Students and faculty participate in the activities of research units and centers that are affiliated with the PPD department, including:
Center for Unconventional Security Affairs
The Center for Unconventional Security Affairs (CUSA) was established in 2003 at the University of California, Irvine as the hub of a global network that undertakes research, education and public service activities on an emerging set of unconventional, transnational and human security issues including environmental change, global criminal and terrorist networks, and infectious disease.
Community Outreach Partnership Center
The Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) builds bridges between UCI and the local community by engaging UCI faculty and students in addressing community priorities. COPC supports research, teaching, and outreach projects that focus on demographic change and its impacts for communities.