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The major on Latin American and Caribbean Studies stresses knowledge of a dynamic, historically deep and extensive region, but it also focuses on social, political and cultural phenomena that transcend physical boundaries. The major thus reflects multidisciplinary dialogues that are transnational yet remain anchored in the common historical experience of Latin American societies. Thanks to the broad range of courses on Latin America offered in different departments of instruction and centers at Columbia, the major provides a multidisciplinary training on politics, history, culture, economy and society.

The Institute of Latin American Studies coordinates the major and offers access to research support, study abroad options, and linkages and credits toward the MA program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Please see here for details.

Announcing the 2013 Columbia University Global Scholars Program Summer Research Workshop

The 2013 Columbia University Global Scholars Program Summer Research Workshop offers Columbia University undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct comparative social science research in Beijing, China, and Santiago, Chile, under the guidance of Columbia faculty.

The 2013 program will focus on the theme of “Pathways to Development.” Students will explore how politics, economics, labor, and other transnational issues influence development in real-world settings through visits with the government, the business sector, and organizations and individuals involved in urban and rural labor. Upon return, students will take a capstone seminar based on their summer research experience and will conduct in-depth, comparative analysis focusing on various aspects of development in Asia and South America.

Program Dates: June 9 - July 21

For questions and inquiries, please contact the Student Affairs Officer at WEAI, Kim Palumbarit at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)