Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Newsletter
Photo for Webinar Slider for ‘Incitement
REGISTER NOW:‘Incitement' Film Screening and Discussion.
Read more...
Photo for SLIDER-Webinar Promo - Conversations with
REGISTER NOW:Y&S Nazarian Center's Fall 2020 Conversations with Authors Webinar Series
Read more...
Photo for Israel
Israel's President Reuven Rivlin speaking at UCLA award ceremony Feb. 18. (Click Here) for video.


Read more...
Photo credit: Todd Cheney/UCLA
Photo for Israel
Israel's President Rivlin, center, after receiving UCLA Israel Studies Award, Feb. 18. (Click Here) for video.


Read more...
Photo credit: Todd Cheney/UCLA
Photo for Symposium explores different meanings of
Prof. Cheryl Keyes makes a point during the "Blackness in Israel" Symposium, Feb. 24.
Read more...
Photo credit: Jeff Daniels/UCLA
Photo for ISRAEL IN DEPTH – Featuring
Photo: Jane Matusovskaya/UCLA
Photo for Isaac Herzog on Israel and
Isaac Herzog presenting Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture in Israel Studies, Feb. 5. (Click Here) to view.



Read more...
Photo credit: Todd Cheney/UCLA
Photo for Isaac Herzog on Israel and
Isaac Herzog and Prof. Dov Waxman at Harry C. Sigman Distinguished Lecture, Feb. 5. (Click Here) to view.



Read more...
Isaac Herzog, Chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel, and Prof. Dov Waxman. (Photo credit: Todd Cheney/UCLA)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Photo for Israel
Israel's Jewish Identity Crisis: State and Politics in the Middle East
Online Event via Zoom
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Photo for "Incitement" Film Screening & Discussion
"Incitement" Film Screening & Discussion
Online Event via Zoom
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Photo for The Sword is Not Enough:
The Sword is Not Enough: Arabs, Israelis, and the Limits of Military Force
Online Event via Zoom
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM (Pacific Time)

MULTIMEDIA

PODCAST
Photo for ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With

ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest, Israeli diplomat Uri Resnick, discussing Israel's foreign relations and its complex relationship with the United Nations

On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dov Waxman talks with Israeli diplomat Uri Resnick, the director of Policy Planning at Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, about Israel's foreign relations, its treatment at the United...

WEBINAR RECORDING
Photo for Israeli National Security: A New

Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change

On July 23, Charles Freilich, a former Israeli deputy national security advisor, discussed Israel's national security challenges and talked about his recent book "Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change" (Oxford,...


NEWS & ARTICLES

Photo for Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel

Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies mourns the passing of preeminent Israeli legal scholar Ruth Gavison

The renowned scholar and prominent activist for civil rights was committed to preserving Israel's identity as a Jewish and democratic state.

Photo for Faculty Q&A: Normalization Agreement Announced

Faculty Q&A: Normalization Agreement Announced Between Israel and UAE ​

UCLA Professor Dov Waxman, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Israel Studies and the director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, talks about the significance and implications of Israel and the United Arab Emirates announcing an opening of diplomatic ties.

Photo for Center publishes second issue of

Center publishes second issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel

The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies is excited to announce the publication of the latest issue of Currents: Briefs on Contemporary Israel, our bi-annual publication. The Summer 2020 issue features an article by Dr. Uri Dorchin, “The History, Politics and Social Construction of ‘Blackness' in Israel.” Read the latest issue here: https://ucla.in/2CRQcW6

Photo for Nazarian Center visiting scholars make

Nazarian Center visiting scholars make impactful contributions

In the 2019-20 academic year, the Nazarian Center's visiting professors and postdocs significantly contributed to the center's mission of advancing public knowledge and academic scholarship about Israel.


FACULTY & SCHOLAR NEWS

Visiting scholar gives series of online community talks focused on literature

Nazarian Center Visiting Scholar Nili Alon Amit conducted a series of online talks over the summer for community members at West LA's Sinai Temple focused on “Happiness in Jewish and Israeli literature, from the Hebrew Bible to modern Israeli poets. Also, she is finishing up a forthcoming book, "On Happy Souls: The History of Happiness in Western Culture," Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021.


Professor Waxman quoted in Jerusalem Post article on Jewish American voters

Nazarian Center's director, Professor Dov Waxman, is quoted in a Jerusalem Post article titled "How are Republicans, Democrats reaching out to Jewish voters?" by reporter Omri Nahmias which was published on Sept. 3. Find the article here: https://www.jpost.com/american-politics/how-are-republicans-democrats-reaching-out-to-jewish-voters-641031


DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

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)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Call for applications for visiting faculty and scholar positions
The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies invites applications for Visiting Faculty and Scholar positions for the 2021-2022 academic year (September 20, 2021 - June 10, 2022). The application deadline for Visiting Faculty is September 4, 2020. Click headline for more details.

Announcing our Fall Quarter classes
Courses sponsored by the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies will count towards degree requirements for a variety of majors and minors and cover diverse topics, including U.S.-Israel relations, Israeli history, and more.