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The UCLA Program on Central Asia is led by the Asia Pacific Center and directed by Professor Domenico Ingenito (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures). The program promotes the interdisciplinary and interregional study of Central Asia, serving as an ‘intellectual crossroads’ at which scholars working on India, China, the Middle East and Europe can exchange ideas with visiting specialists on Central Asia itself to advance scholarship and understanding of the region. 

Program on Central Asia Steering Committee

Domenico Ingenito

Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures

Lamia Balafrej

Assistant Professor

Kevan Harris

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Nancy Levine

Professor, Department of Anthropology

Monica L. Smith

Professor, Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian Studies

Ronald Vroon

Professor and Chair, Slavic Languages & Literatures

Min Zhou

Professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies and Director, UCLA Asia Pacific Center