Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies

The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies (CLAIS) at The MacMillan Center  seeks to enhance the understanding of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula through collaborative efforts, meaningful partnerships and exchange of ideas and  research. We draw on the strengths of Yale’s pioneering departments of History, Political Science, Anthropology, and Spanish & 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.


September 25, 2023
From Wednesday, September 20th to Friday, September 22nd, CLAIS was fortunate to host Utah-based Mexican performer Stephanie García for a series of events at Yale University to kick off the Hispanic Heritage Month 2023.   García is a multi-awarded...
September 22, 2023
Margherita Tortora has been at Yale for over 30 years. She is the director of the Yale Summer Session in New Haven and Quito, focusing on Intermediate Spanish and culture. Besides being a Senior Lector II of Spanish at Yale University’s Department...
September 17, 2023
Check out our programming to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month 2023!
September 11, 2023
The Yale Tango Club is a club at Yale University that aims to connect the Yale community through Argentine Tango. Argentine Tango is a partnered social dance that emphasizes connection, movement and musicality. Students from the Yale tango club...