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.


X-ray image of tuberculosis.  Photo credit:  Courtesy of Dreamstime
May 28, 2019
Increasing rates of drug-related incarcerations are perpetuating tuberculosis (TB) infection among Brazil’s general population, a new report, Reservoirs of Injustice, from the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP) at the Yale School of...
May 7, 2019
Moira Fradinger, associate professor of comparative literature at Yale, will receive the highly competitive Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin. Her inclusion in the fall 2019 class of fellows was announced on May 7. Fradinger will...
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez celebrating PSOE’s performance in Sunday’s election.
April 30, 2019
As xenophobic and eurosceptic parties registered large gains in elections throughout Western Europe in recent years, Spain appeared to be an exception, its voters apparently immunized from the appeals of right-wing populism both by the memory of the...
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...