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Colloquia & Conferences

The Y&S Nazarian Center sponsors research colloquia for scholars from diverse disciplines as well as public conferences that foster new perspectives on Israel and brings them to faculty, students and the greater Los Angeles community and beyond.



Research Colloquium on Democracy in Israel
The colloquium will bring together an invited group of scholars from diverse disciplines – History, Law, Political Science, Sociology, and Philosophy – to present and discuss critical topics of democracy in Israel. A total of three research meetings via Zoom are planned from January-May 2021. The colloquium will run with three single day invitation-only events and conclude when the final papers resulting from the research meetings are published in an edited volume.
Click here for details on the scholars presenting.


A series of three public online programs (January-May 2021) exploring critical issues of Israeli democracy. The series, hosted via Zoom, provides a forum for distinguished scholars to highlight and discuss current research and issues such as illiberal and authoritarian challenges to democracy.
Click here for details on the scholars presenting keynotes and particular public sessions.


Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies
The Nazarian Center invites submissions to its third annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies, scheduled on June 15, 2021. This is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to present and discuss their research on modern Israel (in any academic discipline). Students selected to showcase their work at the conference will be invited to give a 10 to 12-minute presentation of their work, and participate in a moderated Q&A with their peers.
Click here for more details or download schedule of 2021 conference.




Conference Archives

Israeli-American Exchanges - 2019

Water in the Middle East and Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation and Conflict - 2018

“Israel in 3D” - 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Smart and Sustainable Cities Conference - 2016

Exploring the Meanings of Jewish Sovereignty - 2012

InTreatment / Be-Tipul - 2009


For more information on Nazarian Center programs, email Israel@international.ucla.edu