Research & Hubs

Orfalea Center Research Hubs



To advance the Center’s mandate of facilitating global studies research at UCSB, the Orfalea Center supports new research initiatives that focus on global and transnational themes and issues, and continues to reach out to researchers across the campus for potential collaboration. See the links to recent projects and current major project hubs at left.

Governing for Revolution

Abstract: Why do some rebel groups undertake costly, intensive governance projects that trigger resistance and violence, undermine their legitimacy, strengthen rival rebel groups, and even

North Korea and Myanmar: Divergent Paths

The stories of North Korea and Myanmar (Burma) are two of Asia’s most difficult. For decades they were infamous as the region’s most militarized and