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Student Voices Archive

Studying abroad in Israel: A law student's perspective

UCLA Law School student and study abroad scholarship recipient Amit Liran shares insights from his semester abroad at Tel Aviv University where he immersed himself in Israeli and international law in and outside of the classroom.

Monday, March 18, 2019

An unexpected opportunity

Thanks to a scholarship from the Y&S Nazarian Center, transfer student Sebastian Feldman was able to study abroad in Israel - an experience he hoped for, but didn't expect would be possible.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Students share their study abroad experiences

Students who recently studied in Israel share diverse experiences from their time studying abroad thanks to funding provided by the Y&S Nazarian Center.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Students discuss exploring new perspectives in Center-sponsored course

In Center Postdoctoral Fellow Shaiel Ben-Ephraim's course "Modern Israel: Politics, Society, Culture," students engaged with diverse viewpoints on the wide range of topics covered in the Spring Quarter class.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Experiencing contemporary Israeli dance in UCLA classrooms

Students share their experiences from the master classes of two award-winning Israeli dance professionals hosted by the Y&S Nazarian Center and the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Students share experiences from "Symbolic Places & Spaces" class

Students spoke with the Center about Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel Stein Kokin's Fall 2017 course, "Symbolic Places and Spaces in Modern Israel and the Palestinian Territories."

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Finding the beauty of Israel

Valerie Braaten traveled to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Fall 2015 to continue her dance studies thanks to the Mudie-Glaser Scholarship for Study.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Exploring Israel's diversity

Semitics Master's student Marisol Fernandez ‘16 first encountered Israel's diverse communities while studying Hebrew in Jerusalem. Last summer, she delved deeper into the mosaic of Israeli society while learning Arabic in Haifa.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A whirlwind month of Hebrew immersion in Israel

After studying Hebrew for three years, incoming senior Elizabeth Ho decided to spend a month in Israel over the summer immersing herself in the language thanks in part to support from the Nazarian Center.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

9 Records Found


News & Articles

Nazarian Center publishes 6th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is pleased to announce the publication of the 6th issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, our bi-annual publication. The Fall 2022 issue features an article by the Center's former Visiting Scholar Dr. Gayil Talshir from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, "Populism in Power: Is the Leader Bound by the People? 'Illegal Infiltrators' and Netanyahu's Rule."

Thursday, December 22, 2022

News & Articles Archive

Faculty & Scholar News

Dissent Magazine Publishes Prof. Waxman's Article "Can Israel Be a

Tuesday, March 28th: Dissent Magazine published UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center director Professor Dov Waxman's article "Can Israel Be a Democracy for All?" about the massive protest movement that has grown in Israel to stop the Netanyahu government's judicial overhaul plan. Click Here to read the article.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Prof. Waxman Interviewed on CBS News About Netanyahu Pausing Judicial

Monday, March 27th: Professor Dov Waxman, Director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, spoke on CBS News about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to pause his government's judicial overhaul plan as protests sweep across Israel. Click Here to watch the interview.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Faculty & Scholar News Archive

Guest Columns

How to understand Israel's 36th government: Israeli politics as a two-dimensional

As the new coalition government in Israel enters its first week, UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Research Fellow Liron Lavi offers a perspective on what is keeping this coalition together – and what could ultimately tear it apart.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Three Elections, More Voters: Why have increasing numbers of Israelis

After a year of political deadlock and three elections, Israel is on the brink of finally getting a new government. Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies research fellow Liron Lavi explains what motivated Israelis to vote time and again and why, despite predictions, voter turnout actually increased, especially among Arab citizens of Israel.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Guest Columns Archive