The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC) is the central hub to four ethnic studies centers- American Indian Studies Center, Asian American Studies Center, Bunche Center for African American Studies, and Chicano Studies Research Center. Together, the IAC and the four centers work to increase understanding of the emerging social and cultural realities in America through innovative research, events, fellowships, scholarship, grants, and civic engagement. In 2019, the ​IAC and the centers will mark their historic 50th anniversary during UCLA's centennial​ year.


  • Innovative research
  • Events that promote awareness, diversity, advocacy and discussion of issues related to race and ethnicity
  • Fellowships and research grant programs
  • Scholarship and academic excellence
  • Civic engagement



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IAC's latest calendar of events through here 


Upcoming Events

Event StartEvent EndTitle
10/20/2019 12:00 PM 10/20/2019 2:00 PM Pilipino Alumni Association - Scholarship Brunch (Events)
10/24/2019 4:00 PM 10/24/2019 6:00 PM The Beadworkers: Stories by Beth Piatote (Events)
11/1/2019 2:00 PM 11/2/2019 2:30 PM 50th Anniversary! Research, Community Engagement & Policy Conference (Events)
11/2/2019 10:00 AM 11/2/2019 3:00 PM California Indian Heritage Center (CIHC) Project Workshop (Events)
11/15/2019 2:00 PM 11/15/2019 2:30 PM Critics, Writers, and Students Remember David Wong Louie (Events)
11/20/2019 3:00 PM 11/20/2019 5:00 PM 2019 IAC Fall Forum (Events)
12/2/2019 12:00 PM 12/2/2019 2:00 PM Mr. Purple documentary film (Events)

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