The Center's Fall funding cycle is now open. Opportunities are available for undergraduate & graduate students as well as faculty.
The Y&S Nazarian Center hosted the first-ever Israel Studies conference for undergraduate students in June
Winners of the best presentation and best paper awards with Center Director Yoram Cohen and Postdoctoral Fellow and Program Chair Shaiel Ben-Ephraim
Students share diverse experiences from their time studying abroad in Israel
Left: Ramses Bulatao ('17) at the Western Wall Right: Rebecca Handler ('19) on Israel's coastline
In his Guest Column, Visiting Asst. Prof. Uri Dorchin explores Israel's Eurovision victory in the context of wider societal dynamics
Israel's Eurovision 2018 contestant and competition winner, Netta Barzilai (Photo: Wouter van Vliet, EuroVisionary) CC BY-SA 4.0


"The Oslo Diaries" - Israel Film Festival Spotlight Screening
Feature Film Screening & Panel Discussion
Sunday, November 11, 2018
3:00 PM
From Campus to Market: Technology Transfer in the US and Israel
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM


Guest Column

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.

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.

Guest Column

"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.

Student Voices

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.


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

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


Y&S Nazarian Center Fall funding cycle now open
A wide array of funding opportunities are available to undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty members with an interest in Israel Studies.

Funding available to conduct research at Israeli universities
Doctoral students who have already completed a minimum of one year of their program are eligible to receive funding to conduct research at any Israeli higher education institution that awards doctorates.

Symposium for undergrads interested in Israel Studies research
The three day Honors Symposium hosted by the Israel Institute offers an opportunity for sophomores, juniors, and seniors considering graduate work related to the modern state of Israel to access cutting-edge scholarship in the field of Israel Studies, insiders' understanding of graduate work, and strategic advice about pursuing an academic career.