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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.

Faculty

  • Image for Fellow scholars deliver affectionate tribute to Gregory Schopen

    Fellow scholars deliver affectionate tribute to Gregory Schopen

    Gregory Schopen, a groundbreaking scholar of early Indian Buddhism, retired from UCLA at the end of June after 20 years at the university.

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    Kevin Terraciano to publish two new books

    Two new volumes edited by the Latin American Institute director come out this summer. Both address, in whole or in part, Mesoamerican culture and the Florentine Codex.

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    Institute teams with WTCLA on new report

    "Foreign Direct Investment in Southern California, 2019" documents a 3 percent decline in jobs related to foreign-owned businesses in the region. The newly published report is a partnership between the World Trade Center Los Angeles and the UCLA International Institute.

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    Building Korean Studies into a thriving field

    The immense contributions of UCLA historian John Duncan to the Korean Studies field will be celebrated at a workshop on May 24. Duncan retires from UCLA in late June.

  • Image for Language as a product of the human mind

    Language as a product of the human mind

    Linguist Harold Torrence, chair of the African Studies M.A. Program, teaches a field methods class every year in which he and his UCLA students work on a language none of them has ever studied before.


Students

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    Sixth annual Going Global research conference

    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.

  • Image for B.A. just the starting point for these graduating seniors

    B.A. just the starting point for these graduating seniors

    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.

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    Researching renewable energy in Jakarta and Los Angeles

    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.

  • Image for CSEAS undergrad publishes article

    CSEAS undergrad publishes article

    After spending a summer in Jakarta on a Indonesian Studies Travel Grant, Tassaya Charupatanapongse recently published a paper with the UCLA Undergraduate Research Journal.