Institute of Latin American Studies – ILAS Weekly Digest: November 20, 2017


United Nations Summer Study
Deadline: February 16, 2018

You want to work for social justice at the global level but most United Nations study programs take you sightseeing. Do you want just a cursory tour or do you want to immerse yourself in international affairs?

The United Nations Summer Study (UNSS) program, offered by The New School’s Graduate Program in International Affairs, puts graduate and undergraduate students on the ground in the United Nations and in New York City. Unlike other UN study programs, UNSS takes you beyond a narrow focus on security and diplomacy to investigate development, human rights, humanitarian action, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, environmental, and reform issues. UNSS course work prepares you to understand and engage with contemporary issues, policies, and debates in international affairs. UNSS practicums, not found in any other UN summer program, enable you to gain hands-on experience in the UN system.

UNSS Application Deadline: February 16, 2018

2018 UNSS Program:
 June 4 – July 20

Please contact our office with any questions:

Visit to learn about our three different program options as well as the structure of the class, colloquia, and site visits in NYC. UNSS is open to undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors), graduate students, and continuing education professionals from all fields and studies.


Cuba International Field Program – graduate/undergraduate academic program in Havana, summer 2018

Study and engage with political, social and economic transformation in the making in Havana, Cuba – May 27 to July 28, 2018.

The country’s unique racial and gender relations; its economic uncertainty (only country in the world with 2 currencies with multiple exchange rates and no international legal tender); the re-emergence of private property and the changing perceptions of value, risk, and socialism itself; the challenges to technology and urban infrastructure; a new chapter in US-Cuba relations, with Raul Castro stepping down in February 2018 amidst the uncertainty surrounding the Trump administration. These are some of the problems you will think through in the Cuba International Field Program: open to graduate and undergraduate students (6 credits).

See link and attached power-point.

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