LeoGrande Speaks on the Benefits of Reopening Embassies
After Washington and Havana announced their plans to reopen embassies, SPA professor of government and dean emeritus William LeoGrande enumerated both the practical and symbolic benefits of restoring ties with Cuba. LeoGrande wrote an op-ed for Fox News Latino, and also spoke with The Sun Sentinel, Fox News, The Washington Examiner, and Voice of America.
Washington Post Features Evan Berry on Climate Change and the Papal Encylical
The Washington Post featured CAS Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion Evan Berry in an article discussing U.S. reactions to the recently released papal encyclical on climate change. Berry, a principal investigator for the Center's initiative on Religion and Democratic Contestation in Latin America, recently analyzed the encyclical's potential impact in Latin America on the AULA blog.
CLALS Report on Venezuela Garners Media Attention
On May 19, CLALS released a new media report, Bias or Neutrality? An Assessment of Television News Coverage in Venezuela by Globovision. The briefing and Q and A at the National Press Club were led by CLALS Director Eric Hershberg, together with researchers Mike McCarthy, Mike Danielson, and Paula Orlando.
Hershberg Comments on Summit of the Americas in NYT
In an article featured in The New York Times, CLALS Director Eric Hershberg comments on the VII Summit of the Americas, saying that Pres. Obama has been gaining ground in Latin America and should continue to press forward policies that avoid "the old American heavy-handedness in the region."
LeoGrande Discusses Barriers to Normalization
Hershberg and Rathod Discuss TPS and Central American Migrants in Roll Call
CLALS Director Comments on Changes in U.S.-Cuba Policies
CLALS Director Eric Hershberg offers commentary in a New York Times article covering the new turn in U.S.-Cuba relations and its potential for overcoming 50 years of "unproductive and unfortunate hostility."
SIS Professor Fox Analyzes Case of the Missing Mexican Students
In an article for the Houston Chronicle, CLALS Faculty Affiliate and SIS Professor Jonathan Fox analyzes the case of the missing students in Guerrero, Mexico and discusses its significance as part of a broader climate of repression plaguing the state.
LeoGrande and Kornbluh Publish Back Channel to Cuba
CLALS Faculty Affiliate and SPA Professor William LeoGrande discusses his new book, Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana, co-authored with Peter Kornbluh.
Marguerite Jimenez Appointed as White House Fellow
CLALS congratulates Faculty Affiliate Marguerite Jimenez for her appointment as a 2014-2015 White House Fellow. As one of only fifteen fellows chosen from a national pool of candidates, Marguerite has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to public service and leadership. During her fellowship, she will receive first-hand experience in leadership, policy formulation, and current affairs.
Eric Hershberg Featured in Christian Science Monitor Article
CLALS Director Eric Hershberg offers his take on the efforts of Central American and U.S. leaders regarding the unaccompanied child migrant crisis in a recent Christian Science Monitor article: "Central American leaders on solving child migrant crisis: We can't do it alone."
Héctor Silva Receives Arca Foundation Funding
CLALS Senior Fellow Héctor Silva has been awarded funding from the Arca Foundation to support research on the 1989 Jesuit Massacre and the case's enduring influence on the fortunes of El Salvador's justice system following the 1992 Peace Accords.
Héctor Silva Quoted in The New York Times
CLALS Senior Fellow Héctor Silva provides commentary on the recent surge in unaccompanied child migrants in The New York Times article "As Child Migrants Flood to Border, U.S. Presses Latin America to Act."
William LeoGrande Published in The Huffington Post
In an article for The Huffington Post, CLALS Faculty Affiliate and SPA Professor William M. LeoGrande analyzes results from a new poll confirming growing support among Cuban Americans for engagement with Cuba.
Matthew Taylor Quoted in The Wall Street Journal
CLALS Faculty Affiliate and SIS Associate Professor Matthew Taylor provides commentary on the Brazilian corruption trials in an article in The Wall Street Journal.
Héctor Silva Releases Book on Police and Corruption in El Salvador
At an event co-sponsored by the Inter-American Dialogue, CLALS Senior Fellow Héctor Silva shared findings from his new book, Infiltrators: A Chronicle of Corruption in the National Civil Police of El Salvador. Commentary was provided by Congressman Jim McGovern and InSight Crime Director Steven Dudley. A video of the event is available here.
CAS Professor Friedman Receives AU Scholar/Teacher Award
CLALS Faculty Affiliate and CAS Professor Max Paul Friedman has received the American University 2014 Scholar/Teacher Award. The prestigious award recognizes exceptional teaching, demonstrated concern for students and colleagues, significant contributions to the university's scholarly life, and commitment to high standards of professional and personal life.
CLALS Event Covered by C-SPAN
Watch C-SPAN's video coverage of the two-panel event "The Republicans' Latino Problem and How It Can Be Fixed," convened by CLALS.
Panel 1: The Main Issues: Complicating Latino Support of the Republican Party
Panel 2: Political Strategies to Connect the Republican Party with Latino Voters
Steven Dudley Quoted in The New York Times
CLALS Research Fellow and Co-Director of InSight Crime Steven Dudley was quoted in a New York Times article analyzing the capture of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzman.
William LeoGrande Published in London School of Economics Blog
CLALS Affiliate William M. LeoGrande assesses whether the EU’s current approach requires updating in light of recent developments within Cuba in the London School of Economics blog.
Ximena Varela Featured on Culture and the Economy
CLALS Affiliate Ximena Varela, panelist at the CLALS sponsored event "Creative and Cultural Industries and the Future of Latin America's Economy," is featured in the AU article "Investing in Culture."
NSF Awards Funding to Todd Eisenstadt
CLALS Affiliate Todd Eisenstadt has received funding from the National Science Foundation for his project, "Collaborative Research: Lawsuits for the Pacha Mama in Ecuador: Explaining the Determinants of New Indigenous Movements to Mitigate Environmental Impacts."
Robert Blecker Published in Valor Econômico
In an interview published in Valor Econômico, CLALS Faculty Affiliate and CAS Professor Robert Blecker argues that a competitive exchange rate is essential to long-term economic growth in Brazil. Access the full article here.
Steven Dudley Published in The Atlantic
CLALS Research Fellow and Co-Director of InSight Crime Steven Dudley co-authored an article in The Atlantic entitled "The Most Dangerous City in the World Is Not Where You Think It Is." The piece analyzes the roots of increased violence in the Northern Triangle countries of Central America.
Steven Dudley Quoted in the Christian Science Monitor
CLALS Research Fellow and Co-Director of InSight Crime Steven Dudley was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article analyzing the capture of Zetas leader Treviño Morales.
Adrienne Pine Receives Fulbright Fellowship
CAS Professor Adrienne Pine has received a Fulbright to carry out her research project entitled "Nursing, Health and Democracy in Honduras." The project examines the health impacts of the 2009 U.S.-supported coup in Honduras and explores the ways in which Honduran nurses have responded to state-sponsored violence and the neoliberal restructuring of health care.
Max Paul Friedman Receives Guggenheim Fellowship
CAS Professor Max Paul Friedman has been selected as a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow. The Guggenheim Fellowship will support Friedman’s current research project, “The Containment of the United States: The Latin American Diplomatic Tradition and the Limits of Principle.”
Immigration Policy Report by Michael Danielson
"Documented Failures: the Consequences of Immigration Policy on the U.S.-Mexico Border" a report written by CLALS Doctoral Fellow Michael Danielson has been released on the Jesuit.org website.
Héctor Silva Published in El Faro and La Prensa Gráfica
CLALS Research Fellow Héctor Silva recently published an article on immigration reform in La Prensa Gráfica and another published in El Faro on Salvadoran presidential candidates crafting strategies to increase their appeal to key Washington actors.
From the Fields: An American Journey
From the Fields: An American journey a film by CLALS affiliate Carolyn Brown has won the California Film Orson Welles Award - Grand Category and the CreaTV award for Excellence in Directing.
Eric Hershberg featured as a panelist on U.S.-Brazil policy
CLALS director Eric Hershberg participated as a panelist on the Center for National Policy's event, "Brazil, the Southern Superpower? Policy Implications for the United States."
John Ackerman published in The Atlantic
CLALS Research Fellow John Ackerman assesses the first weeks of Enrique Peña Nieto's presidency and the return of the PRI in his op-ed "Mexico's New President Is Off to a Troubling Start," published in The Atlantic.
Report Release - Transnational Crime in Mexico and Central America
CLALS Fellow Steven Dudley produced a report released by the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars on "Transnational Crime in Mexico and Central America".
John Ackerman published in the Los Angeles Times
CLALS Affiliate John Ackerman penned an op-ed piece, "Latinos Need Immigration Reform, Not Crumbs" which was published in the Los Angeles Times.
Héctor Silva Ávalos published in El Faro
The large majority of the Latino population voted in favor of Obama's re-election. CLALS Research Fellow, Héctor Silva Ávalos analyzes how Obama's next administration will influence future policy reform in the op-ed "Obama después del triunfo: la agenda latinoamericana" published in El Faro.
CLALS Director Quoted by BBC Mundo
As part of BBC Mundo's coverage of the second presidential debate, CLALS Director Eric Hershberg was quoted in the article, "Obama es más agresivo en segundo debate contra Romney." (October 2012).
CLALS featured on AU homepage
As National Hispanic Heritage Month draws to close, AU Communications has written an article highlighting CLALS research on critical issues for Latinos.
InSight Crime co-director quoted in the New York Times
InSight Crime co-director Jeremy McDermott is quoted in a recent New York Times article on US involvement in the arrest of Daniel Barrera, known as "El Loco."
Eric Hershberg is quoted in the BBC Mundo
Center Director, Eric Hershberg, was quoted in the August 2, BBC Mundo article, Julián Castro, el hispano que inaugurará la Convención Demócrata.
CLALS Research Fellow Published in The Nation
Incoming CLALS Fellow, John M. Ackerman of UNAM, provides insight on the state of democracy in Mexico and the 2012 presidential elections, in the article "A Left-Wing Comeback in Mexico's Presidential Elections?" published in The Nation.
CLALS Research Fellow Awarded Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
Congratulations to Steven Dudley, CLALS Research Fellow, on being selected for the 2013 Woodrow Wilson Center Fellowship Class.
SSRC Fellowship Awarded to CLALS Affiliate
SIS Professor and CLALS Affiliate, Daniel Esser was awarded a peer-reviewed Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) for research to be carried out on urban violence in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
MACLAS Awards 2012
Congratulations to American University students, Tom Long and Allison Sylvester, who were selected for the best graduate and undergraduate paper awards, respectively at the 2012 Annual MACLAS Conference.
CLALS Director, Eric Hershberg's, editorial featured in NACLA Report on the Americas
Read Director Eric Hershberg's editorial about recent economic reforms in Cuba in the August issue of NACLA Report on the Americas.
The Cuban Evolution
April 21, 2011
Please click here to see CLALS Director, Eric Hershberg, interviewed on Al Jazeera on the future of revolutionary Cuba.
InSight Organized Crime
March 3, 2011