Centre for Developing-Areas Studies (CDAS): The Centre for Developing Areas Studies was founded in 1963 as an interdisciplinary research centre based in the social sciences within the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. The centre encourages and coordinates student and faculty research on developing areas and development issues. It contributes to the international dialogue on development research through seminars, colloquia, publications and a documentation centre. Individuals and groups associated with the centre have established a tradition of involvement with visiting scholars, outside researchers, trade union groups, government policy-makers and grassroots organizations. The CDAS has come to be known internationally for its intellectual diversity and commitment to those deprived of the benefits of development.