Build an outstanding group of faculty in the social sciences, the humanities and the professional schools at UCLA, and at other campuses in Southern California.
Facilitate cutting-edge research about Southeast Asia, by providing excellent research facilities, fellowships, administrative support, and opportunities to present and publish new work
Develop a Southeast Asian language program that can serve the needs of Southern California, and provide national leadership in the way languages are taught and studied.
Build coherent programs of study, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, which include intensive language training and direct experience in Southeast Asia
Expand and improve educational resources related to Southeast Asia by conducting teacher training seminars, and promoting new pedagogical methods and technologies
Build partnerships with, and encourage meaningful exchanges among, academic institutions, community organizations, and individuals with an interest in Southeast Asia