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 several colloquia series, sponsors research abroad, coordinates outreach programs, convenes international conferences, and supports faculty activities and collaborations throughout Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.


Professor Carla Rothlin
July 28, 2020
The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies recently had a chance to speak with Professor Carla Rothlin at the Yale School of Medicine. See below for her bio and brief Q&A related to her research and a new immunology virtual series....
Bruce Ackerman
July 17, 2020
Introductory Note: This is an expanded version of an essay written by Bruce Ackerman,  Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, originally published in Portuguese by the Correio Braziliense on Monday, July 13, 2020. Here is an English...
June 2, 2020
This past year Leslie Harkema was asked to serve on the reading committee for the translation prize given by the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute in New York City. The prize was for the best English translation of Spanish-language poetry from Spain...
June 2, 2020
Professor Claudia Valeggia, chair for the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS), and Professor Ana De La O, Director for Undergraduate Studies for the Latin American Studies major, are pleased to announce that three students—Delia...

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