Faculty & Scholar News Archive

Postdoc leads UCLA Hillel "Israel Learning Fellowship" session

Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Epharaim led one session of UCLA at Hillel's "Israel Learning Fellowship" yesterday. The students who participate in the "fellowship" join a series of seminar-style programs examining Israel. Dr. Ben-Ephraim focused on the history of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in his discussion with students.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Center scholars & faculty support UCLA partnership with Defense Language Institute

Center Director Yoram Cohen and five of the Center's faculty and scholars are participating in a program organized by UCLA Extension in partnership with the Defense Language Institute during the first two weeks of November. The Center's contributions to the two-week Hebrew Language and Cultural Immersion program will include a series of lectures focusing on a wide range of topics, including Israeli politics, Israeli and Palestinian relations, symbolic sites in Israel, economic growth and more.


Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Center Postdoc to publish book

Center Postdoctoral Fellow Omri Asscher's book "Reading Across Borders: Israel, America, and the Politics of Translation Between Jews" will be published by Stanford University Press in Fall 2019. The work is a culmination of his doctoral work and additional research he has conducted since completing his PhD in 2014.


Monday, October 15, 2018

Center director hosted as keynote speaker at water conference in Israel

Professor Yoram Cohen delivered one of the keynote speeches at the 15th International Specialized Conferences on Small Water and Wastewater Systems in Haifa, Israel yesterday. Prof. Cohen spoke about the treatment of impaired groundwater in small remote communities at the October 14-18 conference organized by The International Water Association.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Graduate Student Research Fellowship recipient presents at dance conference

World Arts and Cultures/Dance Doctoral Candidate Melissa Melpignano presented her paper "Choreographing Livability on the Israeli Independent Stage (1990s-present)" at the October 15-17 "Jews and Jewishness in the Dance World" conference at Arizona State University. Her paper was presented on the "Radical Bodies: War, Exile and Nomadism" panel and examined different theorizations of livability in the works of three Israeli, female, independent choreographers.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Graduate Student Research Fellowship recipient presents and leads at dance conference

Israel Studies Graduate Student Research Fellowship recipient Melissa Melpignano shared her research on Israeli dance during the Cold War at the July 5-8 Dance Studies Association Annual Conference held earlier this week at the University of Malta. The PhD candidate in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance presented her paper "Ideologies Contended: Dancing Israel in the Cold War" on the "Choreographing Contention, Dancing Cold War (1940s-1960s)" panel. Melpignano also chaired two other panels and served on the conference's fifteen-person board of directors.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Center participates widely in Association for Israel Studies conference

Research conducted by five Center-affiliated scholars was presented at the Association for Israel Studies' June 25-27 annual conference at UC Berkeley. Center Director Yoram Cohen, Research Fellow Liron Lavi, Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim, and Graduate Student Research Fellowship recipients Yael Assor (Anthropology) and Arnon Degani (History) all shared their research on a wide variety of topics during the three day program. More information can be found on the Center's Presentations page. Deputy Director Maura Resnick also participated in the proceedings as the chair of a panel on Israeli education.


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Center Research Fellow wins prestigious political science award

Last week, Center Research Fellow Liron Lavi received the Best Dissertation Award from the Israeli Political Science Association. Her dissertation - "It's a Matter of Time: a Temporal Perspective on Elections and Democracy" - examined how references to the past and predictions of the future play a role in voters' understanding of elections. Lavi received her PhD from Tel-Aviv University in 2017, and conducted part of her doctoral research at UCLA, thanks in-part to support from the Y&S Nazarian Center.


Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Grad Student Research Fellowship recipient wins UCLA teaching award

Scott Abramson - recipient of the Center's Graduate Student Research Fellowship and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures - was among five graduate students awarded UCLA's prestigious Distinguished Teaching Award earlier this week. The award given by UCLA's Academic Senate recognizes excellence in teaching among instructors at a variety of levels. Abramson has taught/TA'd a number of courses at UCLA, including "International Relations of the Middle East" and "The Great Powers and the Arab-Israeli Conflict."


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Center Postdoc presents at prestigious international relations convention

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim participated in the April 4 Junior Scholars Symposium at the International Studies Association's annual convention. Ben-Ephraim's presentation "Signaling a Willingness to Settle: The Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Territories as a Bargaining Commitment Problem" was part of the "Conflict in the Middle East" session.


Thursday, April 05, 2018

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Lost – and found – in translation

At his October 29th talk, Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Omri Asscher will speak about how translations of American Jewish and Israeli literature have played an important role in the construction of Jewish identities in the US and Israel.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Israeli music and the national consciousness of dislocation

In his Guest Column, Visiting Assistant Professor Uri Dorchin puts Israel's recent success at the Eurovision contest into the context of what he sees as the country's continuing search for acceptance by the West.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018


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Guest Columns

Israeli music and the national consciousness of dislocation

In his Guest Column, Visiting Assistant Professor Uri Dorchin puts Israel's recent success at the Eurovision contest into the context of what he sees as the country's continuing search for acceptance by the West.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

"For All Your Songs" - Seven Decades of Israeli Music

Center Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin explores seven decades of Israeli history through musical selections, examining common themes of myth-making as well as myth-breaking.

Friday, June 15, 2018


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Student Voices

Students share their study abroad experiences

Students who recently studied in Israel share diverse experiences from their time studying abroad thanks to funding provided by the Y&S Nazarian Center.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Students discuss exploring new perspectives in Center-sponsored course

In Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim's course "Modern Israel: Politics, Society, Culture," students engaged with diverse viewpoints on the wide range of topics covered in the Spring Quarter class.

Thursday, June 14, 2018


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