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  • Terasaki  Center for Japanese Studies
    UCLA established its Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies within the International Studies and Overseas Programs, the predecessor organization of the UCLA International Institute, in the fall of 1991. There were two central reasons for the...
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  • Interdepartmental Degree Programs
    Interdepartmental degrees offered through Institute centers allow students to focus on a particular area of study -- either a specific geographic area, or a global comparative and issue-oriented approach -- through a variety of disciplines.
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  • Center for Near Eastern Studies
    The Gustav E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies at UCLA encourages, coordinates and integrates instruction and research in the humanities and the social sciences, business, law, medicine and the media, and in all...
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  • Center for Mexican Studies
    The UCLA Center for Mexican Studies is dedicated to organizing and sponsoring graduate student and faculty research on Mexico, faculty and student exchanges with Mexican universities, and Mexico-related events at UCLA. The Center promotes collaborative...
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  • Center for European and Eurasian Studies
    As a US Department of Education, Title VI National Resource Center, The Center for European and Eurasian Studies (CEES) provides a pan-European perspective for scholars and students from a wide range of disciplines. Originally established...
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