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    Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

    Holocaust Remembrance Day: How & Why Israel's Commemoration of the Holocaust Has Changed Over Time | Prof. Avinoam Patt

    In this episode, posted on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Professor Dov Waxman and Professor Avinoam Patt from NYU discuss the relationship between Israel and the Holocaust, the ways that Israel's commemoration of the Holocaust has changed, as well as when and how Yom HaShoah...

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    Center for Middle East Development

    WEBINAR: Women in Conflict: Voices, Resilience, and Solutions

    Exploring the roles women play during times of conflict in the MENA region, from frontline activism to behind-the-scenes peacemaking.

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The UCLA International Institute and its 25 centers and programs run a busy public events programs that spans lectures, symposia, panel discussions, book talks, conferences and artistic events. These events are frequently recorded and made available to the public, both on the institute website, individual center/program YouTube channels and Facebook pages. To date, we have published 812 podcasts and over 226 videos.

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WEBINAR: What Is Possible When Israelis and Palestinians Work Together?

The Hamas surprise attack on Israel last October 7 and Israel's subsequent military response have caused enormous upheaval and tragedy in the region. Hamas acted in part to stop ongoing US-brokered negotiations for Saudi Arabia to normalize relations with Israel in exchange for American defense guarantees and Israeli commitments toward Palestinian statehood. Now, more than six months later, a veteran Israeli journalist and a prominent young Palestinian leader will engage in a frank discussion regarding the eventual post-war future.

Center for Middle East Development
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What Is Possible When Israelis and Palestinians Work Together?

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WEBINAR: Iran's Attack on Israel and its Consequences for the Region

Iran's unprecedented and massive drone and missile attack last weekend against Israel has prompted grave concerns about a potential Israeli response and the possibility of all-out war. CMED Director, Professor Steven Spiegel meets with Matthew McInnis, senior fellow at the Institute for the Study of War, and Robin Wright, senior fellow at the US Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson Center. Discussion will be followed by audience Q&A.

Center for Middle East Development
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WEBINAR: Impact of the Hamas/Israel War and Recent Regional Dynamics on Yemen's Peace Efforts

The ongoing war between Hamas and Israel has escalated the humanitarian crisis and political instability in the Middle East, especially in Yemen, where a civil war has been raging since 2014. How can the international community help end the violence and support a political solution in Yemen? What are the challenges and opportunities for dialogue and reconciliation among the Yemeni factions and the regional powers? How can the humanitarian situation be improved, and the human rights of the Yemeni people be protected?

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Iran's Attack on Israel and its Consequences for the Region

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Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
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The Return of the Native: Can Liberalism Safeguard Us Against Nativism?

A book talk by Jan Willem Duyvendak on how and why there has been a resurgence of nativist logic.

Center for European and Russian Studies
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Careers in a Globalizing World: An International Career Panel

Gain insight and learn to prepare for various professions in the international arena.

Burkle Center for International Relations
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Responding to Geopolitical Threats: The EU Expands its Role

Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop, Ghent University, Belgium.

Burkle Center for International Relations
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Israel's Black Panthers: The Radicals Who Punctured a Nation's Founding Myth

On Wednesday, April 10th, author Asaf Elia-Shalev discussed his new book about Israel's Black Panther movement, which was started by Moroccan Israeli Jews who challenged their country's political status quo.

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
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Zionism and the Settler Colonial Paradigm | Dr. Arnon Degani

In this season of Israel In Depth, host and Director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center, Professor Dov Waxman, and the Center's Israel Institute Fellow, Dr. Tamar Hofnung, will discuss various facets of the unfolding Israel–Hamas War with a range of experts across disciplines and backgrounds to help listeners understand this conflict in all of its complexities.

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
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Structures of Bias: How the State Systematically Downplays Right-Wing Extremism

Jonathan Homola, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UCLA, discusses the rise of right-wing extremism and his forthcoming publication.

Center for European and Russian Studies
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Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and the Rise of India: Will It Help the U.S. Counter China's Influence in Asia-Pacific?

Virtual Discussion - Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Series

Asia Pacific Center
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Sexual Violence Against Israeli Women On and After October 7th | Professor Ruth Halperin-Kaddari

Please be advised that this episode contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence and rape that may be triggering for members of the audience or inappropriate for young listeners. ​In this episode, the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies' Israel Institute Fellow, Dr. Tamar Hofnung, interviews legal scholar and former chair of the UN Committee on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Professor Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, about sexual violence perpetrated against Israeli women on and after October 7th. Dr. Hofnung and Dr. Halperin-Kaddari also discuss the UN's recent report on sexual violence perpetrated against the victims of October 7th, as well as the controversies around the UN's and feminist movements' controversial slow responses to the violence.

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
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Israel After October 7

Haaretz–UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center 2024 Conference

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Underground Empire: How America Weaponized the World Economy

Abraham Newman, Professor in the Foreign Service and Government Departments, Georgetown University

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8th Annual UCLA Undergraduate Colloquium in Armenian Studies

[POSTPONED] The 8th annual UCLA Undergraduate Colloquium in Armenian Studies will take place in association... Read More

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Crimes, Not Just Tragedies: Reporting War Against Ukraine

Nataliya Gumenyuk, Ukrainian journalist, on how to reunite truth with justice amidst war against Ukraine. Read More

Tuesday, May 28, 2024
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