David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

David Rockefeller Center For Latin American Studies

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

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Founded in 1994, Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) works to increase knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environment, and contemporary affairs of past and present Latin America. The Center's main office is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Harvard University. DRCLAS also has offices in Brazil and Chile.

Mission

• To expand research and teaching on Latin America and related fields at Harvard University

• To strengthen ties between Harvard and institutions throughout Latin America

• To enhance public understanding of Latin America in the United States and abroad

Overview

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies is one of 11 inter-faculty initiatives at Harvard overseen by the Office of the University Provost, with an administrative home in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The Center's structure reflects its inter-disciplinary mandate: The Executive Committee comprises eight senior faculty members from throughout the University. A separate Policy Committee, helps to direct the Center's development.

While the Center is not a teaching unit of the University, it contributes to the Harvard's teaching mission. The Center supports faculty-directed research projects and academic conferences. It funds students who want to learn more about Latin America through research, work, study, or volunteering in the region. The Center also provides funding to underwrite course-based field trips to Latin America and to...
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