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    Diverse programming characterizes International Education Week 2023

    In fall 2023, the International Institute led the busiest International Education Week (IEW) at UCLA to date. Supported by 22 campus sponsors, the week offered 62 events and activities organized by 36 units across campus from November 6 to 9. For the first time since the novel coronavirus pandemic began in 2020, in-person events outnumbered both online and hybrid events.

    IEW 2023 offered a mix of musical and cultural performances, lectures on global politics, international career events and recreational activities that brought together faculty, students, alumni, staff and community members to commemorate the value of international education and exchange. A playful video created by international students and the UCLA social media team kicked off the week with greetings from around the world Read more...

IEW Videos

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L.A.-based consuls general discuss local approaches to global challenges at UCLA event

Diplomats from Australia, Egypt, France, Mexico and Romania speak as part of campus's International Education Week.

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The Israel–Hamas War: A Conversation With the UCLA Community

On Tuesday, October 17th, The UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies held a hybrid discussion at UCLA's Royce Hall & over Zoom where the Center's scholars—Nazarian Center Director Professor Dov Waxman and the Center's Israel Institute Teaching Fellow Dr. Tamar Hofnung—discussed the Israel–Hamas War and took questions from the Bruin community. This event was only open to UCLA students, staff, and faculty.

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Emergency Webinar

A discussion of the unfolding Israel–Hamas war and an analysis of what it will mean for the future of the region.

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2023 Global Chinese Philanthropy Panel Discussion

Global Chinese Philanthropy Research and Training Program

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Understanding Territorial Withdrawal: Israeli Occupations and Exits

Dr. Rob Geist Pinfold discusses why occupiers either retain or leave occupied territories and analyze why this question is of great importance to the study of international security, territorial conflict, and the Arab-Israel conflict.

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Environmental Cooperation Between Israel and Its Neighbors

Professor and former Knesset member Alon Tal discusses how cooperation between Israel and its neighboring countries is the best path to address the Middle East's growing environmental concerns.

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The Relationship Between Government and Nonprofit Sector in China: A Network Perspective

Global Chinese Philanthropy Lecture by Ji Ma, University of Texas, Austin

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Israel's No-Asylum Policy: The Increased Vulnerability of African Refugee Women

In this installment of the UCLA Nazarian Center's "Women on the Margins in Israel" lecture series, Dr. Shani Bar Tuvia explores the unique influence that Israel's restrictive policy towards asylum seekers has on women, most of them being from Eritrea.

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Yes, Russia Is Still an Empire, But This Won't Last Long

Discussion with Ukrainian filmmaker Oleksiy Radynski and art historian Asia Bazdyrieva

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Israel at 75: A Crisis of Identity

On Yom Haatzmaut, Israel's 75th independence day, award-winning author and journalist Yossi Klein Halevi discussed the “state of the state”—the struggle over the nation's identity and whether it can fulfill the aspirations of its founders to be both a homeland for the Jewish people and a liberal democracy.

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Humans of Israel: Photographs & Stories

Humans of Israel offers a fresh look at the rich and remarkably diverse lives of Israelis and showcases Israel's diversity, multiculturalism, and vibrant civil society.

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Identity War in Ukraine: The Power of Cultural Resistance

UCLA/Getty Program's Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Ihor Poshyvailo, Director, National Memorial to the Heavenly Hundred Heroes and Revolution of Dignity Museum (Maidan Museum)

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WEBINAR: Middle Eastern Maze: Israel, the Arabs, and the Region, 1948-2022— A Talk with Author Itamar Rabinovich

"Middle Eastern Maze: Israel, the Arabs, and the Region, 1948-2022" is an expanded and updated version of Itamar Rabinovich's "The Lingering Conflict," published by Brookings in 2012. This new book offers a unique narrative of the Arab-Israeli conflict and peace process by a senior academic historian who has served as Israel's ambassador to the United States and as a peace negotiator with Syria. Author Itamar Rabinovich presents highlights of his work, and Professor Steve Zipperstein moderates a discussion based on audience questions.

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Instances of Reciprocal Illumination: Thinking-Making Through the Theater

2023 Johannes Van Tilburg Lecture in Dutch Studies by Maaike Bleeker, Professor of Theater and Performance Studies, Utrecht University

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2023 Johannes Van Tilburg Lecture in Dutch Studies | Royal Honor Ceremony

In recognition of his service to the Dutch community in the U.S., Johannes van Tilburg was made a knight of a chivalric order of the Kingdom of The Netherlands on February 23, 2023

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The 2022-23 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture

A discussion with Garry Kasparov, Russian pro-democracy leader and former world chess champion

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Israel and the New World (Dis)Order

Israel and the New World (Dis)Order is a 2023 virtual conference on Israel's place in today's global arena, organized jointly by Haaretz newspaper and the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.

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The Unscrupulous Prospector, the Ethiopian Elite, and Italy's Frustrated Imperialists:

Recording of CERS webinar with Noelle Turtur, Eugen and Jacqueline Weber Postdoctoral Scholar in European History, UCLA

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Is Israeli Democracy in Danger? An in-depth look at the 2022 Israeli Democracy Index

IDI President Yohanan Plesner and Prof. Tamar Hermann, Director of IDI's Viterbi Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research, provide an in-depth analysis of the latest Israeli Democracy Index.

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Analyzing Taiwan's 2022 Local Elections: Trends and Implications

UCLA Taiwan in the World Lecture
Nathan Batto (Academia Sinica)
Moderated by Shih-chan Dai (UCLA)

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Zille Films: Aestheticizing Socioeconomic Injustice in Weimar Berlin

CERS graduate lecture by Andréas-Benjamin Seyfert, PhD Candidate at the Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies, UCLA

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Chinese Policy Toward International Giving in the COVID Era

Global Chinese Philanthropy Lecture by Mark Sidel (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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Excluded from the Law: Muslim Women in Religious Courts in Israel

The second event in the UCLA Nazarian Center's "Women on the Margins of Israel" lecture series features a talk from Dr. Rawia Aburabia on how the Israeli Penal Code suppresses Muslim women in Israel.

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