About CLAS

Join a CLAS Working Group for the 2019-20 academic year! More information

BIG THANKS for supporting CLAS on March 12 during Cal's annual BIG GIVE fundraising day. Donations to CLAS helped us to compete for additional support from campus. 

The CLAS Visiting Scholar program hosts outstanding academics and policy makers. More about the program · How to apply

The Center at UC Berkeley

Audience members at Isabel Allende's "Maya's Notebook."CLAS works to create a community of Latin Americanist students, scholars, and practitioners; to develop innovative policy solutions through our unique network; and to enhance public understanding of Latin American culture and politics in the United States.

National Resource Center

Summer research grant recipient Emma Steigerwald and research assistant Gumercindo Crispin Condori conduct research in the Peruvian Andes, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Emma Steigerwald.)The Center for Latin American Studies is a designated National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education.

CLAS Research

CLAS sponsored summer field research.CLAS supports faculty and student research on Latin America. Find out more on our Research page.