The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies promotes the interdisciplinary study of the modern state of Israel.
It supports teaching, research, and public programs to foster a broad understanding of Israel’s history, culture and society, and its place in the region and the world.
Who We Serve
The center invites leading Israeli scholars and post-doctoral fellows to teach courses and deliver public lectures, and promotes collaboration and exchange between UCLA and Israeli academic institutions.
Mission and Goals
An appreciation of the complexities that are Israel requires knowledge, probing analysis and dialogue across different disciplines and viewpoints. Through a commitment to academic rigor and interdisciplinary approaches, the Nazarian Center fosters a broad understanding of Israel and its place in the region and the world.