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    With generous support from the UCLA International Institute, the Asia Institute will lead a three-year initiative in collaboration with the Center for European and Eurasian Studies and the Center for Near Eastern Studies. Promoting the...
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    The National Heritage Language Resource Center is one of 15 Language Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Center's mission is to develop effective pedagogical approaches to teaching heritage language learners, first...
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    The African Studies Center at UCLA was established in 1959 to further stimulate the growing national interest in the region and to develop outreach, academic, and research programs on Africa. Increased national demand for new...
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    The Center for Argentina, Chile, and the Southern Cone is dedicated to promoting research on an important region of Latin America, comprised of multiple nations, that shares many characteristics with the United States: climate and...
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    UCLA established its Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies within the International Studies and Overseas Programs, the predecessor organization of the UCLA International Institute, in the fall of 1991. There were two central reasons for the...
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