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.


New project fund focuses on immigration challenges
September 20, 2018
The Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale, La Casa Cultural and the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies have established a new fund to promote innovative solutions to immigration issues in the United States. The new Critical...
Albert Laguna Wins the 2018 Peter C. Rollins Book Prize
September 13, 2018
Albert Laguna is the winner of the 2018 Peter C. Rollins Book Prize hosted by the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association. The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) will present Professor Laguna with the prize at their...
May 22, 2018
On April 23, the MacMillan Center hosted Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser for his talk, “Studying Transatlantic Populism: State of the Art and Avenues for Further Research.” An Associate Professor at the School of Political Science of Diego Portales...
Panelists at the CLAIS Graduate/Professional Students’ Conference
May 18, 2018
The Council on Latin America and Iberian Studies Graduate Student Affiliates Network seeks to strengthen exchange and innovation in the graduate student community through supporting academic research and social gatherings. The mission is to foster...