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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Scholarship from Bar-Ilan University
Bar-Ilan University's Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program is an opportunity for postdoctoral scholars from Canada and the United States to conduct research in STEM areas in Israel. The upcoming deadline to apply is February 1, 2022. Learn more and apply by visiting: https://ucla.in/3EAMzyX


Center publishes fourth issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel
The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, our bi-annual publication. The Fall 2021 issue features an article by cultural anthropologist and social historian Tomer Mazarib -- "Is the Relationship Between the Bedouin and Fellahin Dichotomous? An Anthropological Case Study."


Nazarian Center releases annual newsletter

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is thrilled to release its latest annual newsletter, which features the center's teaching, research and outreach activities for the campus and the broader community. Click to read


Call for Applications: Visiting Faculty & Visiting Scholar positions (2022/23)

The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center invites applications for the Visiting Faculty and Visiting Scholar Program. Applications are welcome from scholars working in a wide range of disciplines relating to Israel Studies. The deadline for the Visiting Faculty Program applications is November 1, 2021; Visiting Scholars application deadline is March 1, 2022. For more information and to apply: https://ucla.in/3EAMzyX


Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowship (2022/23)

The Y&S Nazarian Center invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year. The fellowship will begin in the Fall of each academic year. The deadline for Postdoctoral Fellow applications is December 3, 2021. For more information and to apply (online only): https://ucla.in/2VsfJPe


Register now: courses on Israel offered in Fall quarter
If you're still looking for Fall classes, consider two excellent courses on Israel: Comparative Literature/Jewish Studies M162 - Israel Seen Through Its Literature (Tues/Thurs 12:30-1:45PM) and Middle East Studies 177 - Israel in the Middle East (Tues/Thurs 2:00-3:15PM). More info: https://ucla.in/3rcJy1v


Undergraduate Scholars Conference features presenters from seven countries
On June 15, the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center will hold its Third Annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies. The Center is excited to virtually connect outstanding scholars from nine time zones, seven countries, and four continents. This year's conference brings together students whose cutting edge research pushes the frontiers of studies in Israeli culture, diplomacy, society, and politics.


Apply by June 11: The Roslyn and Abner Goldstine Undergraduate Fellowship
The Roslyn and Abner Goldstine Undergraduate Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for UCLA undergraduate students with an interest in Israel Studies. Fellowships will begin in Fall 2021 and may continue for up to one full academic year. Fellows receive a stipend of $500 each quarter. Students from all backgrounds and academic majors/concentrations are welcome to apply. Applications are due June 11, 2021. More details and to apply online: https://ucla.in/3epGkD5


Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies
The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies invites submissions to its third annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies. This year, the conference will take place virtually, via Zoom, on Tuesday, June 15 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time.


Call for Applications for Graduate Research Grants

Graduate student grants for $2,500-$7,500 are available to conduct research in Israel Studies. The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies oversees the program and welcomes applications from UCLA graduate students in a wide range of disciplines. For more information, visit our research/funding opportunities page


Center research initiative to focus on “Democracy in Israel: Past, Present and Future”
Coming in 2021, the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies will launch a series of virtual public lectures and a closed research colloquium exploring "Democracy in Israel: Past, Present, and Future." The first in the series of public lectures will be given Jan. 12 by eminent Israeli political scientist Shlomo Avineri.


Center sponsoring diverse courses in Winter quarter
The classes cover a wide range of topics, including modern Israel, U.S.-Israel relations, and literature, and can count towards a number of different degrees in departments across campus.


Nazarian Center launches newsletter

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is excited to launch its inaugural ​annual newsletter, which features the center's teaching, research and outreach activities for the campus and the broader community.


Call for applications for visiting scholar positions
The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies invites applications for Visiting Scholar positions for the 2021-2022 academic year (September 20, 2021 - June 10, 2022). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a final deadline of March 1, 2021.