UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
The Nazarian Pavillion
the Younes & Soraya Nazarian Distinguished Annual Lecture on Israel
The Nazarian Pavillion outdoor courtyard, which includes the adjacent indoor café, Literatea, serves as a welcoming location for students and the community to congregate. The Pavillion regularly hosts receptions, readings, musical performances, symposiums and other academic and cultural events.
The Nazarian Distinguished Annual Lecture on Israel focuses on the rich mosaic of Israeli cultural history. Through innovative and stimulating programs and international exchanges of artists and scholars, the Initiative brings the spirit of academic inquiry and collaboration, to bear on the fruits of Israel’s vibrant creativity and research. The Initiative fosters collaborations between USC and partner institutions in Israel and Southern California that explore the profound yearnings and diverse aspirations reflected in Israeli scholarship, literature, visual arts, film, dance, music, theater and architecture.