Known for work that is both heart wrenching and funny, Israeli writer Etgar Keret says he uses humor like a defense mechanism. An evening hosted by the Y&S Nazarian Center on October 1st featured readings of his short stories and an absorbing interview of the author.
The event featured Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami as the keynote speaker.
In a speech at the 29th Annual AIS Conference at UCLA on June 24th, former foreign minister of Israel Shlomo Ben-Ami spoke about David Ben-Gurion, the founding of Israel, the impact of the country’s victory in the Six Day War and the changing way in which Israel has been judged by “the tribunal of world public opinion.”
Interview with UCLA Professor Gabriel Piterberg on the Israeli Palestinian conflict. The Noticias Mundo Fox segment (in Spanish) took place on November 22, 2012.
Israeli journalist Natasha Mozgovaya highlighted Prime Minister Netanyahu’s stinging setback in the January 2013 parliamentary elections and a new political focus on simmering domestic issues.
Several professors from the law school, the Burkle Center of International Relations and the UCLA Center of Middle East Development spoke at the panel, which primarily focused on the question of Palestinian statehood.
A podcast of a public lecture by Ambassador Oded Eran, sponsored by UCLA CMED.
Instead of committing the United States to take military action against Iran, Dalia Dassa Kaye suggests that a better option would be convincing more Israeli leaders and people that a military attack is still a bad idea if the goal is to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power.
UCLA's Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is now working to secure scholarship support for students to spend a semester at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev beginning in fall 2013.
Arab-Israeli author speaks at UCLA.
2012 Levi Della Vida Conference:"Structures of Personalized Power in the Modern Middle East: Presidents, Prime Ministers and Party Bosses" Keynote Address
Keynote lecture by 2012 Levi Della Vida Award recipient Roger Owen, Harvard University
Hebrew University Professor Hagit Lavsky, the Nazarian Center Visiting Scholar for Winter and Spring quarters of 2011, talks about her experiences teaching at UCLA.
Gelvin is the author of the recently released book "The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know"
Multitasking in the Middle East: Obama and the Challenges of Israel, Iran, and the Arab Awakening - a talk by Jeremy Ben-Ami, President of J-Street
A talk by the President & Founder of J-Street, Jeremy Ben-Ami. This event was co-sponsored by the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.
Yael Warshel will speak about her work on April 17
Sayed Kashua will speak about his work and share his views about life in Israel at UCLA on April 26
Podcast introduction of an audio/visual project in which the sights and sounds of daily life in Jerusalem are transformed into a work of art.
Burkle Center Visiting Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye and political analyst Alireza Nader discuss how Israel and Iran came to the brink of war on RadioWest.
Dalia Dassa Kaye speaks to Voice of America about talks between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Iran options.
Professor Gerald Steinberg speaks on Israel's reaction to the recent events in the Middle East.
Hadag Nahash discusses music and politics with UCLA audience.
Podcast of a public talk by Azzan Yadin-Israel, Rutgers University
Podcast of an interactive workshop with the band for UCLA students and the public
A lecture by Ilan Pappé, University of Exeter
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