News & Articles

How Do You Say Summer in Hebrew?

Students with a wide range of interests participated in UCLA’s eight-week intensive language program.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Nazarian Center Student Advisory Council Hosts Inaugural Event

The Student Advisory Council's first event brought together a wide range of UCLA students to experience the artistic tradition of henna.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

PODCAST: Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference Panel Audio

Listen to the panel discussions from UCLA's first Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference.
Friday, June 10, 2016

View the video and slides from the UCLA Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference

Video and slides from UCLA first Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference that brought together experts from Israel and across the United States.
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Iran’s future lies in the hands of its young people

At a recent Y&S Nazarian Center event, Prof. David Menashri discussed the recent nuclear deal with Iran, the role of Islamic ideology in Iranian policy and contemporary domestic politics in the country
Thursday, March 17, 2016

An interview with Israeli novelist Assaf Gavron

In an interview with a UCLA student, Gavron speaks about his motivation for writing, his approach to his work and advice for aspiring writers
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Renowned Iran scholar David Menashri to teach and lecture on Iranian history, geopolitics and relationship to Israel

On February 24, Professor Menashri will give a public talk on “Iran, the US, and the Changing Middle East”.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

VIDEO: The Gaza Disengagement: 10 Years After

A look back at the historic decision and its aftermath.
Monday, December 07, 2015

Baba Joon: a Reflection

The UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies sponsored the 29th Israel Film Festival and the November 3rd screening of the film "Baba Joon", Israel's Official Entry for the 2016 Oscars, and winner Best Film, 2015 Israeli Academy Ophir Awards
Monday, November 23, 2015

Israel asks: Where do we go from here?

Israeli Brigadier General Relik Shafir and UCLA political scientist Steven Spiegel discussed Israel’s future in the Middle East in the shadow of the Iran nuclear deal.
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Water technology expert Yoram Cohen named director of Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

Cohen, who has been leading the Center on an interim basis since January 2015, is an internationally recognized scientist and technology developer who works to advance water reuse and desalination technologies.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Iconic Israeli journalist Moti Kirschenbaum dies at 76

Kirschenbaum, a former UCLA student in film and television, was among the founders of Israeli tv, and winner of the Israel Prize in 1976 for his contributions to Israeli media.
Friday, September 25, 2015

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Faculty & Scholar News

Director Discusses Natural Resources and Regional Politics in Israel

Yoram Cohen participated in the Israel Institute's "Israel Leadership Summit" last month where he discussed the relationship between natural resources and domestic and regional politics.

Postdoctoral Fellow Nadav Molchadsky Presents Research at AIS Meeting

Molchadsky presented his research on the "Yemenite Children Affair" and how it has shaped the group memory of the Yemeni community in Israel.

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Profiles Nazarian Center Director

The IoES article highlights Cohen's achievements and his motivations for organizing the Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference.

Yoram Cohen, Director, featured on The Optimists

The Nazarian Center director is described as a "champion of clean water for all" in UCLA's national branding campaign.