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.


May 22, 2018
On April 23, the MacMillan Center hosted Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser for his talk, “Studying Transatlantic Populism: State of the Art and Avenues for Further Research.” An Associate Professor at the School of Political Science of Diego Portales...
Panelists at the CLAIS Graduate/Professional Students’ Conference
May 18, 2018
The Council on Latin America and Iberian Studies Graduate Student Affiliates Network seeks to strengthen exchange and innovation in the graduate student community through supporting academic research and social gatherings. The mission is to foster...
Participants collaboratively analyzing colonial-era documents during the Warsaw Nahuatl Seminar’s documentary analysis
May 14, 2018
Yale University’s Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) hosted 2018’s Northeastern Group of Nahuatl Scholars between Friday, May 11 and Sunday, May 13.  Nahuatl is the language of the Aztecs of Central Mexico before the Spanish...
Professor Stuart Schwartz welcomes participants at conference.
May 11, 2018
On May 7, the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center and the Ministry of Education of Brazil co-sponsored a conference titled, “Brazilian Studies in the United States: The Road Ahead.” The conference represents an...