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    As U.S. ties with Asia become increasingly important and as East and Southeast Asian immigrants, many of whom are practicing Buddhists, come to rival other minorities in size and influence, the need grows for specialists...
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    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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    With generous support from the UCLA International Institute, the Asia Institute will lead a three-year initiative in collaboration with the Center for European and Eurasian Studies and the Center for Near Eastern Studies. Promoting the...
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