Faculty & Scholar News Archive

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

Center Director & Visiting Professor help prepare 7th-graders for Israel trip

Y&S Nazarian Center Director Yoram Cohen and Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin gave presentations to a group of 7th graders from The Abraham Joshua Heschel School in preparation for their trip next year to Israel. Professors Cohen and Stein Kokin covered basic topics and also shared information about the important sites the students will visit. Also presenting was Faculty Advisory Boardmember Mark Kligman from the Ethnomusicology Department who spoke about Israeli music and culture.


Friday, February 16, 2018

Visiting Assistant Professor organizing event on earliest known Hebrew play

Center Visiting Faculty Member Daniel Stein Kokin's program this Wednesday, February 7 will look at the earliest known Hebrew play, the "Comedy of Betrothal" of Leonne De' Sommi from mid-16th Century Mantua. Stein Kokin and his co-organizer will present the background and read in English, Hebrew and Italian selections from the work and provide commentary at "Women, Weddings, and Reversals: Hebrew Comedies of the Renaissance and Baroque."


Monday, February 05, 2018

Faculty Advisory Board Member joins student-organized event

Y&S Nazarian Center Student Advisory Councilmember and second-year law student Amit Liran organized an event yesterday, January 29 on the challenges facing lawyers advising governments on national security issues that featured Faculty Advisory Board member Norman Abrams as a moderator. The Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus spoke to Marlene Mazel - the Israeli Ministry of Justice's Director of the Counter-Terrorism & Foreign Litigation Department - after her remarks at the event "The Role of a National Security Law Advisor: An Insider's View."


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Center Postdoctoral Fellow to present findings from recently published article

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim will return next week to the University of Calgary's Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies - where he completed his doctoral research - to give a talk based on the article he recently published in the journal "Diplomatic History." The January 15th talk is titled "The United States and Israeli policy in the Occupied Territories: from Johnson to Trump."


Monday, January 08, 2018

Center Postdoc examines Israel's reaction to viral video

In his latest piece for "Asia Times," one of the most prominent English-language regional publications covering world news, Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim assesses Israel's diplomatic and political response to the viral video of a teenage Palestinian girl slapping and kicking an Israeli soldier.


Wednesday, January 03, 2018

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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

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


News & Articles Archive

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


Guest Columns Archive

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


Student Voices Archive