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.


CITY, La Casa, and CLAIS Announce Critical Innovation Fund Awardees
December 13, 2018
This fall, the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY) partnered with Yale’s La Casa Cultural (the Latino Cultural Center at Yale) and Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies to launch a program meant to empower students to...
Bolsonaro’s Impact on Global Markets
November 28, 2018
Brazil’s President-elect Bolsonaro may follow Trump’s playbook as populist and defy the right-wing agenda in global markets NEW HAVEN: Weary of corruption, Brazilians elected former Army Captain Jair Messias Bolsonaro from the far-right Social...
Margherita Tortora, executive director and founder of LIFFY, introduces the film to the student audience.
November 13, 2018
More than 200 students from the New Haven public schools attended the 9th annual Latino & Iberian Film Festival at the Whitney Humanities Center on November 8 and enjoyed a private screening of La Formula del Doctor Funes, a children’s...
November 12, 2018
The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies invites Yale Students who have conducted academic travel, research, or internship experiences in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, or Portugal to submit photographs taken during their...