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Our donors have expanded international opportunities for UCLA students. By giving to the UCLA International Institute, you can play a pivotal role in fostering the next generation of global thinkers and leaders. Your gift of any size has an immediate impact on the UCLA International Institute's centers and programs.

Image for Surprised UCLA donor receives royal honor at annual Dutch Studies Lecture
Surprised UCLA donor receives royal honor at annual Dutch Studies Lecture

In recognition of his service to the Dutch community in the U.S., Johannes van Tilburg was made a knight of a chivalric order of the Kingdom of The Netherlands on February 23.

Center for European and Russian Studies
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Min Zhou elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Zhou is prized as a professor who weaves her own experiences as an immigrant and mother of an Asian American child into her teaching. Her peers in sociology and migration studies recognize her as an accomplished scholar.

Asia Pacific Center
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PAI benefactor, Dr. Eric Esrailian, interviews with FOX LA

As part of Armenian History Month, Araksya Karapetyan of Good Day L.A. interviews PAI benefactor Dr. Eric Esrailian.

The Promise Armenian Institute
Image for Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies launches Irene Hirano Inouye Award
Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies launches Irene Hirano Inouye Award

The award will honor the life and work of the Japanese American businesswoman, who was the founding chair of the Terasaki Center board of advisors.

UCLA International Institute
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Generous gift will promote student research and public service in Africa

The newly established Dr. Elizabeth Woldemussie Centennial Global Health Fund at the UCLA African Studies Center will support UCLA students to travel to Africa to conduct health-centered research or an original intervention with a local community development agency.

African Studies Center
Image for Donors Gene and Sharon Chang share their enthusiasm for PKU-UCLA Joint Research Institute
Donors Gene and Sharon Chang share their enthusiasm for PKU-UCLA Joint Research Institute

A recent $1 million gift by the Changs will enable UCLA students to conduct research in science and engineering at Peking University.

Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering by Peking University and UCLA
Image for Gift creates scholarship endowment for popular JRI summer research program in China
Gift creates scholarship endowment for popular JRI summer research program in China

The endowment will enable one UCLA sciences and/or engineering undergraduate student to participate in a three-month research program in China.

Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering by Peking University and UCLA
Image for New endowment strengthens and diversifies Latin American Studies M.A. Program
New endowment strengthens and diversifies Latin American Studies M.A. Program

The Sandra Mabritto Memorial Fellowship Fund will provide permanent support for master's degree students in Latin American Studies at UCLA, laying the foundation for the program's sustainability.

Latin American Institute
Image for Donor builds trans-Pacific community of Chinese donors
Donor builds trans-Pacific community of Chinese donors

UCLA alumnus John Long is a successful businessman, Asian American community leader and philanthropist. One of his latest projects, the Global Chinese Philanthropy Initiative, works closely with the UCLA Asia Pacific Center. The two organizations are co-organizing a forum at Tsinghua University in late June.

Asia Pacific Center
Image for New fund honors former Vice Chancellor Elwin Svenson
New fund honors former Vice Chancellor Elwin Svenson

The new fund will support international programs, students studying abroad and faculty conducting international research, among other activities.

UCLA International Institute
Image for Kerr Family endows UCLA scholarship fund for Middle Eastern students
Kerr Family endows UCLA scholarship fund for Middle Eastern students

The Kerr Family Endowment will underwrite the tuition of students from the Middle East to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree in the humanities and/or social sciences at UCLA.

Center for Near Eastern Studies
Image for Generous donation by Julia Gouw bolsters UCLA Indonesian Studies Program
Generous donation by Julia Gouw bolsters UCLA Indonesian Studies Program

In addition to supporting lectures and conferences on Indonesia, the gift will underwrite research travel grants for UCLA undergraduate and graduate students.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Image for Y&S Nazarian Center gala raises close to $900,000
Y&S Nazarian Center gala raises close to $900,000

See short video clips from the center's fifth anniversary celebration with philanthropists Younes and Soraya Nazarian, actress Natalie Portman and Israeli novelist Amos Oz.

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
Image for UCLA alumnus gifts $900,000 to the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
UCLA alumnus gifts $900,000 to the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

Harry C. Sigman's gift will be invested in three endowment funds.

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
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Center for Brazilian Studies announces Lemann Fellows for 2014–15

The impressive roster of graduate students come from different regions of Brazil and are studying a broad array of disciplines.

Center for Brazilian Studies
Image for Terry Kramer shares his knowledge and enthusiasm with UCLA students
Terry Kramer shares his knowledge and enthusiasm with UCLA students

In what has become an annual event, Terry and Suzan Kramer met in late May with the recipients of the scholarship that they have created at the UCLA International Institute.

UCLA International Institute
Image for Robert Lemelson Foundation makes another generous contribution to Indonesian Studies at UCLA
Robert Lemelson Foundation makes another generous contribution to Indonesian Studies at UCLA

Thanks to the generous gift, the UCLA Indonesian Studies Program will be able to fund both travel expenses for graduate students in Indonesia and an intensive Indonesian-language program in the country this summer.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Image for New endowment allows UCLA students to attend the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
New endowment allows UCLA students to attend the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Sam Mudie and Patty Glaser Scholarship is intended to encourage students of diverse backgrounds to attend Hebrew University in Jerusalem for a semester or full year and gain first-hand knowledge about Israel and its citizens.

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
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A Model Concept to encourage new Scholars

The new Lemelson Anthropological Scholars Program will link faculty and students in relationships that create opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to conduct original field research.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Image for Graduate Fellowship, Scholars Honor Memory of Hans H. Baerwald
Graduate Fellowship, Scholars Honor Memory of Hans H. Baerwald

As the Center inaugurates the Hans H. Baerwald Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies, a veteran journalist and former UCLA Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan relations delivers a keynote on tensions in the alliance between the countries.

Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies
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UCLA Nazarian Center for Israel Studies Dedicated, Donors Honored

The event, which was attended by Jacob Dayan, Israel's consul general in Los Angeles, and Sherry Lansing, vice chair of the UC Board of Regents, honored the Iranian American couple whose foundation has donated a total of $5 million to create the new center.

Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
Image for Former Internee Offers Gift to Bring Two Nations Closer Together
Former Internee Offers Gift to Bring Two Nations Closer Together

More than 60 years after he left the camp behind, this emeritus UCLA professor, surgeon and researcher and his wife, Hisako, have donated $5 million to promote better understanding between Japan and America.

Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies

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