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The Central American Research and Policy Institute (CARPI) was established in the Fall of 2001.

CARPI is the result of diligent efforts by CSUN students, CAS faculty, and Central American community organizations for the purpose of developing research, policy and knowledge supporting the socioeconomic, cultural and civic development of the transnational Central American community.

In addition, CARPI works towards the establishment of an ongoing relationship with other entities in the United States and Central America.

Policy development and academic research include issues of common concern such as immigration, civil society, economic development, and cultural identity of Central Americans. Read more about CARPI