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."
Helen Desmond, Yoram Yovell, Krin Gabbard, Moderator: Fredelle Z. Spiegel
Jacob Dayan, Consul General of Israel; Hagai Levi, Steve Levinson, Rodrigo Garca, Blair Underwood, Rick Rosen, Moderator: David R. Ginsburg
David Ginsburg, executive director of the UCLA School of Law's Entertainment and Media Law and Policy Program, moderates a conversation with Hagai Levi, creator and director of the Israeli series "Be-Tipul," on which HBO's "In Treatment" is based, and Rodrigo Garcia, director and executive producer of "In Treatment," on transforming the Israeli program for an American audience.
Public lecture by Asher Susser is Professor of Middle East Studies at Tel Aviv University and the Former Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Professor Susser is an internationally renowned expert on modern Middle Eastern history, religion and state in the Middle East, and Arab-Israeli issues, with special reference to Jordan and the Palestinians.
The recent conflict in Gaza wasn't a war between Israelis and Palestinians, nor between Israelis and Arabs, but a clash of civilizations pitting Israel against Iran and extremist groups supported by the Islamic state, said Jacob Dayan, the Israeli consul general for the U.S. Southwest, at a talk on campus.
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