Welcome to CLAS
When CLAS opened its doors in 1959, just months after the Cuban Revolution, it was one of the first Latin American Studies programs in the United States.
It has continued to be a leader in area studies, bringing together scholars and practitioners from Washington D.C. and the region to serve as adjunct faculty.
CLAS offers summer programs in Brazil, Chile and Colombia, and encourages undergraduate study in Ecuador and Argentina.
M.A. students at CLAS reflect a broad range of international and domestic backgrounds and experiences.
Dr. Gonzalo Paz, CLAS professor, was quoted in a recent Xinhua article covering President Xi Jinping’s visit to Argentina. Article in Spanish.
In Search of the Colombian Pearl: An MSFS Student’s Perspective on Carlos Vives’s visit to Georgetown
Carlos Vives was at Georgetown for a panel discussion, titled “Tras la Perla” (in search of the Pearl): Carlos Vives’ Social Impact Project, focusing on his not-for-profit initiative, Tras la Perla.
Nicolás Albertoni (MA’16) and Christopher Sabatini contributed research to a new book, Necessary Travel: New Area Studies and Canada in Comparative Perspective. Their chapter is titled “Latin American Studies: What Have We Achieved and Where are We Heading?.”
In November, Professor Anna Deeny Morales gave readings of her translation work at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
On November 16th, the Center for Latin American Studies welcomed Father Francisco de Roux, S.J., for a conversation about the Commission of Truth, Coexistence and No Repetition in Colombia.
On November 14, LatAm Council student leaders invited Cuban students, entrepreneurs and leaders to take part in a roundtable conversation about Cuba. This conversation was incredibly rich and interesting, as all participants were able to post questions beforehand and receive