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  • Jeremy Mumford, Lecturer in History, is the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Concentration Advisor. His office is located in Room 222 in CLACS at the Watson Institute, and he holds office hours every Thursday from 9am-11am and Friday from 1pm-4pm or by appointment.

Book Presentation: Latin America and the Global Politics of Climate Change

Authors Guy Edwards (Research Fellow, Institute at Brown for Science & Society) and J. Timmons Roberts (Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies and Sociology, Brown University) will present their book A Fragmented Continent: Latin America and the Global Politics of Climate Change (MIT Press, 2015) on Thursday, February 11 in the Watson Institute Joukowsky Forum (111 Thayer Street, first floor) at 11 am

The event will feature commentators Isabel Cavelier (Minister Council, Permanent Mission of Colombia to the UN), Natalie Unterstell (Environmental Leadership Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Camila Bustos (Brown Student, CLACS Fellow & Lead Researcher, Nivela), and Ximena Carranza (Brown Student & Latin America Researcher, Nivela). Light lunch following the presentation. 

Study Abroad in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain!

CLACS is thrilled to host a special information session for students interested in studying abroad in Latin America, the Caribbean, or Spain. This event will feature current Brown students who have recently studied abroad in the region Katherine Grusky (Santiago, Chile), Elizabeth Montoya (Barcelona, Spain), Emma Phillips (Havana, Cuba), and Eve Woldemikael (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

The event will be held on Friday, February 12 in the Watson Institute Kim Koo Library (111 Thayer Street, third floor) at 12 pm. Lunch will be served. 

Watch the Webcast from Zika Virus: Separating Fact from Fiction


On Wednesday, 2/10, CLACS hosted “Zika Virus: Separating Fact from Fiction,” a panel discussion with Brenna L. Hughes (Warren Alpert Medical School), Mark Lurie (Brown University School of Public Health), and Maria Mileno (Warren Alpert Medical School), Rebecca Reece (Rhode Island Department of Health’s Division of Preparedness, Response, Infectious Disease, and Emergency Medical Services). Watch the webcast from the event here. 

Accepting Applications for CLACS Fellowships

CLACS is currently accepting applications to the following fellowships for 2016-2017: The Honorable Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Fellowship for Visiting Scholars to Brown University, the Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professorship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Craig M. Cogut Dissertation Fellowshipin Latin American and Caribbean Studies. You can read more about these opportunities on our CLACS Fellowships and Professorships page. 

CLACS Undergraduate Research Awards

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is pleased to release our application for CLACS Undergraduate Research Awards! The purpose of this programis to provide financial support—with grants up to $500— for undergraduate research on Latin America and the Caribbean. 

You can view the application here for details. Review of applications for the spring 2016 semester begins February 1st. 

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