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.
 
 

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PSOE leader and Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias signing a preliminary agreement last Tuesday to form a coalition government.
November 19, 2019
On Nov. 10, Spanish voters went to the polls for the fourth time in the last four years and, as happened in the elections in December 2015, June 2016, and last April, no party won a majority of the 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies. Nor, in the...
Spanish Acting Prime Minister and Socialist party leader Pedro Sánchez celebrating yesterday’s election.
November 11, 2019
On Sunday, Spanish voters went to the polls for the fourth time in the last four years. And as happened in December 2015, June 2016, and last April, no party won a majority. The fact that elections have become almost an annual event and that no...
October 31, 2019
Pablo Vidal talks about the impact of mobile phones on nomadic herders in Morocco.   Professor Vidal is the Director of the Anthropology Research Institute at the Catholic University of Valencia in Spain. His research interests include the...
October 14, 2019
On Friday, October 11th, scholars from Cuba and the U.S. academic community gathered in Luce Hall to explore the history, cultural and social impact, and future of Casa de las Américas in Havana. The event was organized by Anibal González-Pérez,...