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The Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (ISSI) is an interdisciplinary research center formed in 2009 by merging the Survey Research Center and the Institute for the Study of Social Change. ISSI's research mandate is to focus on the wide array of issues that permeate public debate, politics, and policy throughout contemporary American society. Although much of the Institute's scholarship is focused on American society, international events and issues that impact American social life are also studied. The Institute is made up of multiple Centers that initiate multidisciplinary research projects on a range of topics related to social change, youth violence prevention, right-wing movements, and Latino policy. In addition to developing new research initiatives, the Centers provide training in new and innovative social science methodological tools, produce research monographs, sponsor colloquia and conferences, and collect and archive national, state and local data sets for public use.
ISSI's Center for Research on Social Change is a leader in interdisciplinary research on race, ethnicity, gender, and class in the United States. Your gift to the Friends of ISSI will support the Graduate Fellows Program, and will help to nurture a new generation of scholars in these critically important areas.
Your gift to the Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies will support both established scholars and graduate and undergraduate students who are engaged in new and vital research on right-wing movements on a wide range of geographical contexts.
Your gift to the Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues will support graduate and undergraduate students who are engaged in new and vital research on issues that affect Indian country.
The Indigenous Cultures and Languages Program provides six weeks of intensive Nahuatl language classes and cultural exchanges. Your donation will be used to pay travel expenses for Nahuatl instructors, so that classes may remain free and open to students and members of the public. This program is a collaboration between the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley student group Danza In Xochitl In Cuicatl and the community based groups Panquetzaliztli and Nahui-Ehecatl.
Your gift to the Kids First - David L. Kirp Prize supports this annual award to a UC Berkeley undergraduate who has developed innovative strategies to increase opportunities for children and youth or whose personal experience demonstrates a commitment to improving the future of children and youth.
Your gift to the Thomas I. Yamashita Prize supports this annual award to an outstanding young activist. The honoree’s work provides a solid foundation for social change and builds lasting bridges between the academy and the community.
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