Building on the breadth and depth of faculty expertise on Latin American and Latino Studies at American University, CLALS has also reached beyond campus to engage scholars from the following academic institutions, including universities and research institutes in Latin America:
Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies-St. Augustine hosted and co-sponsored the third workshop of the Religion & Climate Change in Cross-Regional Perspective
project, with a focus on "Small Island Vulnerabilities in the Pacific and Caribbean."
Non-Governmental Organizations, Community Organizations & Think-Tanks
CLALS serves as an academic resource for civil society organizations working to expand understanding, raise awareness, change policies, and provide services. CLALS partners with the following diverse think-tanks and NGOs in the DC metro area and beyond:
To further its work on
Latino entrepreneurs in the DC metropolitan area, CLALS has partnered with
BizLaunch, an entrepreneurial assistance network located in Northern Virginia.
CLALS has entered into a cooperation agreement with
Transparency International (TI) to produce, disseminate, and promote two policy briefs on security in the Northern Triangle. These policy briefs, drawing on CLALS-sponsored research carried out in recent years, will be co-branded by the Center, TI, and
InSight Crime, and will offer recommendations on reducing levels of violence, enhancing citizen security, and strengthening accountability and the rule of law.