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 and the Iberian Peninsula through collaborative efforts focused on meaningful partnerships and exchange of ideas and academic research. 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.

News

April 25, 2022
On April 23, 2022, scholars of Latin American history and politics from across the United States, Latin America, and Europe gathered at Yale to celebrate and debate the contributions of a giant in the field of modern Latin American history, Gilbert...
April 20, 2022
On Tuesday, April 19, CLAIS hosted Ricardo Pérez Manrique, President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, for an hour-long discussion about freedom of expression and human rights in contemporary Latin America. The event was part of the 2022...
April 11, 2022
On Friday, April 8, a group of scholars and policymakers came together for the third session of the Spring 2022 Gender and Policy Forum. The session, titled “Achieving Equality through Law and Advocacy,” took place on Zoom and was livestreamed to an...
March 15, 2022
How do religious discourses shape our understanding of men’s and women’s roles in the home and the world? We investigate the differences between Catholic and Pentecostal gender discourse with a survey experiment conducted in Colombia. Evangelicals...