The mission of CLAS Berkeley

The UC Berkeley campanile, Sather Tower.

The mission of the UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is to inspire new ideas and research by bringing together academics, artists, decision-makers and entrepreneurs from Latin America, the United States, and the world at the University of California, Berkeley, by:

  • hosting public events with leading scholars, policymakers, artists, entrepreneurs, and social leaders from across the Americas;
  • supporting Berkeley faculty and student research;
  • bringing information about Latin America to a wider audience through our website and publications;
  • building a community among Latin Americanist scholars, researchers, students and practitioners.