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The Latin American Studies Program facilitates learning about Latin America. It blends the Cornell curriculum, functional pathways bringing together students from diverse colleges, and fruitful collaborations with other institutions in the US and Latin American countries. LASP enriches formal instruction with experiential learning abroad, film and seminar series, visiting scholars, sponsored events, faculty and student research, and ready access to scholarly resources through campus repositories and loan programs.

Congratulations, Professor Debra Castillo

LASP would like to congratulate Debra Castillo on her nomination for President of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).  Professor Castillo previously served as director of the Latin American Studies Program at Cornell and is currently the  Emerson Hinchliff Chair of Hispanic Studies and Professor of Comparative Literatrure at Cornell Univeristy.  LASA is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America.  As president, Castillo will be responsible for the prize award committees, conferences,

Associate Professor Alejandro L. Madrid's new book published

Danzón Circum-Caribbean Dialogues in Music and Dance, written by Alejandro L. Madrid and Robin D. Moore (University of Texas, Austin) has been published by Oxford University Press (November 2013).


"Second Voices for the New Century" Conference Makes the News Abroad

Cornell's "Second Voices for the New Century" Conference made the news in Bolivia, Mexico, and Spain. Organized by Edmundo Paz Soldan, "Voices for the New Century" featured guest speakers Mario Bellatin and Cristina Rivera Gaza. Read the stories here:

Teatro Taller 20th Anniversary Volume

It is our pleasure to share with you the Teatro Taller 20th Anniversary Volume! It can be accessed here:

Law School report targets Argentine women prisoners

Women and their families are disproportionately affected by the harsh penalties imposed for low-level drug offences in Argentina, according to a report by the Cornell Law School’s Avon Global Center for Women and Justice and International Human Rights Clinic, the University of Chicago Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic and the public defender’s office in Argentina.

Click here to read more in the Cornell Chronicle...