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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Recent News

LACS is now accepting proposals for the 2018 University of Michigan - University of Puerto Rico Collaborative Symposium

Open to all U-M graduate students working from any discipline, methodologies, or perspective, in any part of the world or historical contexts.

The Brazil Initiative at LACS welcomes Dr. Gilberto Hochman as a visiting scholar for 2017-2018.

During the winter 2018 term, Dr. Hochman is teaching a mini-course in the History Department on the history of health and disease in Brazil. He will also give a public lecture on his research on February 12, 2018 at 2:30 pm in the International Institute.

The University of Michigan Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) stimulates and supports regionally focused academic and curricular endeavors. The center is a nexus for faculty members and students from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives who share a common interest in Latin America and the Caribbean. LACS also fosters engagement and exchange between the people of Michigan and the Latin American and Caribbean scholars, activists, and artists who make up our global community.

The Brazil Initiative at LACS is a university-wide initiative to promote research, teaching, and student and faculty exchange with the goal of fomenting and enhancing collaborations with Brazilian institutions. Seed funding is provided to U-M faculty members to build new or existing collaboration with Brazilian colleagues.

The Initiative was created in 2012 as a result of a visit to Brazil by a U-M official delegation led by former President Mary Sue Coleman. Learn more »

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We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this LACS and the Brazil Initiative need you—because the world needs Victors.