Upcoming Events

Oct 22, 2014 1:00 PM, Avery Hall, Columbia University

Building a Sustainable and Resilient Society: The Role of Chilean Academia in a Context of Transform

Speaker: Roberto Moris, National Research Centre for Integrated Natural Disaster Management

The Latin Lab Brown Bag Series (LBS) are happenings where international scholars introduce issues on Latin American spatial practices.

Oct 22, 2014 6:00 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Favela: Four Decades of Living on the Edge in Rio de Janeiro

SpeakerJanice Perlman, Founder & President, Mega-Cities Project

Janice Perlman wrote the first in-depth account of life in the favelas, one of the most important works in global urban studies in the last 30 years. In Favela, Perlman carries that story forward to the present. Re-interviewing many longtime favela residents whom she had first met in 1969--as well as their children and grandchildren.This session is part of the course of Political, Social, and Economic Development in Brazil (instructor Sidney N. Nakahodo)


Oct 24, 2014 12:10 PM, 457 Schermerhorn Extension

A Long Strange Trip: Latin America's Global Drugs

Speaker: Paul Gootenberg, Stony Brook Univeristy 

This event is part of the Americas South Seminar: Dominant, Residual, and Emergent Political Forms.

Oct 27, 2014 4:30 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Mexican Mondays

Join us for the next Mexican Mondays meeting, a series hosted by the Center for Mexican Studies and the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures to discuss new publications, current affairs, and more.

October 27: Carmen Boullosa, “Defensa imaginaria de una Texas imaginada”

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MA in Latin American Studies

MA in Latin American Studies

The online application for Spring 2015 admissions is now open until November 3, 2014.

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Center for Mexican Studies at Columbia

Center for Mexican Studies at Columbia

The first of its kind in an Ivy League University. Professor Claudio Lomnitz, Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology is the Director of the Center.

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K-12 Outreach

The ILAS K-12 Outreach Program strives to enhance the professional capacity of teachers in a multicultural NYC environment.  More...



Undergraduate Major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

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