The Center currently sponsors three Working Groups:
The main vehicles that currently characterize the Center's mission and activities are Working Groups. These groups are organized around relatively specific themes, issues or problems in the social sciences.
Two conveners, drawn from two different disciplines, administer each Working Group. Working Groups normally include ten to a maximum of twenty members, of which one-quarter to one-half are (typically advanced) graduate students. Members may be drawn from any college or university in California. Each Group's composition is at the discretion of its conveners.
Although Groups are by definition multidisciplinary, no premium is put on including persons from many disciplines. Rather, the disciplinary structure of each Group appropriately reflects its intellectual and research agenda. The main criterion for the establishment of a Working Group is that it brings together scholars who otherwise would not have a setting for regular intellectual exchange.
Working Groups ordinarily meet in daylong sessions once a quarter, on the UCLA campus.
The Center’s Advisory Board selects Working Groups at its winter meeting on the basis of an open competition. Groups are usually funded for two years.
For more information, please contact the Center Director, Miriam Golden (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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