A record-breaking 13 Brown students have enrolled in the Brown in Cuba semester abroad program for Fall 2015. The group includes Latin American and Caribbean Studies concentrators and CLACS Student Assistant Emma Phillips (class of 2017), as well as students in a wide range of concentrations, from Health and Human Biology to International Relations.
CLACS would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to the Latin American and Caribbean Studies graduating concentrators of 2015! We are so proud of this brilliant, diverse, and committed group, and we can't wait to see what they do next.
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is pleased to announce that Emma Strother, Student Assistant at CLACS since 2012, has won the Samuel C. Lamport prize for the "best thesis on international understanding with an emphasis on cooperation and tolerance." Her undergraduate international relations honors thesis, titled Political Economy and Global Arts for Social Change: A Comparative Analysis of Youth Orchestras in Venezuela and Chile, examines the influence of political economy on the implementation of public arts programs.
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is proud to present the 2013-2014 CLACS Annual Report. The complete report is available online here. Many thanks to Karishma Bhatia (Brown University '15) for the design.
In an excellent talk on Monday, twin authors Gabriel and Aron Lesser (Brown '15) discussed the steps they took to write and publish "Piecing Together São Paulo: An Insider’s Guide to Food, History, and Culture in a Bustling Metropolis." They have developed a new model for 'non-consumptive' urban tourism that they believe can be applied to most big cities.