Congratulations Class of 2020!

 Congratulations  

The UCLA International Institute stands in solidarity with African Americans, people of color and all who are direct and indirect victims of systemic racism, discrimination, inequity and injustice.

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others — and the disproportionate number of deaths among Blacks due to Covid-19 — are vivid reminders that deep-rooted and structural flaws in our society do not just threaten the life chances, but take the lives, of our fellow citizens. This is horrifying, unjust and violates the fundamental values that make us human. Racism is global, as witnessed in the marches that have taken place worldwide in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

The UCLA International Institute pledges to continue to promote research, education and service that strive for a more equitable, diverse, inclusive and just world, and we pledge to care about peoples near and far with kindness and compassion.

Graduates of the International Institute Class of 2020, we are proud of each and every one of you and confident that you will use your education to confront these difficult issues, restore hope and build a better society.
 
Please find the International Institute’s EDI Committee Statement on Black Lives Matter here.
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Prof. C. Cindy Fan

Vice Provost for International Studies & Global Engagement

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Prof. Chris Erickson

Senior Associate Vice Provost & Director of the Institute

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Katya B. Daniel

2020 Commencement Speaker

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Prof. Harold Torrence

Chair of African Studies

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Prof. William Marotti

Chair of East Asian Studies

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Prof. Bonnie Taub

Chair of Latin American Studies

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Prof. Michael Thies

Chair of Global Studies

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Prof. Michael Thies

Chair of International & Area Studies

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Prof. Michael Lofchie

Chair of Intl. Development Studies

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Prof. Abraham Adhanom

Faculty

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Prof. Robin Derby

Faculty

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Prof. Jennifer Jung-Kim

Faculty

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Prof. Steve Zipperstein

Faculty

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Sandy Valdivieso & Karen Quintanilla

Academic Counselors

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Magda Yamamoto & Katie Osterkamp

Academic Counselors

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 Institute Awards 

International Institute
Excellence in
Leadership Recognition

Kavya Gupta Kitty Hu Zhenye (Ryan) Pan Sahej Verma

International
Development Studies
- Academic Award

Viola Chow Danielle Moors Lia Cohen (Honorable Mention)
Madison Zeeman (Honorable Mention)

 

International
Development Studies
- Activist Award

Nam Sik Yoo Asha Kadakia (Honorable Mention)
Olivia Hansen (Honorable Mention)

 

 Presenting the International Institute Class of 2020 

 Class of 2020 

Departmental Scholar
Departmental Honors
Departmental Highest Honors

African Studies MA

African and Middle Eastern Studies


International Development Studies

 Let's Celebrate! 

Class of 2020 Photos

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UCLA International Institute - Class of 2020

Congratulations, once again, to our 2020 Graduates!