Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies

Published: December 12, 2016

The Academy for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic Studies was founded to promote, through academic as well as lay discourse and education, greater understanding of the interrelations and commonality among the three monotheistic religions stemming from a common religious  heritage.  Its mission is the advancement of dialogue among Jews, Christians and Muslims; the conduct of research…

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University Religious Conference at UCLA

Published: December 12, 2016

The URC at UCLA is the oldest continuing interfaith organization in Los Angeles, dating from 1928. Our members are comprised of a diverse group of campus chaplaincies, religiously affiliated institutions, and community service organizations. From our office just off campus at Hilgard and Westholme, the URC serves the UCLA community – students, faculty, alumni, friends,…

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UCLA International Institute

Published: December 12, 2016

The UCLA International Institute educates students, supports scholarship on the world at UCLA and serves as a campus and community resource. With a history dating back to 1958, the Institute is the central hub for global and area studies on campus. Its more than 25 centers and programs support innovative multidisciplinary research on specific world…

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UCLA Center for Liberal Arts and Free Institutions

Published: December 12, 2016

LAFI’s purpose is to study the great works and achievements of Western and other civilizations, with particular emphasis on the foundations of free institutions. Through undergraduate course offerings and public events, CLAFI serves UCLA students and faculty as well as the general public community.

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UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

Published: December 12, 2016

The Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies promotes the study of the history, culture and society of Israel as a modern Jewish and democratic state. It sponsors courses for students of all backgrounds, conducts innovative research and brings leading scholars, policymakers and artists to UCLA for public programs and performances. Originally founded in…

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UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies

Published: December 12, 2016

For over half a century, the Center for Near Eastern Studies has promoted interdisciplinary study of the Middle East at UCLA and beyond, raising public awareness of the region’s diverse peoples and cultures and their relevance to today’s world.

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UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures

Published: December 12, 2016

Defined by a dynamic blend of theory and practice, World Arts and Cultures/Dance (WACD) is led by a renowned faculty of scholars, activists, curators, filmmakers, and choreographers dedicated to critical cross-cultural analysis and art-making. Our department is the place to make dances, explore digital media, curate exhibitions, become an arts activist, and develop scholarly expertise…

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UCLA Asia Pacific Center

Published: December 12, 2016

The Asia Pacific Center (APC), formerly the Asia Institute, is dedicated to advancing the study of Asia and the Pacific region in a global context. Its programs cover East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Central Asia with a broad focus on the economic, political, historical, social and cultural dynamics in and beyond Asia. The…

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UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Published: December 12, 2016

The Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) department sees as its mission the scholarly discovery, interpretation, dissemination, and preservation of the history, practices, and conceptual categories originally from the Near Eastern region, the cradle of human civilization, created over a period of more than 10,000 years and continuing as a font of human innovation and…

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