Institute of Latin American Studies

Our Programs

Undergraduate Major and Concentration

Combine general mastery of a discipline of your choice with critical language and cultural skills, all while learning from Columbia’s renowned faculty.

MA in Regional Studies

This interdisciplinary program provides a broad social science-based approach to modern and contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean.

Specialization and Certificate

ILAS offers a certificate program to graduate students who complete an interdisciplinary program in conjunction with their own departmental degrees.

Visiting Professors and Scholars

ILAS hosts visiting faculty and scholars through a variety of funded and unfunded opportunities, including an open call for Visiting Scholars.

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May 09, 2023

Paths of Desperate Hope, Photographs by Federico Rios Escobar

Paths of Desperate Hope is an ongoing exhibition curated by Carlota Ortiz Monasterio and designed by Alejandra Avalos Guerrero. It features a selection of nearly 60 photographs taken by Colombian photojournalist Federico Rios during his years chronicling displacement in the region. 

The exhibition is taking place in the lobby of the fourth floor in the International Affairs Building at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) through the rest of the semester of Spring 2023. 

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