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LASP Mission Statement

Cornell’s Latin American Studies Program (LASP) was founded in 1961 and is an interdisciplinary program for Cornell students, faculty, staff, community members, and academic visitors with interests in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has over 30 core and 60 affiliated faculty from across Cornell’s colleges, professional schools, and in the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.  LASP expands the intellectual presence of Latin America across campus by organizing regularly an array of campus activities related to Latin America and the Caribbean, including a weekly seminar series run by our Graduate Fellows, with presentations by local, national, and international scholars; workshops, symposia, and conferences; an annual visiting lecture; initiatives intended to bring graduate students and scholars from Latin America to Cornell’s campus; and a Latin American Studies undergraduate minor and a graduate concentration certificate.


Office Location

190 Uris Hall, Cornell University

Ithaca, New York 14853-7601


Office Phone: 607-255-1468

Office Fax: 607-254-5000

Office hours are from 8:30am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

For appointments, please contact LASP.



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Director/Staff Information

Kenneth Roberts


Professor of Comparative and Latin American Politics

Director, Latin American Studies Program

190D Uris Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

Tel: 607-255-8909 Fax: 607-255-5000


William Phelan

Administrative and Program Manager

190C Uris Hall