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 | The CLAS Chair Emeritus comments on the Fall 2020 Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.
By Harley Shaiken | Reflections on two decades of community growth and impact during his tenure as Chair of CLAS.
By Javier Couso | Looking at the prospects and process for a new Constitution for Chile.
By James Gerardo Lamb |On the upheaval in Chile and its political underpinnings, focused on Gabriel Boric, who visited CLAS in February 2020.
By María Inclán | On the stormy relationship between the Zapatistas and Mexico's president.
By Elize M. Fonseca and Ken Shadlen | On Latin America's important and growing generic drug market.
By Elizabeth Farnsworth, with María José Calderón | On the career of a legendary Chilean journalist.
By Charles Walker | On the intersection of violent conflict and the pursuit of human rights in Peru.
A Conversation Between Isabel Allende and Adam Hochschild | The two authors discuss Allende's novel, the Spanish Civil War, and the voyage of the SS Winnipeg
Two U.S. poets across 150 years speak to a vision for the soul of their country.