Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies

The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at The MacMillan Center seeks to enhance the understanding of Latin America, Spain and Portugal. The Council draws on the strengths of Yale’s pioneering departments of History, Political Science, Anthropology, and Spanish and Portuguese, among others, to offer a broad array of courses, cultural events, scholarly lectures, and academic research. CLAIS organizes a weekly lecture series, sponsors research abroad, coordinates outreach programs, convenes international conferences, and edits conference results for scholarly publication.


September 15, 2017
In the wake of decisions last week by the government of Catalonia, the Spanish Constitutional Court and the Spanish government, Carles Puigdemont, the head of the Catalan Generalitat, and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy are racing, like Thelma...
August 27, 2017
I had dreamed of traveling to South America since I had first started learning Spanish in high school, and getting to spend the summer months in Ecuador and Argentina went beyond my expectations in every way. Thanks to the Tristan Perlroth Prize I...