Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

Latin America is a complex cultural and historical region created by Spanish and Portuguese colonization in the New World and which encompasses territories and peoples from the southernmost tip of South America to the Caribbean Islands and the United States. As an area born out of a series of conquests, migrations, contacts and conflicts it…

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UCI Water-Energy Nexus Center

The UC Irvine Water-Energy Nexus Center promotes fundamental and applied research at the water-energy nexus in partnership with industry. Our research activities focus on all dimensions of power/energy use and efficiency in the water processing sector: extraction, treatment, conveyance, reclamation, and reuse. In each activity, our industrial partners are engaged in interacting with our students.…

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Long US-China Institute

The Long U.S.-China Institute is dedicated to studying contemporary Chinese society, politics, and culture by situating China in historical, global, and comparative perspective. In the interest of fostering bilateral engagement between China and the U.S., we support scholarship and events that facilitate mutual understanding and that highlight a diversity of voices and disciplinary approaches. We…

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UCI Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality

What causes moral behavior? Exploring this quintessential question at the heart of ethics is the goal of the UCI Interdisciplinary Center for the Scientific Study of Ethics and Morality. The Ethics Center was established in 2003 by a group of scholars interested in utilizing scientific research to yield insight on the origins and causes of morality. Center faculty come from social sciences, social ecology, humanities, biological sciences, and medicine. In creating the Ethics Center, faculty members…

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Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture

The Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture serves as an umbrella organization for various activities related to the study of Iran and the Persianate world at the University of California, Irvine. Dedicated to drawing on the strengths of the entire UC Irvine campus, the Center focuses on interdisciplinary research projects that bridge the…

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Newkirk Center for Science and Society

The Newkirk Center focuses on the interaction between science and society, including the role of society in the production of scientific knowledge and technological systems and artifacts and the effects of scientific knowledge on society. It seeks to explore and think critically about the process by which scientific information is communicated to the public and policy-makers. It fosters the use of science to enhance the environment, education, health care, public infrastructure, and justice. The Center carries out its mission…

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Epilepsy Research Center (EpiCenter)

The Epilepsy Research Center (EpiCenter) was founded in 2002 with the mission of promoting epilepsy-related research at UC Irvine. It is now home to leading epilepsy researchers from across disciplines, providing an “incubator” for productive collaborative basic and translational research.

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Center in Law, Society & Culture (CLSC)

Through workshops, colloquia, and support for interdisciplinary projects and activities, the Center works to generate new scholarship and disseminate knowledge to diverse audiences about issues related to: race, law and justice; law and literature; critical legal theory; law and space; legal philosophy and culture; globalization and migration; knowledge production; legal consciousness; law, science, and society;…

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Center for the Study of Cannabis

Established in 2018, the UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis is an interdisciplinary joint academic research venture by the School of Medicine and the School of Law. It is co-directed by Daniele Piomelli, Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, and Bob Solomon, Clinical Professor of Law. The center is multi-disciplinary research center whose mission is…

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Center for Organizational Research (COR)

The Center for Organizational Research (COR) facilitates research on organizations by connecting scholars from many different disciplines, providing a focal point and common meeting ground for scholars and practitioners, creating a venue for and financial support for developing collaborative research projects, and offering educational and financial resources for students.

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