CLAS International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) meets annually to offer perspectives on a broad range of matters of concern to the center. Members are invited to offer perspectives on Center activities and strategic directions, and on opportunities for collaboration with institutions abroad. They also provide critical insights into new opportunities for research and innovative policy directions. 

David Bonior
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1976 – 2002) and Democratic Whip (1992-2002)

Maria Echaveste
Policy and Program Development Director at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, The Berkeley Law School, University of California, Berkeley

Christopher Edley
The Honorable William H. Orrick, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Faculty Director, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, Berkeley Law School;  Dean of The Berkeley Law School (2004-13), University of California, Berkeley

Felipe Grimberg
Author and Latin American & Contemporary Art Dealer. Among the few art dealers authorized to represent artist Fernando Botero.

Agustín Huneeus
Vintner and proprietor of Veramonte Vineyard in Chile and Quintessa Winery in Napa; President, Huneeus Foundation; Founding President of Chile California Council 

Ricardo Lagos
President of Chile (2000-06); President, Foundation for Democracy and Development

Steve Silberstein
Co-founder and first President of Innovative Interfaces Inc.; Trustee, University of California, Berkeley

Pravin Varaiya
UC Berkeley Professor of the Graduate School in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science