About CLAS

Career Opportunity at CLAS! Come join our team dedicated to bringing Latin America's best to Berkeley, and sending Berkeley's best to Latin America. More information

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

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.