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The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies is an Organized Research Unit of the University of California-San Diego. The Center is an interdisciplinary, multinational research and training program devoted to comparative work on international migration and refugee movements. Its primary missions are to conduct comparative (especially cross-national) and policy-oriented research, train academic researchers, students, and practitioners, and disseminate research conducted under its auspices to academics, policymakers, and NGOs through research seminars, conferences, publications, the internet, and the mass media. The Center is also committed to actively collaborating with other academic institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the local community.

CCIS is the only U.S. immigration research center that devotes most of its resources to the training and professional development of researchers and practitioners, through its Visiting Research Fellowship Program, Summer Institute on International Migration, and M.A. program in International Migration and Latin American Studies, and the Minor in International Migration Studies (offered in cooperation with Eleanor Roosevelt College). The Center has an active publications program consisting of monographs, anthologies, and working papers. It has built a global electronic network of more than 300 individual researchers and 30 research institutes in over 25 countries. Funding for CCIS is provided by the University of California and other foundations and agencies.

CCIS seeks to illuminate the U.S. immigration experience through systematic comparison with other countries of immigration, particularly in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The Center promotes comparative research in the following areas:

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CenterforComparative Immigration Studies
La Jolla CA
United States 92093-0510

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