Videos from throughout the Institute and member centers. To date we have published over 226 videos.
On May 20, Professor Guy Ben-Porat of Ben-Gurion University discussed his new book, Policing Citizens: Minority Policy in Israel. It was followed by a conversation with Dr. Steven Popper of RAND, and then audience Q&A led by Professor Dov Waxman, director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.
On May 11, a group of scholars discussed the scale of the impact on Israeli society, revealing some international commonalities as well as unique national characteristics – from security and distancing regulations to labor market and welfare policies. Participants were Gad Yair, an Israel Institute Visiting Professor, Sloan School of Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Professor of Sociology at Hebrew University; Uri Dorchin, Visiting Assistant Professor at the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies; and Assaf Bondy, Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow.
The Y&S Nazarian Center marked May Day, the international holiday of labor, with a webinar exploring classic Israeli songs concerning work and workers, from the pre-State period to the present. Participants: Nili Alon Amit; an Israel Institute Visiting Assistant Professor at the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies; Uri Dorchin, the Center's Visiting Assistant Professor; Daniel Stein Kokin, a scholar of Renaissance, Jewish and Israel Studies presently affiliated with UCLA and Arizona State University; Center Postdoctoral Fellow Assaf Bondy; and Amit David of Hillel at UCLA.
John Garrigus, Dept. of History, University of Texas, Arlington, “An epidemic that can only be stopped by the most violent remedy”: African ‘Poisons' versus Animal Disease in Saint-Domingue, 1750-1788”
Comment - Stephen Bell, Depts. of History and Geography, UCLA
In this roundtable, the first of an International Institute series on the global pandemic, a group of researchers, clinical practitioners, and journalists will discuss the epidemiological, public health, and political dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil.
In a webinar held April 28, Derek Penslar, the William Lee Frost Professor of Jewish History at Harvard University and an eminent historian of Zionism, presented some of the findings of his new biography of Theodor Herzl, the founder of the modern Zionist movement. The book draws on a vast body of Herzl's personal, literary, and political writings. Professor Penslar then discussed the book with David Myers, the Sady and Ludwig Kahn Chair in Jewish History at UCLA. Professor Dov Waxman, Director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, welcomed the two historians and led audience Q&A.
On April 13, the Y&S Nazarian Center hosted a webinar titled "Israeli Women in Combat: A Gendered Analysis" with Israeli political scientist Ayelet Harel-Shalev. She is co-author of Breaking the Binaries in Security Studies: A Gendered Analysis of Women in Combat (Oxford University Press, 2020). The webinar featured Harel-Shalev's presentation followed by conversation with Professor Dov Waxman, director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.
A livestreamed book talk with James Mann, award-winning journalist and author
Joseph Nye is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of the Kennedy School of Government.
Replay the ceremony honoring Israel's President Reuven Rivlin, who received the UCLA Israel Studies Award on Feb. 18, 2020. Award was in recognition of Rivlin's leadership promoting tolerance, equality and civility. Videographer: Oliver Chien/UCLA
Emmanuel Saez is a Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley and an economic adviser to Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
On Feb. 5, Isaac Herzog, Chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel, presented the inaugural Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture in Israel Studies. The lecture was followed by a conversation with Professor Dov Waxman, Director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.
Q&A with David Rosenberg, author of Israel's Technology Economy: Origins and Impact (Palgrave Mcmillan, “Middle East in Focus” series, 2018).
Former U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Noah Mamet (UCLA 1992) delivers commencement address to the UCLA International Institute's Class of 2019.
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