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Podcasts from the UCLA Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
Podcasts from the UCLA Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
Podcasts from public lectures for those interested in learning about Israel, and its related fields of study.
Jun 5, 2021
ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest, Anders Persson, author of EU Diplomacy and the Israeli–Arab Conflict, 1967–2019
On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dov Waxman talks with political scientist Anders Persson, author of the new book “EU Diplomacy and the Israeli-Arab Conflict, 1967–2019.”
May 9, 2021
ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest, Emmanuel Navon, author of The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel
On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dov Waxman talks with Emmanuel Navon, author of The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel (2020), about the history of Jewish, Zionist and Israeli diplomacy.
Mar 17, 2021
ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest Gal Ariely, author of Israel's Regime Untangled: Between Democracy and Apartheid
On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dov Waxman talks with Gal Ariely, a professor in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, about his new book, "Israel's Regime Untangled: Between Democracy and Apartheid
Feb 19, 2021
ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest Kenneth S. Stern talking about antisemitism and Israel.
On this episode of Israel in Depth, Kenneth Stern, discusses the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of antisemitism and the controversy surrounding it. Recorded February 18, 2021.
Jan 21, 2021
ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest David Makovsky talking about the future of US-Israel relations under President Biden and the Trump administration's legacy.
On this episode of Israel in Depth, David Makovsky, the Ziegler Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute and formerandnbsp;senior advisor to the U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, discusses the major issues that will shape U.S.
Dec 16, 2020
ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest Raffaella Del Sarto talking about Morocco normalizing relations with Israel, as well as Europe's relationship with Israel and EU policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dr. Raffaella Del Sarto, an Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), discusses the recently announced normalization of relations between M
Nov 17, 2020
ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest Scott Lasensky, assessing President Trump's record on Israel and his administration's unconventional approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dov Waxman talks to Scott Lasensky, who served as a senior policy advisor in the Obama Administration, about President Trump's record on Israel, his popularity among Israelis, and what the legacy of his administration w
Oct 29, 2020
ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest Rami Zeedan, on the 20th anniversary of the "events of October 2000" when mass protests and riots by Arab citizens of Israel resulted in the police killing 13 demonstrators.
On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dov Waxman talks with Rami Zeedan, an expert on the Arab minority in Israel, about the "events of October 2000" – when 13 Arab protesters were killed by the Israeli police – and about what has changed since then in the
Sep 1, 2020
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 Nations, and the significance of
Aug 17, 2020
ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest, Marwa Maziad, discussing the recent agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to normalize their relations.
On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dov Waxman talks with Marwa Maziad, a visiting scholar at the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies, about Israel's new agreement with the United Arab Emirates to normalize diplomatic relati
Jul 23, 2020
ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest, Charles Freilich, author of Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change
On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dov Waxman talks with Charles Freilich, former deputy national security adviser in Israel and a long-time senior fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center, about threats to Israel's national security, warming ties with Gulf sta
Jun 16, 2020
ISRAEL IN DEPTH – With guest, Ian S. Lustick, author of Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality
On this episode of Israel in Depth, Dov Waxman talks with Ian Lustick, Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, about his new book, Paradigm Lost: From Two-State Solution to One-State Reality. In the book, Professor Lustick argues
Apr 16, 2020
ISRAEL IN DEPTH – "Re-envisioning Resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"
On this episode of Israel in Depth, Professor Dov Waxman talks with Dr. Jay Rothman, a scholar and practitioner of conflict resolution, about why the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an identity-based conflict and the implications this has for how to resol
Mar 26, 2020
ISRAEL IN DEPTH – "Israel's Post-Election Politics Amid a Pandemic"
After a third inconclusive election in less than a year, Israel has simultaneously experienced a political crisis, a constitutional crisis and an escalating public health crisis. In this episode, Dov Waxman talks with Israeli political analyst and pollste
Feb 21, 2020
EVENT-CAST: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin's Remarks at UCLA
Israel's President Reuven Rivlin receives the UCLA Israel Studies Award in a ceremony held Feb. 18, 2020. Award in recognition of Rivlin’s leadership promoting tolerance, equality and civility.
Feb 20, 2020
ISRAEL IN DEPTH – Featuring Ambassador Dennis Ross
Listen to our Israel in Depth podcast featuring an interview with Ambassador Dennis Ross, a veteran American diplomat who worked on Middle East peace for three presidents, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama. Recorded Feb. 20, 2020.
Feb 3, 2020
EVENT-CAST: How the Media Covers Israel: Journalism in a Land of Dueling Narratives
Covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is like no other beat. An insider perspective from journalist Jodi Rudoren, Editor-in-Chief of The Forward and former Jerusalem Bureau Chief for The New York Times. Event held January 27, 2020.
Jan 23, 2020
EVENT-CAST: The Religionization of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
A talk by Professor Dov Waxman, Director of the UCLA YandS Nazarian Center for Israel Studies and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair in Israel Studies. Event held January 15, 2020.
Nov 22, 2019
EVENT-CAST: Land and Wisdom: The Love of Zion - from the Hebrew Bible to Contemporary Israeli Poetry
A talk by Dr. Nili Alon Amit, Israel Institute Visiting Assistant Professor at the UCLA YandS Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. Event held November 21, 2019.
Nov 15, 2019
EVENT-CAST: Mizrahi (Middle Eastern) Rap Music in Israel: A Bridge between East and West
A talk by Visiting Assistant Professor Uri Dorchin, an anthropologist and former radio DJ. He explored the significance of Mizrahi (Middle Eastern) music in the formation of Israeli rap. Event held November 13, 2019.
Nov 8, 2019
EVENT-CAST: Israel's Technology Economy: Origins and Impact
Israel is the birthplace of both Waze and Mobileye along with numerous other successful tech companies. A fascinating talk about Israel's high-tech sector from Haaretz economics editor David Rosenberg, the author of Israel's Technology Economy: Origins a
Oct 25, 2019
EVENT-CAST: Israeli Elections 2.0: Where is the Nation Headed?
The panel discussion came on the heels of Israelis going to the polls two times in the space of a year in national elections that ended in a stalemate. Participants weighed various possible outcomes. Event was held October 23, 2019.
Feb 6, 2019
EVENT-CAST: Found in Translation? Foreign Songs and the Creation of Israeli Musical Culture
What accounts for this vast corpus of foreign songs in Israeli music and what impact have such renderings had on the development of Israeli culture? After surveying this significant, yet largely overlooked, phenomenon, Visiting Assistant Professor Daniel
Feb 14, 2017
EVENT-CAST: Law, Culture and Collective Identity: Palestinian-Arabs and Jews in Israeli Law and Society
University of Haifa Professor Gad Barzilai discusses the interactions between Jewish and Palestinian identities and the heated debates on law and society within the global context.
Feb 5, 2016
EVENT-CAST: Balancing Security and Individual Rights in the Fight Against Terror
1 hr 31 min
Dec 3, 2015
EVENT-CAST: The Gaza Disengagement: 10 Years After
1 hr 52 min
Feb 12, 2015
EVENT-CAST: Jewish and Democratic?: A Perspective from Israel's Arab Minority
1 hr 25 min
Jan 15, 2015
EVENT-CAST: Not So "Special Relationship"?: Israel-US Relations During the Obama Administration
1 hr 28 min
May 13, 2014
Podcast: Ambassador Dennis Ross, William Davidson Distinguished Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy: Distinguished Fellow,
Event from May 2014.
1 hr 1 min
May 13, 2014
2014 3d Conference FULL audio part 1
Feb 13, 2014
PODCAST: A Conversation with the author, Ari Shavit
1 hr 25 min
Jun 25, 2012
A Conversation with Acclaimed Israeli-Arab Writer Sayed Kashua
Arab-Israeli author speaks at UCLA.
1 hr 20 min
Mar 12, 2012
"Dissolving Localities" - A multimedia portrait of Jerusalem by Emmanuel Witzthum
Podcast introduction of an audio/visual project in which the sights and sounds of daily life in Jerusalem are transformed into a work of art.
Mar 2, 2012
Israeli Responses to the Arab Spring
Professor Gerald Steinberg speaks on Israel's reaction to the recent events in the Middle East.
Feb 29, 2012
Hadag Nahash: Hip-Hop, Cultural Critique, and Social Change
Podcast of a public talk by Azzan Yadin-Israel, Rutgers University
Feb 28, 2012
Israeli Hip Hop Band Hadag Nahash in Residency
Podcast of an interactive workshop with the band for UCLA students and the public
Feb 6, 2012
The Idea of Jewish Sovereignty: The Case of Lewis B. Namier and Isaiah Berlin
A public talk by Arie M. Dubnov, Acting Assistant Professor, Department of History, Stanford University
Nov 29, 2010
Law and Politics in the Middle East Peace Process
The Honorable Dan Meridor, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence and Atomic Energy
Apr 3, 2009
Be-Tipul and its Significance for Israeli TV and Society
Hagai Levi, Miri Talmon-Bohm, Yoram Yovell, Motti Lerner, Moderator: Professor Shelley Salamensky
1 hr 15 min
Apr 3, 2009
Israel's Film Industry: Transposing Be-Tipul to In Treatment
Jacob Dayan, Consul General of Israel; Hagai Levi, Steve Levinson, Rodrigo Garca, Blair Underwood, Rick Rosen, Moderator: David R. Ginsburg
1 hr 16 min
Apr 3, 2009
In Treatment/Be-Tipul and Psychotherapy
Helen Desmond, Yoram Yovell, Krin Gabbard, Moderator: Fredelle Z. Spiegel
1 hr 33 min
Feb 19, 2009
The War in Gaza and Southern Israel: Ramifications for Israel, the Palestinians and the Middle East
Public lecture by Asher Susser is Professor of Middle East Studies at Tel Aviv University and the Former Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Professor Susser is an internationally renowned expert on modern Middle Eastern history
1 hr 32 min
Jan 28, 2009
Current Challenges in the Middle East Facing the New Administration
A public lecture by the Consul General of Israel Jacob Dayan.
1 hr 30 min
Nov 14, 2008
Israel and the World: A View from the United Nations
Gabriela Shalev, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations