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.


Panel discusses rebuilding Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria
February 22, 2018
On February 16, the Council for Latin American and Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center held a round-table discussion entitled “Rebuilding Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.” The discussion brought together four speakers from various disciplines...
Elisabeth Wood
February 15, 2018
Elisabeth Jean Wood, newly named as the Franklin Muzzy Crosby Professor of the Human Environment, focuses her research on political violence, particularly sexual violence during war; the emergence and resolution of civil wars; collective action and...