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Working Groups 2003-2004

The Center for Comparative and Global Research (CCGR), housed under the auspices of UCLA’s International Institute, seeks proposals from members of the UCLA Academic Senate to convene one- or two-year Working Groups, to begin fall 2003.

Miriam Golden Email MiriamGolden

The primary purpose of CCGR Working Groups is to provide a setting for multidisciplinary dialogue among faculty who would otherwise not regularly interact.  CCGR is interested in sponsoring groups that will explore particular topics or problems and that will advance social science knowledge.  Topics may be international and/or comparative in their orientation, but should not be limited to single regions of the globe except with unusual justification. 

CCGR Working Groups typically have 10-20 members, and meet in daylong sessions on a quarterly basis for one or two academic years.  It is expected that Working Groups have a strong UCLA and UC-component, but conveners are free to invite those persons they deem most appropriate as participants.  Some advanced graduate students from UCLA and other UC campuses who are working in the area of the Group’s focus must be included.  Groups are convened by two social scientists from different disciplines.  Social science faculty who are located in professional schools are eligible to apply as conveners, as well to be included as participants.  Conveners are free to structure the meetings of their Groups as they deem most appropriate and useful.  Some possibilities include commentary and discussions of research papers by members, presentations of material by outside speakers, and open group discussion on the basis of working memos or briefs. 

For more information, see the CCGR website at, which also contains information on previous Working Groups sponsored by CCGR.  Questions may be directed to the CCGR Director, Professor Miriam Golden (, the CCGR Associate Director, Professor Jean-Laurent Rosenthal (  or the Chair of the CCGR Advisory Board, Professor William Summerhill (

Proposals are due no later than 5:00 pm PDT on April 1, 2003.  Electronic submissions are encouraged. 

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