The Center for Latin American Studies was one of the first of its kind in the United States. Its core faculty bring together diverse scholarly interests with a focus on Latin America while faculty drawn from the Washington, D.C. area supplement their offerings. In addition, the center regularly welcomes visiting researchers from both the United States and Latin America. ¡CLAS Action!, a weekly online newsletter, connects students to networking opportunities, job offerings, and events. The center also sponsors summer study programs in Brazil, Chile and Colombia. Its vast connections in Latin America and Washington, D.C. presents students with a unique environment to pursue their interests. Besides offering a prestigious Master's program, the center also conducts quality research in topics relating to Latin America.
CLAS Research is a research platform that gathers prestigious scholars from Georgetown University to showcase cutting-edge research on topics relating to Latin America. Through an interdisciplinary approach, CLAS attempts to improve an academic understanding of the region as well as engage in the solution of pressing contemporary issues. CLAS Research supports collaborative academic research with other universities and research centers, publishes original research, and promotes research projects. Students are encouraged to further their research interests by publishing their work or participating in independent studies and research assistantships.
CLAS promotes high quality research on Latin America through an interdisciplinary collaboration. Our vision as a research center is to improve an academic understanding of the region as well as engage in the solution of pressing contemporary issues.
We guide ourselves by 4 main principles:
Innovation. We are committed to cutting-edge research, combining interdisciplinary work with the quality and experience of Georgetown University researchers.
Instruction. We believe that the only way to accomplish our goals is by preparing the new generation of researchers. Young investigators are taught by our senior faculty where they contribute with enthusiasm, ambition and fresh perspectives. The result is that CLAS, the Georgetown community, and partner institutions are able to count on professionals specialized in the most varied topics related to the Latin American region.
Involvement. We understand that passion and full engagement on behalf of our researchers is necessary in order to achieve the level of innovation that we seek to produce. Motivated by our desire to truly change society through informed research, we push ourselves to work with endless dedication.
Improvement. We believe that research and discovery are the keys to progress in all communities. In this regard, we are dedicated to studying the past so that we may understand the present and be part of forming the future.
For questions please contact:
CLAS Research Coordinator
202 - 687 - 0140