News & Articles

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
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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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"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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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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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


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