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 and the Iberian Peninsula through collaborative efforts focused on meaningful partnerships and exchange of ideas and academic research. 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 several colloquia series, sponsors research abroad, coordinates outreach programs, convenes international conferences, and supports faculty activities and collaborations throughout Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula.

News

June 22, 2022
On May 13 this year, Yale hosted the Seventh Annual Political Economy of Latin America (PELA) Conference. The PELA group is a joint initiative between the political science departments at Columbia, NYU, Princeton University, and Yale. PELA brings...
June 15, 2022
Professor David Jackson (Yale) and Andrew Curran (Wesleyan) published a lavishly illustrated article in Folha de S. Paulo titled “Diderot anticipated Darwin, attacked God and inspired Machado.” The original story can be viewed here or in the PDF...
June 14, 2022
June 20th marks the anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees in 1951, which outlined many basic human rights for refugees, such as the right to education and the protection from punishment for illegal entry...
June 9, 2022
The seventh edition of the annual Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (SDLAC) Conference, co-hosted by the Yale School of the Environment and the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center, was held...

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