It is with much excitement that we announce the upcoming launch of the new Global Migration Center!
Our proposal was selected to be one of four new IMPACT Centers on campus. The newly established IMPACT (Inter & Multidisciplinary Program to Accelerate Convergence & Translation) program was designed by the Office of Research to help support the “launch and operations of multidisciplinary centers with innovative research in topical areas expected to remain vibrant for 10 years or more.” We commend this initiative to bring to UC Davis visionary ideas to tackle important and pressing societal challenges.
The 21st Century Global Migration Center’s launch will bring together what is now the Migration Research Cluster and the Mellon Initiative in Comparative Border Studies, along with serval other centers and scholars on campus who are engaged in research and translation in the area of international migrations. It will include 25 faculty from fourteen departments, spanning four different schools and, its activity will involve research and training for many UC Davis graduate and undergraduate students.
The center will be a world leader in research, policy analysis and translational activities focused on vulnerable migrants, refugees, at risk migrants and in understanding the forces and the impact of large mass migration phenomena in California, the US, and the World.
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