli-Arab conflict, and stories that the West is not hearing.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
4:30 PM

Yoni Rechter and His Band

Beloved Israeli Singer/Songwriter Yoni Rechter to play in Los Angeles, CA on Nov. 1st, and make a special appearance at UCLA on Nov. 2nd.

Sunday, November 01, 2015
7:30 PM

Why Hawks Become Doves: Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel: A book talk by author Guy Ziv

In this fascinating new book, Ziv investigates how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The Gaza Disengagement: 10 Years After

A Look Back at the Historic Decision and its Aftermath

Tuesday, December 01, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Above & Beyond

Documentary Film Series

Thursday, December 03, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM