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 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.

Tuesday, August 07, 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
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 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.

Friday, June 15, 2018
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 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.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
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Center hosts first-ever Israel Studies conference for undergraduate students

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies provided a unique forum for undergraduates to showcase their research on a diverse array of subjects related to Israel.

Thursday, June 07, 2018
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 Student Voices

Experiencing contemporary Israeli dance in UCLA classrooms

Students share their experiences from the master classes of two award-winning Israeli dance professionals hosted by the Y&S Nazarian Center and the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.

Thursday, June 07, 2018
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World's water woes demand holistic solutions

In a conference organized by the International Institute, the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, and multiple campus partners, experts from diverse fields discussed the water challenges facing the Middle East and Africa – and other water insecure regions of the globe.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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Upcoming conference takes on water challenges in the Middle East and Africa

Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Director Yoram Cohen discusses the May 7 conference on water challenges and solutions in two world regions highly impacted by climate change.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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“Waking Lions” depicts unseen Israelis

Speaking about her new novel at the Y&S Nazarian Center, Israeli author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen described the “unseen” Israel and the role of literature in revealing the things we don't want to know about ourselves.

Monday, March 12, 2018
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 Student Voices

Students share experiences from "Symbolic Places & Spaces" class

Students spoke with the Center about Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin's Fall 2017 course, "Symbolic Places and Spaces in Modern Israel and the Palestinian Territories."

Thursday, February 08, 2018
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 Guest Column

Trump and the settlements: No cause for optimism or pessimism

Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim assesses Israel's settlement policies and prospects for the peace process under the Trump administration.

Monday, January 29, 2018
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Not your typical historian

Y&S Nazarian Center Visiting Assistant Professor uses his academic background in the Classics as well as Renaissance and Jewish history to teach a variety of courses covering modern Israel sponsored by the Center.

Monday, January 08, 2018
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Center hosts Israeli medical clowns on tour across campus

The Y&S Nazarian Center organized a wide range of events with the professional medical clowns involving the theater and anthropology departments as well as UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.

Thursday, November 30, 2017
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 Guest Column

Partial partitions: Reflections on divisions of Palestine/Israel imagined and realized

Seventy years after the United Nations voted to partition the territory of the British Mandate of Palestine into Jewish and Palestinian states, Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin sees striking similarities between modern efforts to resolve territorial disputes and the original partition plan.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
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An unparalleled crisis for Israel's medical system

As the crisis surrounding the only Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Center in Jerusalem unfolds, UCLA doctoral candidate Yael Assor offers an anthropological perspective on the situation and examines the “labeling” of the parties and its impact on the situation and parties involved.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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Faculty & Scholar News

Graduate Student Research Fellowship recipient presents and leads at dance

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

Faculty & Scholar News 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