News & Articles

Former Foreign Minister addresses ethnic nationalism in Israel and beyond

In the Center-sponsored talk, Visiting Professor Shlomo Ben-Ami assessed the resurgence of ethnic nationalism in Israel as well as around the globe as a reaction to the perceived failures of the liberal order.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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In search of the Israeli Bob Dylan

Professor Uri Dorchin's article in UCLA's Jewish newsmagazine "Ha'am" examines the seeming indifference to political conditions among Israeli musicians.

Monday, January 28, 2019
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UCLA's head of technology transfer discusses process in Israel and US

The "Daily Bruin" covered the recent Center-sponsored talk with UCLA's Amir Naiberg, who compared the journey campus-driven innovations take to the market in both the US and Israel and the entrepreneurial networks supporting innovation on campuses in both countries.

Friday, January 25, 2019
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Zionism: A brief guide in perplexity

In his contribution to UCLA's Jewish newsmagazine, "Ha'am," Professor Daniel Stein Kokin examines two understandings of Zionism and explores whether the intepretation that supports the nationalization and territorialization of Judaism is consonant with or at odds with traditional Judaism.

Monday, January 21, 2019
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Acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz has died at age 79

One of Israel's best known and most revered contemporary authors, Oz was the recipient of a multitude of honors, including the 2015 UCLA Israel Studies Award.

Friday, December 28, 2018
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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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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 7, 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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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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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 7, 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 7, 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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Postdoc presents at Association for Jewish Studies conference

Dr. Omri Asscher presented on a component of his research at the AJS's annual conference held in Boston, MA on Tuesday. "Moral Dilemmas: Negotiating Jewish-American Critique in Israeli Literary Discourse" examined the Israeli reception of works by Jewish-American writers and how Israeli critics dealt with unflattering portrayals of Israeli ethics and values.


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Visiting professor shares insights on development of Israeli music with

In an invited lecture at the Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County titled "Found in Translation? Foreign Songs and the Creation of Israeli Musical Culture," Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin spoke examined the role of foreign music in creating a uniquely Israeli musical culture.


Friday, November 30, 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 7, 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