The African Studies Center is an integral part of UCLA's International Institute. The Center was established in 1959 under the leadership of James Smoot Coleman to further stimulate the growing national interest in the region and to develop outreach and academic research programs on Africa. Increased national demand for new language and area skills soon led to its designation as a National Resource Center for African Studies. The Center is an Organized Research Unit that is a broadly based academic support and research program dedicated to the following activities:
Published: Thursday, August 02, 2012
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