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

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,...
October 7, 2019
Resistance in the Caribbean - Part I | Fugitive Modernities: The Politics of Freedom from Africa to the Americas How is it that we write about histories of the African diaspora? How is it that we write about Caribbean histories? What are “...
October 7, 2019
The “Old and New Challenges to Mexican Democracy” conference was inagurated with an exciting roundtable discussion between two of the most important researchers, analysts, and commentors on contemporary Mexican politics, Julia Preston and Denise...
September 3, 2019
On Thursday evening, about two dozen New Haven residents and students gathered in the program room of the New Haven Free Public Library to hear Reinaldo Funes Monzote speak about the effect of Cuba’s history on its environmental landscape. Funes...