The Honorable Dan Meridor, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy
The event, which was attended by Jacob Dayan, Israel's consul general in Los Angeles, and Sherry Lansing, vice chair of the UC Board of Regents, honored the Iranian American couple whose foundation has donated a total of $5 million to create the new center.
The Y & S Nazarian Family Foundation has made donations totaling $5 million to the university, which helped establish the Israel Studies Program in 2005 and created an endowment for the center.
Rand Corporation and Israel
Ruth Gavison, Haim Cohn Professor of Human Rights, Faculty of Law at Hebrew University in Jerusalem from Israel's Democracy: Past, Present, Future - Part 3.
Professor Arieh Saposnik explores notions of the sacred and the profane in the founding of Jewish institutions in turn-of-the-century Palestine. The event represented a milestone for the Israel Studies Program, which was founded five years ago.
Professor Arieh Saposnik, cultural historian of Israel and Zionism, joins UCLA faculty as Gilbert Chair in Israel Studies
Rodrigo Garcia, director and executive producer of HBO's "In Treatment," discusses the background of the character Sophie, an anorexic teenage gymnast played by Mia Wasikowska.
Hagai Levi, Miri Talmon-Bohm, Yoram Yovell, Motti Lerner, Moderator: Professor Shelley Salamensky
Film and television actor Blair Underwood discusses his role as Alex on the hit HBO show "In Treatment."
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