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.


Photo by Julia Brown
February 17, 2020
The fifth annual Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean conference, centered on the themes of people, capital and natural resources, drew more than 150 students, faculty and community members to Kroon Hall on February 14. The...
Albert Laguna, Assistant Professor of Ethnicity, Race & Migration and American Studies at Yale University
February 6, 2020
Congratulations! Albert Laguna is the recipient of the 2020 LARR-Pitt Best Article Award for his article “Before the Thaw: The Transnational Routes of Cuban Popular Culture” published in LARR Volume 54 (1). The award committee was chaired by Mónica...
February 4, 2020
The Council for Latin American and Iberian Studies hosted our second Brazil Activities Fair on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 4 - 6pm.  More than 100 people came to Luce Hall to learn more about the diverse array of research, activities, and...
Oriol Junqueras, president of the Republican Left of Catalonia, speaking in the Congress of Deputies, May 2019.
January 21, 2020
In last November’s Spanish election, the center-left Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) headed by Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez won 28 percent of the vote and 120 of the 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies and the left-of-PSOE Unidas Podemos led...