Israel in 3D - One Day University 2014


SUNDAY, MAY 4, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


UCLA Covel Commons, Grand Horizon Room, UCLA Campus
200 DeNeve Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90095 
 

PROGRAM & SCHEDULE 

 
 
8:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Light continental breakfast (coffee, juice, breakfast pastries)
   
9:00 a.m  Welcome and Opening Remarks
   
9:15 a.m - 10:40 a.m.

SESSION  ONE

  "Start-Up Nation": Is the Success Sustainable?     Read Description 
   
  Shmuel Abramzon, Assistant Policy Analyst, The RAND Corporation; Graduate Fellow, Pardee RAND Graduate School
 
  Mor Assia, Founding Partner, iAngels
  David "Dedi" Schwartz, Vice President for Product Development and the App Market, Wix
  Yael Vizel, Co-Founder and CEO, Zeekit 
  Moderator: Neil Netanel, Interim Director, Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studiesl; Pete Kameron Professor of Law, UCLA
 
10:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Break
   
10:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

SESSION TWO

  Israeli Arts & Entertainment: Now Playing on the Global Stage    Read Description
   
  Alon Aranya, Television and Film Writer/Producer; Partner, Scripted World
 
  Adam Berg, Visual Artist (video, painting, sculpture)
 
  Idan Cohen, Independent Choreographer and Dancer; Schusterman Israeli Artist in Residence, UC Irvine
 
  Dvir Tzur, Novelist; Y&S Nazarian Center Post-Doctoral Fellow, UCLA
 
  Moderator: Anat Gilboa, Visiting Professor of Art History, Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, UCLA
 
   
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH * (Please see note below)
   
1:00 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  "Turmoil in the Middle East: Can an Israeli-Palestinian Deal Emerge?" 
   
  Ambassador Dennis Ross, William Davidson Distinguished Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Distinguished Fellow, Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, UCLA
       
  followed by a conversation with Dalia Dassa Kaye, Director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy and Senior Political Scientist, The RAND Corporation
   
2:25 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break
   
2:30 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

SESSION THREE

  "Israeli Judaism": The Jewish Renewal Movement in Israel     Read Description
   
  Mordechai Bar-Or, Founder and Director, Kolot 
  Daniel Bouskila, Director, Sephardic Education Center (Jerusalem & Los Angeles) 
  Shraga Bar-On, research fellow and faculty member, Shalom Hartman Institute, and Gruss Scholar-in-Residence, NYU law school.
 

Moderator: David Suissa, President, The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

3:55 - 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks


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$36 per person general admission. Free for students with valid I.D. 
 

PLEASE NOTE: This will be a buffet lunch with gourmet sandwiches and salads, and will include many vegetarian and fish options; however, it is not kosher.  We will also provide nice disposable plates and silverware as an option. If you would prefer a kosher lunch (with similar though somewhat more limited choices) please check the box on your registration form.


Published: Friday, March 28, 2014