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Cindy Fan

Cindy Fan is UCLA’s Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement, and is the first woman and Asian American to hold that position. She is also Professor of Geography. As senior international officer, she promotes international collaboration, research and education, represents UCLA globally, and oversees the 27 interdisciplinary research centers and eight degree programs within the International Institute. She also leads the Global Goal of UCLA’s Strategic Plan. Dr. Fan received her BA and MPhil from respectively the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong and her PhD from the Ohio State University. Internationally known for her research on migration and split households, gender, and regional development in China, she has numerous publications including the pioneering book China on the Move. She has received recognitions including Distinguished Teaching and Scholar Awards, major research grants and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Bristol.