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The International Institute and its affiliated centers and programs promote multidisciplinary research and provide platforms, such as conferences and publications, for the dissemination of research findings.

Faculty

  • Image for Karen Nielsen co-authors new Zika study

    Karen Nielsen co-authors new Zika study

    Nov. 12, 2018. The New England Journal of Medicine published a study showing 15 percent of babies exposed to Zika in utero in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, developed severe abnormalities. The collaborative research study was co-authored by Nielsen, former director of Center for Brazilian Studies, and a team of M.D.s and Ph.Ds. from Brazil and the United States.

  • Image for Veronica Cortinez publishes new book

    Veronica Cortinez publishes new book

    The edited volume explores the cinematography of Chilean filmmaker Raúl Ruiz.

  • Image for Kevan Harris wins two prestigious book awards

    Kevan Harris wins two prestigious book awards

    “A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran” has won both the Nikki Keddie Book Award and the Middle East Political Economy Book Prize.

  • Image for Laure Murat roils the #MeToo debate in France

    Laure Murat roils the #MeToo debate in France

    In a new book, UCLA's Laure Murat dismisses the current discussion of #MeToo in France as a polemical misdirection and instead calls for a genuine debate on the issues of sexual harassment and assault in the country.

  • Image for Min Zhou comes full circle as a sociologist of diaspora communities

    Min Zhou comes full circle as a sociologist of diaspora communities

    Min Zhou became a sociologist and scholar of Asian America by happenstance, her life coming to mirror the subject of her scholarly research. The Asia Pacific Center director's current projects bring a transnational perspective to bear on her lifelong interest in migration studies and Asian diasporic communities.

  • Image for Using interdisciplinary research to complicate the argument

    Using interdisciplinary research to complicate the argument

    Ali Behdad, the new director of CNES, aims to promote collaborative interdisciplinary research that advances knowledge of the complex history, culture and traditions of the Middle East.

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