Center for Latin American & Latino Studies

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  • Latin American/Latino Studies
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    clals@american.edu
    4545 42nd Street, Room 308

    Stinchcomb, Dennis A
    Program Manager

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  • Emergent Challenges for Latin American Economies
  • Reconfiguration of Elites and Power in Central America
  • Religion and Democratic Contestation in Latin America
  • CONACULTA Partnership
  • Latino Entrepreneurs in the DC Metro Area
  • Cuba Initiative
  • Religion and Violence in Latin America
  • Hemisphere in Flux
  • Latin Pulse
  • Latin American Visuals
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ABOUT US

The Center for Latin American & Latino Studies, established in January 2010, is a campus-wide initiative advancing and disseminating state-of-the-art research. Our faculty affiliates and partners are at the forefront of efforts to understand economic development, democratic governance, cultural diversity and change, peace and diplomacy, health, education and environmental well-being. CLALS generates high quality, timely analysis on these and other issues in partnership with researchers and practitioners from AU and beyond.

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CLALS NEWS

Brazil on the Global Stage

New Project-Sponsored Volume on Brazil

A series of wide-ranging essays on Brazil's changing international role have been published in a CLALS-sponsored volume entitled Brazil on the Global Stage: Power, Ideas, and the International Order (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). The book is co-edited by Professors Matthew Taylor (School of International Service, AU) and Oliver Stuenkel (Fundação Getulio Vargas) and is a product of CLALS' initiative on Brazil and the Global Liberal Order. The volume explores Brazil's postures on specific aspects of foreign relations, including trade, foreign and environmental policy, humanitarian intervention, nuclear proliferation and South-South relations, among other topics.

News Archive

CLALS in the News

CLALS Venezuela Panel

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.

See the related article in Market Watch and their interview on Voice of America.

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AU News

CLALS 2015 Justice Clinic

From July 13-24, 2015, the Washington College of Law will offer its Program on Judicial Reform in Latin America and the United States, co-organized by the Justice Studies Center of the Americas. The program aims to introduce participants to the challenges and skills necessary for those who actively practice in the new justice systems, and to help them gain insights into aspects of the U.S.'s system that may be applicable in Latin America. More information about the program is available here.

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Grant Highlights

The Christopher Reynolds Foundation has renewed its support for the Center's Cuba Initiative, which focuses on U.S.-Cuban relations, economic reform, and health.

The Ford Foundation has awarded funds to CLALS to supply pro bono lawyers and other advocates with the accurate, up-to-date evidence needed to effectively represent unaccompanied minors from Central America as they navigate the U.S. immigration system.

CLALS has received a $670,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice to carry out research to assess the transnational criminal capacity of the MS-13 gang in the U.S. and El Salvador.

The Henry Luce Foundation has provided renewed support to CLALS to conduct the two-year project Religion and Democratic Contestation in Latin America.

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