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.


Sergio Jaramillo Caro, former High Commissioner for Peace, Colombia
October 18, 2018
Sergio Jaramillo Caro, former High Commissioner for Peace, Colombia, will give the annual Coca-Cola World Fund Lecture at Yale on Wednesday, October 24. His talk, “Peace and Justice: The Case of Colombia” will start at 4:30 p.m. in Henry R. Luce...
Daniel Juarez, CLAIS Program Coordinator, greets visitors to the booth
October 16, 2018
On Saturday, October 13, The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History hosted the 16th annual “Fiesta Latina,” a celebration of Latin American cultures co-sponsored by The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies and Junta for Progressive Action,...
Marcia C. Inhorn, Yale University
October 11, 2018
On September 28, the MacMillan Center and the Department of Anthropology hosted a ground-breaking conference on “Waithood: Gender, Education, and Global Delays in Marriage.” Organized and led by Marcia C. Inhorn, Yale University, and Nancy J. Smith-...
October 10, 2018
The following article was written by Jake Tae for the Yale Daily News: At a lecture in Luce Hall on Monday, Pilar Velasco — a journalist who spent her career investigating corruption in the Spanish government — discussed the role of the media in...