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Links with Latin America

The Institute of Latin American Studies works to build links for research and exchange with institutions in Latin America.  Some of our partnerships and projects are listed below.

CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior), Brazil and the Brazil U.S. Fulbright Commision

  • Collaborating in the creation of the Ruth Cardoso Fellowship for Visting Brazilian Scholars

CEUT (Centro de Estudios Urbano-Territoriales, Universidad Católica del Maule, Talca, Chile

  • This initiative focuses its research on the social, cultural and economic conditions in the Maule region in recent years from an urban-territorial perspective, with special emphasis on processes developed from the earthquake of February 27, 2010. Two graduate fellowships available per year.

CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas) Mexico -SIPA Dual Degree Program

  • ILAS plays a role in welcoming students from CIDE and in helping SIPA MIA and MPA students to explore this dual-degree opportunity.

CONACYT (National Council on Science and Technology) Mexico

  • With CONACYT we have established the Edmundo O’Gorman Scholars Program to strengthen scholarly ties between Columbia and the academic and research community in institutions of higher education throughout Mexico. It provides financing for short-term stays at Columbia by scholars working in Mexican institutions of higher education.

Fundación Getulio Vargas, Brazil

  • ILAS is currently discussing plans for a dual degree program between the FGD and Columbia Business Schools.

IIJ (Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas)UNAM, Mexico

  • Conference in February 2009: Mexico´s New Democratic State: Political, Legal & Institutional Challenges. Also exploring future collaborations

University of São Paulo/ FIA College of Economics Business and Accounting

  • ILAS and FIA collaborate in an annual exchange program, in which 25-30 visiting Brazilian MBA students spend a week on the Columbia University campus. They attend lectures by ILAS professors from a variety of disciplines, visit various businesses, banks and the New York Stock Exchange, and have the opportunity to network.

Universidad Diego Portales

  • ILAS and UDP's Public Policy Institute signed a cooperation agreement to promote academic discussion between faculty, policymakers and opinion leaders in Chile and the U.S. through multiple activities including roundtables, academic exchanges and research collaborations.

Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo- Mailman School of Public Health

  • ILAS helps to facilitate the Dominican Academic Exchange Program, in which public-health students from Columbia and UASD gain an understanding of the other's culture, and of the social and health factors affecting Latinos on both sides of the "air bridge" between New York City and the Dominican Republic.

Universidad del Zulia (LUZ) in Maracaibo University

  • This affiation promotes cooperation on education and scientific research. Forms of cooperation between the two schools includes the exchange of scientific materials and information, joint research activities and conferences, and visits by students, faculty members, research scholars and university officers. Read more about opportunities this collaboration has brought to medical students.