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Located in Washington, DC and endowed with renowned academics and practitioners who engage with Latin America, CLAS provides a rich research environment to members of its community. The Center uses these resources to support students’ research efforts and also welcomes scholars and practitioners from the region to leverage the center’s location and faculty in support of their research endeavors.

Research Sections

Latin America Research Seminar

The Latin America Research Seminar (LARS) highlights research projects from faculty, visiting researchers, and PhD students in a biweekly seminar.

Visiting Researchers

CLAS hosts a limited number of visiting researchers from around the world to conduct their research while becoming integrated members of the CLAS community. Learn more about the Visiting Researcher program here.

Research Grants

The CLAS Research Grants Program aims to encourage Georgetown faculty and students to carry out research focused on Latin America and the Caribbean, and to enhance the conduct of that research.


CLAS faculty and researchers are constantly pursuing new questions and contributing original ideas to the field of Latin American Studies. Through this site you can quickly access their latest work.


Reflejos is a collection of academic reflections assembled and distributed biannually by the Center for Latin American Studies.