"The geographical position of the UAE, the institute director Salah M. Hassan noted, makes it a natural site from which to understand the crossroads of migration and trade that traverse the Arabian Sea.
'This area has had a host of different types of population mixing and linkages with Africa,' says the scholar, who is also a professor at Cornell University. 'One of the major assets of this institute is that it will be exploring lesser-known diasporas of the Indian Ocean, in addition to those across the Atlantic, which is very well known.'”
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