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June 2023 Lunch & Learn

Topic: Israel's Jewish Diversity

Dov Waxman, Nathaniel Shils

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UCLA students are invited to the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center's free, monthly luncheon series to ask questions and discuss topics about Israel, including controversial ones, with scholars from the Nazarian Center. Any and all genuine questions are welcome!

Thursday, June 1, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
UCLA Bunche Hall
Rm. 10367
11282 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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About the Moderators

Prof. Dov Waxman is the director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. He is a Professor of Political Science and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair of Israel Studies at UCLA. He has also been a visiting fellow at Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Oxford University. Professor Waxman's research focuses on the conflict over Israel-Palestine, Israeli politics and foreign policy, U.S.-Israel relations, American Jewry’s relationship with Israel, Jewish politics, and anti-Semitism. He is the author of dozens of scholarly articles and four books, most recently The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2019). Professor Waxman received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and his B.A. degree from Oxford University. 


Dr. Nathaniel Shils recently completed his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of research include nationalism and ethnic politics, peace and conflict processes, power sharing in divided places, state building, settler colonialism and indigenous politics and comparative and international politics of the Middle East. He has taught various courses on the Middle East, international law and settler colonialism at the University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr College. During his time at the Nazarian Center, Dr. Shils will be working with Dr. Waxman on his research project, “Strategy and Politics in the Transformation of Israeli–Palestinian Relations After Oslo” as well as teaching a new course in Global Studies, "Conflict and Power Sharing in Deeply Divided Places."


DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions of our guest speakers and the content of their presentations do not necessarily reflect the views of the UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. Hosting speakers does not constitute an endorsement of the speaker's views or opinions.


Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies