Centers

AGI is a coming together of Area and Global centers and programs at UCSB. Learn more about these centers below.

 

Center for Middle East Studies

CMES is a research and outreach center, housed within the Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research (ISBER) at UC Santa Barbara. We develop and support programs that enhance public understanding of the Middle East and the interdisciplinary study of the Middle East. CMES affiliates have expertise in Middle Eastern history, politics, economics, religions, cultures and languages. Learn more here

 

East Asia Center

The East Asia Center (EAC) at the University of California, Santa Barbara promotes interdisciplinary research and cultural events on East Asia. It brings together UCSB faculty, students, and the wider local public with leading scholars and other creative individuals from other institutions in order to create a critical and nurturing community for the study of East Asia. EAC strives to collaborate with a range of departments, individuals and other units in the Humanities, Social Sciences and beyond that are invested in education and public understanding of East Asia. EAC invests in relationships between UCSB and the East Asian region as well as the academy and the public. EAC is housed within the Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research (ISBER) at UC Santa Barbara. Learn more here

 

Latin American and Iberian Studies Program

Latin American and Iberian Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara examines the people and cultures of Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries throughout the world. Such study encompasses not only Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, but also Angola, Mozambique, the Philippines, Macao, and the Chicano and Puerto Rican populations in the U.S. However, most students center their studies on Latin America. Learn more here

 

Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies

Our mission is to bring together active members of the public and scholars from across campus to address high-stakes issues of global concern. The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies is launching a new and expanded vision, building an energized set of partnerships, and expanding its highly skilled coordinating team to bring the best of UCSB’s research skills, undergraduate pedagogy, and public education skills to address high-stakes issues of global concern. The Center seeks to expand and enhance UCSB collaborations with partners around the world on practical and policy questions of global scope, and to generate findings that can be useful to a range of actors and institutions. We approach our mission by recognizing distinct types of knowledge and seeking mutual benefits from collaboration across these differences. Through these activities, the Center works with campus partners to forge collaboration among all those who work in global, international, and area studies, engaging publics and communities in novel ways. Learn more here