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.
“I love the energy that students bring to the classroom and campus. They challenge me to see the world through their eyes, and I learn so much from them,” says Jung-Kim, who teaches for both the Internaitonal Institute and the department of Asian languages and cultures.
The UCLA scholar will work in the institute's Globalization and Geopolitics Program and continue his research on a new concept of the Red Sea as a coherent world region.
Geoffrey Robinson, professor of history at UCLA, recounts George Kahin's support and mentorship throughout his research and what it means to receive the George McT. Kahin prize.
Following his translation of Chinese author Fang Fang's "Wuhan Diary" into English, Michael Berry has received an NEA fellowship that will support the translation of her novel, "A Soft Burial."
Cong, Volgenau Professor for Engineering Excellence and distinguished professor of computer science at UCLA, was one of four Bruin faculty named NAI fellows in 2020.
Drawing students from around the world, the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies held its third annual Undergraduate Scholars Conference in Israel Studies on June 15. Students presented research on a wide range of subjects, including the recent conflict in the Middle East, Israeli politics, foreign policy, society, and culture.
International Development Studies students received academic and activist awards, and a Global Studies senior has been accepted into a UCLA doctoral program.
Catherine Crooke, a talented Ph.D. student in sociology, is thriving at UCLA with the support of peers and mentors at the Center for the Study of International Migration.
Looking back at the IDS program, Katherine says, “It has enriched my understanding of what is going on in the world and how the past (e.g., colonial legacies such as racism) can affect our current global situation.”
Despite a tough first quarter in Russian Flagship Program, graduating senior Joseph Matveyenko quickly aquired superior language skills that helped him conduct impressive undergraduate research. He will intern online with the U.S. State Department this summer and attend a Russian-language program in Kazakhstan next year.