The Center for Latin American Studies is Berkeley's home for research, publications, and events about Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Center for Latin American Studies brings together leaders, thinkers, and scholars of Latin America and the Caribbean into a vibrant and dedicated community.
The Center for Latin American Studies presents events connect the best of Latin America and the Caribbean to our educators, students, and community members at Berkeley and around the world.
The Center for Latin American Studies publishes research on Latin America and the Caribbean, written by Berkeley students, faculty, and the greater community.
UC Berkeley offers a wide range of paths to engage with Latin America and the Caribbean. As a research unit, the Center for Latin American Studies provides academic and research resources for study of the region.
CLAS offers funding for research and study in Latin America and the Caribbean, with ongoing grant programs for students, faculty, and visitors.
By Harley Shaiken | Commenting on the Spring - Fall 2018 edition of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.
By Natalia Garbiras-Díaz | Sergio Fajardo is trying to practice a new kind of politics in Colombia, mounting a challenge to the established system.
By Peter Evans | Looking at the roots and processes leading to the overthrow of Brazil's Rousseff government.
By Elizabeth McKenna | Examining Brazil's "coup in three acts," which ousted Dilma Rousseff and installed Jair Bolsonaro.
By James Gerardo Lamb | Giorgio Jackson went from student leader to the most popular member of Chile's congress in the blink of an eye.
By Adan Martinez | Alison Post and Tomás Bril Mascarenhas study how Argentina's subsidies for energy and transportation are constraining policy moving forward.
By Aryeh Neier | The author reflects on his experience of Nicaragua's 1979 revolution and the photography of Susan Meisalas.
Art and Text | The photography of Susan Meiselas, from Nicaragua's 1979 revolution and the protests of 2018.
By Lesdi Goussen | Berkeley student and Nicaraguan-American Lesdi Goussen on the current state of the country and the Meiselas photos.
A Reflection by Harley Shaiken | Teodoro Petkoff, an eminent Venezuelan political critic who passed away in 2018, is remembered.
An Interview With Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas | Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas reflects on Mexico's tumultuous 1968 after fifty years.
CLAS Student Research | Climate change and its consequences are "the new abnormal." CLAS-supported research looks at two possible effects.
By Katherine Siegel | Berkeley student Katherine Siegel examines the impact of hurricanes on Caribbean agriculture in an era of climate change.
By Emma Steigerwald | Changes in glacial melting are affecting frog populations in the Peruvian Andes, in a study by Berkeley student Emma Steigerwald.
By Harley Shaiken | On the influence one innovative scientist had in Latin America.
By Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett | Discussing the life and legacy of scientist and inventor Stan Ovshinsky.