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.
Former Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, visited Georgetown University on February 26, 2019 to screen a new documentary film about his involvement in the Colombian peace process and to dialogue with Georgetown students about peace building, implementation of the accords, and the future of Colombia.
During his first presidential visit to Washington, D.C., Colombian President, Iván Duque, visited Georgetown on February 14, 2019 to speak with Law Center Dean William M. Treanor about the crisis in Venezuela, economic policy, and his time as a Georgetown student.
Christina Huntzinger (LAS’20), Luis Garzon-Negreiros (MSFS/MBA’20), and Matthew Tibbitts (MSFS’20) have been selected for the 2019 cohort of the Wallenberg International Fellows Program, a two-part program that includes a semester of coursework and a summer internship in Stockholm along with mentorship and professional growth opportunities.
On Thursday, February 14th, visiting researcher Eduardo Chaves da Silva presented his findings regarding early childhood policies in Brazil and the U.S. In conducting his research, Chaves da Silva aimed to explain the institutional change that occurred in Brazil between 1990 and 2016 with regard to the legal rights afforded to children and adolescents.
On Tuesday February 5th, the Georgetown University Center of Latin American Studies hosted an event titled “U.S. Foreign Policy For South America.” Livia Peres Milani, a PhD candidate, refuted the idea that the United States foreign policy has neglected Latin America during the past few decades.
On Tuesday, January 22, as part of the CLAS Ambassador Series, Ambassador Sergio Silva do Amaral, the Brazilian Ambassador to the United States spoke about the prospects for Brazil following the recent elections.