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.
 
 

News

Professor Claudia Valeggia views each of the photographs in the exhibit.
April 16, 2019
On April 9 the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) hosted an exhibition of 28 photos from graduate and undergraduate students working in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal. According to Claudia Valeggia, Chair of...
April 12, 2019
The cornerstone of the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) Cuba Initiative is an undergraduate course (History and Culture of Cuba) that includes a two-week class trip to Cuba during spring break. Professor Albert Laguna and Dr....
April 11, 2019
On Wednesday, April 10, The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies was delighted to host Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj and Rigoberto Quemé Chay, two prominent figures in the Guatemalan indigenous community, for a discussion on indigenous...
April 9, 2019
On April 8, the graduate student affiliates at the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at the MacMillan Center presented the research they conducted this semester with the support of the CLAIS Student Network Fellowship Fund....