SUBJECT: || Director of the Institute for International, Comparative, and|
| Area Studies (IICAS)|
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Gershon Shafir as the
Director of the Institute for International, Comparative, and Area
Studies. Professor Shafir is a Professor of Sociology and has been
affiliated with the Institute since its inception in 2001. Professor
Shafir brings to the directorship a strong record of scholarship and
service to the University community.
Professor Shafir’s interests in critical issues in international and
comparative studies make him well positioned to foster collaborative research and coordination on such topics in the Social Sciences and
Humanities as human rights and international norms; globalization;
violence, international terrorism, and genocide; international political
economy and development; global migration; and international gender
issues and movements. Professor Shafir is committed to strengthening
UCSD’s international character and reputation by enhancing both our
research and our education programs.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Interim Director William
Chandler for his service to the campus as director while a search for a
new director was conducted.
Please join me in welcoming Professor Shafir as the next Director of the
Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies.
Vice Chancellor for Research