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"Mizrahi (Middle Eastern) Rap Music in Israel: A Bridge between East & West" lecture by Dr. Uri Dorchin (Click Here) to listen to the November 13 event
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Center debuts Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel with "The Israeli-Palestinian Conundrum" by former Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben Ami
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Haaretz Economics Editor David Rosenberg discusses Israel's Tech Economy


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Isaac Herzog on Israel and the American Jewish Community: The State of the Relationship
Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture in Israel Studies
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM


Guest Column
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Israeli Kurdophilia and the American 'Betrayal' of the Syrian Kurds

Y&S Nazarian Center postdoctoral fellow Scott Abramson looks at Israeli sympathy for the Syrian Kurds in light of recent American policy.

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Y&S Nazarian Center prepares to bid farewell to Director Yoram Cohen, welcome new leader Dov Waxman

Professor Dov Waxman is set to take the helm at the UCLA Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies this January. He will succeed Professor Yoram Cohen, who has held the post since 2015.

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Celebrating Kaf-Tet b'November (November 29): Anniversary of UN partition vote

On November 29, 1947, the United Nations passed a resolution calling for Palestine to be partitioned between Arabs and Jews. It set into motion the birth of the state of Israel.

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Israel's start-up tech sector doesn't come without costs to broader economy

During a November 6 discussion about Israel's tech economy, Haaretz Economics Editor and Columnist David Rosenberg talked about how the sector is thriving and attracting foreign investment yet leaving behind big chunks of the population.


Postdoctoral fellow to receive the 2020 Allen Ponak Award

Y&S Nazarian Center Postdoctoral Fellow Assaf Bondy is slated to receive the 2020 Allen Ponak Award at the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) Congress next summer in Toronto. The Canadian Industrial Relations Association, host of ILERA 2020, gives out the award to recognize research excellence across several disciplines relating to employment relations among master, Ph.D., and post-doctoral students. Bondy received his Ph.D. in Labor Studies from Tel-Aviv University in Israel. He is a sociologist who studies the political-economy of labor and industrial relations systems in advanced economies.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Center research fellow's work presented in Europe

Research Fellow Dr. Liron Lavi's co-authored paper "The Representation Deficit and the Crisis of Democracy: Shifting the Focus to Subjective Perceptions" was presented at the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) conference in Wrocław, Poland (September 2019). The paper explores subjective perceptions of political representation in Israel from a comparative perspective. It was co-authored by Liran Harsgor and Michal Shamir.

Friday, October 18, 2019


Announcing our Winter Quarter line up of classes
Courses sponsored by the Center will count towards degree requirements for a variety of majors and minors and cover diverse topics, including U.S.-Israel relations, Israeli drama and Israeli music.

Postdoctoral research opportunities at Ben-Gurion University
Ben-Gurion University invites post-doctoral candidates to submit proposals for thorough research that will describe and analyze David Ben-Gurion's leadership against the background of the latest theories on the subject.

Fulbright funding for postdoctoral and senior scholars
The 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open. A number of opportunities are open to postdoctoral and senior scholars in all academic disciplines to conduct research or serve as instructors at Israeli universities.