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The October War: A Culmination of the Failure of Political Analysis
Thursday, October 5, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific Time)
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Israel's Pro-Democracy Movement:
An in-depth conversation with prominent protest leader Moshe Radman
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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How Has the Russia-Ukraine War Affected the Middle East?
Thursday, October 19, 2023
10:00 AM (Pacific Time)



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UCLA Nazarian Center publishes 7th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel

The Center is pleased to announce the publication of the 7th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, our bi-annual publication. The Spring/Summer 2023 issue features an article by Avital Sicron, a Ph.D student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a former Visiting Researcher at the Nazarian Center, "An Activist Court? Reassessing the Decline In Trust In the Israeli Supreme Court."

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Debate over identity sparks the emergence of a “passionate center” in Israeli politics

At the inaugural Younes Nazarian Memorial Lecture of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, writer Yossi Klein Halevi contended that mass demonstrations against the proposed judicial reforms of Prime Minister Netanyahu were reanimating the center in Israeli politics.


Center Director Interviewed by The Conversation U.S. About Israel's Democracy Protests

Monday, August 21: In an article titled "Israel's democracy protests: What happens next?" UCLA Nazarian Center director Professor Dov Waxman was interviewed for The Conversation U.S. about the future of Israel's democracy protests and the Netanyahu government's continued efforts to erode the power of the country's Supreme Court. Read the Interview Here.

The Center's Sigman Graduate Fellow Publishes Article in The Tel Aviv Review of Books

Monday, August 14: "The Constants and Variables of a Special Relationship," an article sponsored by the Center and written by the Center's 2023/24 Harry C. Sigman Graduate Fellow Joshua Goetz, was published by The Tel Aviv Review of Books. Read the Article.

Dr. Hofnung Interviewed on Fox News About Israeli Protests After Judicial Overhaul Bill is Passed

Tuesday, July 25: The Center's Israel Institute Teaching Fellow, Dr. Tamar Hofnung, was interviewed on Fox News about the protests sweeping across Israel, which have intensified after the Netanyahu government's first judicial overhaul bill was passed by the Knesset on July 24th. Watch the interview.


Welcome to the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA. Israel is a small country that looms large in public and academic discourse. The passions it evokes often present obstacles to nuanced analysis and civil discussion. Understanding the complexities of modern Israel requires knowledge from many academic disciplines and an awareness of multiple viewpoints and narratives. Through a commitment to academic rigor, interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship, and... (read more) 


APPLY NOW: The Diane & Guilford Glazer Foundation Distinguished Fellowship
The Center invites policy practitioners, journalists, public intellectuals, and senior scholars to apply for its new Distinguished Fellowship. The fellow will conduct research and write while interacting with UCLA academics, local experts, and policymakers in Los Angeles. The six-month, in-person fellowship offers a stipend of $50,000 per quarter, plus healthcare and other benefits. Click Here to Learn More and Apply.

Nazarian Center Staff Presented with UCLA International Institute's 2023 STAR Award
The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies staff has been presented with the UCLA International Institute's 2023 STAR Award for outstanding team performance! The award recognizes Maura Resnick, Gage Greenspan, and Jane Matusovskaya for their consistent hard work, creativity, organizational abilities, and professionalism, which has enabled the Nazarian Center to achieve so much this past year and has furthered the mission of the International Institute.

May 26 Deadline: 5th Annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies
The May 26th deadline to submit your abstract (100-250 words) for our 5th Annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies is almost here! The 1st place paper will receive a $500 award, and the runner-up will receive $250. This online conference is open to all undergraduate students in the United States and abroad. Click here to learn more & submit your abstract.

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