Entries by

Watch: Conflict and Cohesion – A Test of Shared Society in Israel

View a recording of the event below. Over this past week, we’ve watched the escalation of hostilities between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza, resulting in terrible loss of life, disruption, and destruction. At the same time, civil unrest has emerged primarily in Israel’s more diverse cities, uncovering deeply-rooted anger, inequities, fear and trauma. Many […]

Watch: The Latest Archaeological Excavations in Jerusalem – Digging in a Glass House

View a recording of the event below. Join Tel Aviv University Professor Yuval Gadot (lead archaeologist at the “City of David” and head of the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures) and UC San Diego Professor Tom Levy (Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands) for an in depth discussion of the excavation’s latest […]

Watch: Jerusalem Live! Modern Dance Performance, Followed by “Talk” with the Artist and Choreographer

View a recording of the event below. “Premier” Israeli Dance Performance “Premier” is a solo dance choreographed by Elad Schechter, founder and principal choreographer of c.a.t.a.m.o.n., for Rand Zeid Taha, a Jerusalem born Palestinian dancer. This interreligious and intercultural dialogue through dance negotiates the sociopolitical tensions and rifts evoked by east/west Jerusalem through the expressive […]

Oscar Nomination Win For MGSDII Emerging Filmmaker!

Dear Friends of the MGSDII, Film has the ability to cross cultural divides, create dialogue, and inspire connections. Israel has developed a flourishing film industry, with movies competing in international film festivals and winning numerous awards. Over the last three years, the MGSDII has partnered with the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival to support an emerging […]

MGSDII Partners with UC Berkeley for Global Internship Program in Israel

UC Berkeley’s Global Internship Program in Israel is launching in a virtual context this summer. It is open to students from all colleges and universities (for 3 credit units). The Global Internship Program in Israel allows students to gain first-hand knowledge, academic credits (3 units), language skills and international work experience through a virtual learning […]

Watch: Israel’s Space Innovation and Education with CEO of the Ramon Foundation, Ran Livne

View the recording of the event by clicking HERE. This academic year, Professor Haim Suchowski (Tel Aviv University) and Professor Frank Jacobitz (University of San Diego) are co-teaching a course titled “Innovations in Israel” via Zoom. The course connects students and professors in Israel and San Diego using examples of Israeli innovation as a springboard […]

Watch: “Here We Are” Director’s Talk with Nir Bergman

View the recording of the event below. Join filmmaker Nir Bergman for an exclusive talk and Q&A about his latest film, “Here We Are.” Bergman is one of Israel’s leading film and TV writers/directors, including one of the creators of HBO’s “In Treatment.”  Two years ago, he was a MGSDII visiting artist at SDSU.   […]

Watch: San Diego Sneak Preview of “Our Natural Right”

View the recording of the event below. David Ben Gurion reading the Declaration of Independence of Israel Yulie Cohen, director of “Our Natural Right” Nitzan Kahana, women’s rights activist, lawyer, and granddaughter of Rabbi Kalman Professor Yoram Shacher, former Dean of the Harry Radzyner Law School at the IDC Herzliya “Our Natural Right” | Over seven […]