Promoting social change and inspiring the next generation of leaders with research.
The UCI Blum Center for Poverty Alleviation believes in bringing together the expertise and exceptional research abilities found at this world-class university with the passion and energy of the students who form the leaders of tomorrow. We collaborate across disciplines with students, faculty and practitioners to rigorously explore systemic, geopolitical, technological and climate forces affecting poverty.
We’re passionate about our areas of expertise — the science and practice of compassion, the co-production of advanced computational modeling to mitigate flood risk, and the impacts of human trafficking and modern slavery — as well as our global partnerships addressing environmental peacebuilding and planetary health.
Latest News & Research
In the News: Brett Sanders on Local Coastal Erosion for LA Times
Last week, Blum Center coastal flood and erosion researcher Brett Sanders offered insight in a Los Angeles Times article on recent destruction in Orange County. In the context of recent and potential coastal erosion in San Clemente, Sanders spoke on the various...
UCI Magazine Provides Deep Dive on Blum Center Flood Research
Flood research conducted by Blum Center researchers was featured on the cover of UCI Magazine's Winter edition. The feature, "Flood Watchers", discusses the shift from drought to severe flooding, the role of climate change in recent and future storms, and the renewed...
In the News: Blum Center Flood Research Overflows in the Media
April showers certainly brought many beautiful May flowers...but they also brought attention to flood risks in California, particularly coastal Southern California. With talk of atmospheric rivers, a phrase becoming a part of every Californian's vernacular, worries of...
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