CLALS Announces 2018 Winners of LeoGrande Award & Prize
CLALS and the School of Public Affairs are pleased to announce the recipients of the William M. LeoGrande Prize for the best book on U.S.- Latin American relations, and the William M. LeoGrande Award for the best scholarly book or article on Latin American or Latino Studies published by a member of the American University community, for 2017-2018:
- Lars Schoultz, William Rand Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, In Their Own Best Interest: A History of the U.S. Effort to Improve Latin Americans (Harvard University Press, 2018)
- Anthony Fontes, Assistant Professor, School of International Service, Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City (University of California Press, 2018)
Click here for more information on the LeoGrande competition and the work of these two scholars.
Open Society Foundations has granted the Center $60,000 for a project that will analyze and enhance public understanding of the implications of establishing an international commission against corruption and impunity in El Salvador. This project builds on a previous OSF-funded project on monitoring MACCIH and anti-impunity efforts in Honduras. The project will be led by SIS Professor Charles Call and a team of researchers in Central America and at the Center.
To what extent is climate change driving migration from Central America? CLALS Research Associate Professor Rob Albro spoke to WBUR's Jeremy Hobson in an interview for the Here & Now segment on why climate change is a contributing factor in migrants' decision to leave Central America behind.