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Posted Jan 30, 2014

New Book by Associate Professor Regina Cortina is Published

Regina Cortina is Associate Professor of Education in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her current research explores European aid to education in Latin America and its strategic importance for the field of international and comparative education. Dr Cortina studies the role of education in international development and poverty reduction, particularly focusing on ways in which greater opportunities can be created for marginalized groups.Her new book is called "The Education of Indigenous Citizens in Latin America"

Posted Nov 09, 2013

ILAS launches Center for Mexican Studies

Posted Sep 26, 2013

ILAS welcomes new visiting faculty

Posted Jul 01, 2013

Former Tinker Visiting Professor Gabriel Negretto publishes a book on constitutional change

Posted Jul 01, 2013

ILAS Welcomes New Director and Director of Graduate Studies

The Institute of Latin American Studies welcomes the new Director  Jose Moya and the new Director of Graduate Studies Gustavo S. Azenha. 

Upcoming Events

Apr 21, 2014 1:00 PM, 115 Avery Hall, Columbia University

Periurban is a Place? Working on the Edges of Mexico City and Ixtepec

Speaker: Lynnette Widder, The Earth Institute


Apr 21, 2014 4:00 PM,

Mexican Mondays

Join us for the next Mexican Mondays meeting, a new 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.

Professor emerita Jean Franco will speak about “Biseccionado: Cultural consequences of a militarized border.” Her talk focuses on the shift in Mexican culture, formerly centered in Mexico City. She will document the growing importance of culture on the border, especially in Tijuana and its focus on the drug trade and on the specificity of border culture.



Apr 21, 2014 7:30 PM, Altschul Auditorium, 417 IAB

What is Happening in Venezuela? Student Movements, Protest & State Action

A public discussion with: 

Juan Requesens & Yeiker Guerra, Student Leaders
Ernesto Rangel, Documentary Producer
Daniel Wilkinson, Human Rights Watch
Jose Moya, Director, FOM and IL AS


Apr 22, 2014 6:10 PM, 457 Schermerhorn

Americas South Seminar: Dominant, Residual, and Emergent Political Forms

Speaker: Daniella Gandolfo, Wesleyan University 

Discussant: Julia Fierman, Columbia University

A Day in 'The Pit' (Lima, Peru)


Apr 23, 2014 3:31 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Elections in Brazil

Speaker: Paulo Sotero, Director of theBrazil Instituteof the Wilson center

Description: The reelection of President Dilma Rousseff seemed like a done deal a few months ago. The outcome became less clear after the wave of protests started in 2013. In this session we will discuss the changes ahead of the electoral race and the foreseeable challenges to the upcoming administration.This event is part of the course of Political, Social, and Economic Development of Brazil (Instructor: Sidney Nakahodo)