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The Center is committed to the production and dissemination of new knowledge about Israel, and to promoting collaboration between UCLA and Israeli academic institutions.


2021 Research Colloquium on Democracy in Israel

A group of leading scholars from diverse disciplines will explore democracy in Israel - past, present, and future. More information here.


2020-21 Israel Studies Research Seminars

The Center’s research seminars bring together UCLA faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to discuss research-in-progress related to modern Israel and build an interdisciplinary research community engaged in Israel Studies. The seminars meet twice per quarter via Zoom. Click here for more information.


Funding Opportunities

We support innovative research projects that relate to the modern state of Israel across a wide range of disciplines. These include history, political science, economics, sociology, literature, visual and performing arts, management, engineering, law, public health, environment and sustainability.

The Nazarian Center offers:

For more information about funding opportunities and to apply for the Center’s grants and fellowships, click here.


The Center supports the publication of academic research in Israel Studies by UCLA and visiting faculty and scholars, including post-doctoral fellows and graduate student researchers. These include publications resulting from research grants or research conducted while affiliated with the Nazarian Center, as well as conference and symposia proceedings.

A list of publications supported by the Center may be found here.


The Center also sponsors conferences with scholars and policymakers that foster new perspectives on Israel and brings them to researchers, students and the greater Los Angeles community.

For more information about the Center’s past conferences, visit the conference archives section on the Resources page.