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Division of International Comparative and Area Studies

Director: Andrew Walder

Advisory Committee: Keith Baker (History), Judith Goldstein (Political Science), Robert Gregg (Religious Studies), Stephen Haber (Political Science), Nicholas Hope (Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research), Ian Morris (Classics)

Directors' Committee: Keith Baker (History), Carl Bielefeldt (Religious Studies), Philippe Buc (History), John Dunlop (Hoover Institution), Charlotte Fonrobert (Religious Studies), Robert Gregg (Religious Studies), Linda Hess (Religious Studies), Herbert Klein (History), Anjini Kochar (Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research), Abbas Milani (Hoover), Richard Roberts (History), Aron Rodrigue (History), Kenneth Schultz (Political Science), Vered Shemtov (Language Center), Stephen J. Stedman (Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies), Chao Fen Sun (Asian Languages), Andrew Walder (Sociology), Amir Weiner (History)

Division Office: Encina Hall West, second floor

Mail Code: 94305-6045

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The Division of International Comparative and Area Studies (ICA) supports research and teaching in the cultures and societies of the world, and studies the problems facing developing societies as they seek to end their poverty and social and economic inequalities. ICA promotes new centers of teaching excellence in traditional areas of historical and cultural concerns, as well as promoting interdisciplinary activities related to developing new ideas for dealing with fundamental issues of justice, equality, and growth within nation states, cultures, and regions.

The Division of International Comparative and Area Studies is comprised of research centers, degree granting programs, and religion and cultural centers: Center for African Studies*; Center for East Asian Studies*; Center for Latin American Studies*; France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies; Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies*; Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies*; International Relations*; Mediterranean Studies Forum; Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies; Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford University; Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies; Taube Center for Jewish Studies*; Center for European Studies; and the Center for South Asian Studies. Degree granting programs are denoted with an asterisk (*); the Taube Center for Jewish Studies oversees an Individually Designed Major.

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