Research & Awards
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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.
A symposium on a new book by Roger Waldinger and two former students is featured in the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies.
A quantitative scholar of international relations, Eric Min joined UCLA in fall 2018. He begins teaching “Globalization: Governance and Conflict,” a core course in the Global Studies program, in winter quarter 2020.
Vice Provost Cindy Fan is a geographer — a field that took her on her first trips abroad from Hong Kong during her undergraduate studies. She was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bristol in the U.K.
MacDonald is one of 93 new fellows named to the RSC Academies of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Science.
Gregory Schopen, a groundbreaking scholar of early Indian Buddhism, retired from UCLA at the end of June after 20 years at the university.
Tyler Yamin conducts his PhD fieldwork on the auditory dimensions of gibbon conservation by interacting with this endangered species of apes at sites in California and Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Some 25 graduate and 6 undergraduate students presented research papers at the UCLA International Institute's "Global Justice, Equity, and Empowerment: Understanding and Enacting Social Change" conference, held April 19, 2019 in Ackerman Union.
Kyilah Terry (B.A., European Studies 2019) is headed to graduate school this fall, while Maria Amaya Morfin (B.A., International Development Studies 2019) is currently preparing for the GRE and grad school applications.
Sean Kennedy (UCLA 2018 Ph.D.) credits his success to support he received from both the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Asia Pacific Center, including four FLAS grants to study Indonesian.
After spending a summer in Jakarta on a Indonesian Studies Travel Grant, Tassaya Charupatanapongse recently published a paper with the UCLA Undergraduate Research Journal.
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