Faculty & Scholar News Archive

Center Director to participate in Association for Israel Studies conference

Center Director Yoram Cohen will participate in the 33rd Association for Israel Studies Annual Conference this summer where he will present a paper on "The Regional Influence of Israel's Water and Energy Resources." The conference will be held at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA from June 12-14.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Director to discuss Israel's water advances at Northwestern University

Center Director Yoram Cohen will join a panel of leading experts on water in the Middle East at Northwestern University's second annual "Water in Israel and the Middle East" symposium next Wednesday, May 24th. The focus of Cohen's talk will be Israel's advances in water treatment and desalination technology as well as the global benefits and challenges of these developments.


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Faculty Advisory Board Member organizes conference with Israeli partners

Center FAB Member and Director of the Ziman Center for Real Estate Stuart Gabriel collaborated with the Bank of Israel and Tel Aviv University as well as American organizations on the April 6-7 Conference on Housing Affordability. Gabriel also delivered a presentation on mortgage modification at the Washington, D.C. event. This was the latest in a series of conferences on housing affordability Gabriel has helped organize in cooperation with Israeli institutions.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Two Center Scholars to participate in WJSA Annual Conference

Y&S Nazarian Center Visiting Lecturer Anat Gilboa and Research Fellow Nadav Molchadsky will be taking part in the upcoming Western Jewish Studies Association's Annual Conference at Claremont McKenna College. Gilboa will be presenting her research on "The Drive to Reconstruct the Lost Past in a New Land," which focuses on an Israeli émigré and the role creativity plays in rebuilding a home in the US. She will also chair a panel entitled "Aliyah as Advocacy, Image, and Literature." Molchadsky will chair the Sunday panel, "The Shaping of Modern Israel" and on Monday, "Israel Since the Six Day War."


Monday, March 20, 2017

Center Director to join panel on education and tolerance

Yoram Cohen will be one of three panelists participating in this Sunday's discussion entitled “The Currency of Knowledge: How Investing in Education Builds Greater Tolerance” organized by the American Technion Society. Cohen will be joined by a leader from the Simon Wiesenthal Center and a renowned journalist to discuss the benefits of investing in knowledge-based pursuits particularly for disadvantaged individuals and to highlight the links between improved education and tolerance.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Center Research Fellow to present at USC

On February 8th, Center Research Fellow Nadav Molchadsky will present his paper "Absent Children in a Captured Society: Israeli Discourse about the Missing Children Affair" that explores the two major explanations of the “Yemenite children affair” at USC Center for Law, History and Culture.


Monday, February 06, 2017

VIDEO: Center Research Fellow gives talk on "Yemenite Children Affair"

Center Research Fellow Nadav Molchadsky spoke at Bar-Ilan University about his current research focus: commissions of inquiry and the Israeli discourse surrounding the "Yemenite Children Affair." This is part of Molchadsky's larger investigation into Israeli commissions of inquiry into national traumas. NOTE: the video is in Hebrew.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Center Research Fellow Publishes Book Review in "AJS Review"

Nadav Molchadsky analyzed Hillel Cohen's recently published "1929: Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict." In his review, the Center Research Fellow highlighted Cohen's exploration of both Jewish and Palestinian perspectives of the 1929 riots in Palestine and the riots' enduring impact on Jewish and Palestinian collective memories. Read the full review here.


Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Center Research Fellow Publishes Op-Ed on Israeli Public Discourse

The op-ed in the Hebrew language journal "The 7th Eye" focuses on one of Molchadsky's research interests: the Israeli public discourse surrounding the Yom Kippur War.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Nazarian Center Research Fellow Launches Community Lecture Series

Dr. Nadav Molchadsky will discuss some of the most challenging periods in Israel's history with members of the community.


Friday, September 30, 2016

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Exploring Israel's diversity

Semitics Master's student Marisol Fernandez ‘16 first encountered Israel's diverse communities while studying Hebrew in Jerusalem. Last summer, she delved deeper into the mosaic of Israeli society while learning Arabic in Haifa.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A whirlwind month of Hebrew immersion in Israel

After studying Hebrew for three years, incoming senior Elizabeth Ho decided to spend a month in Israel over the summer immersing herself in the language thanks in part to support from the Nazarian Center.

Thursday, September 22, 2016