Chile-University of California Partnership

Chile-California Program on Human Capital Development @ UCLA

UCLA has longstanding research relationships and partnerships with Chilean institutions in fields ranging from medicine and management to archaeology and literary and film studies. Distinguished Chileans such as economist and novelist Sebastián Edwards and literary and film scholar Verónica Cortínez sit on the faculty with others who have worked on Chile or with Chilean colleagues over the years. To mention only a few, sociologist Maurice Zeitlin is the author of The Civil Wars in Chile (or the bourgeois revolutions that never were); economist Arnold C. Harberger has trained several Chileans who now hold government and private sector positions in their country; management professor Charles Corbett has taught at the Universidad Católica in Santiago; and materials science and engineering professor Ioanna Kakoulli has worked on the preservation of archaeological materials in the Trapacá Valley, where UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology has active research interests.

UCLA has longstanding research relationships and partnerships with Chilean institutions in fields ranging from medicine and management to archaeology and literary and film studies. Distinguished Chileans such as economist and novelist Sebastián Edwards and literary and film scholar Verónica Cortínez sit on the faculty with others who have worked on Chile or with Chilean colleagues over the years. To mention only a few, sociologist Maurice Zeitlin is the author of The Civil Wars in Chile (or the bourgeois revolutions that never were); economist Arnold C. Harberger has trained several Chileans who now hold government and private sector positions in their country; management professor Charles Corbett has taught at the Universidad Católica in Santiago; and materials science and engineering professor Ioanna Kakoulli has worked on the preservation of archaeological materials in the Trapacá Valley, where UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology has active research interests. Through a broad array of departments, professional schools, and specialized research centers, UCLA is in the forefront of research and teaching in areas such as biotechnology, information and communication technologies, environmental issues, public and community health, medicine, education, urban planning and housing policy, and public affairs. Its active relationships with Chilean universities include several between faculty in the UCLA School of Medicine and sister institutions in Chile, along with many others. Even UCLA's Center for Korean Studies is engaged in collaborative efforts with colleagues at the Universidad de Chile, the Universidad Católica, and the Universidad Diego Portales. To complement these activities, the UCLA Latin American Institute and its affiliated Center for Argentina, Chile and the Southern Cone carry on important academic and public dialogues about Chile and its neighbors, hosting numerous international visitors. Such broad engagement at UCLA with Chilean institutions and Chilean concerns will facilitate the development of more specific collaborative projects designed to strengthen human capital development and fulfill the objectives of the UC-Chile agreement.