CLACS is pleased to release the latest issue of Focus on Faculty. The publication highlights the exciting and varied work of Brown University faculty regarding Latin America and the Caribbean. This issue highlights exciting research and teaching by our faculty on topics ranging from climate change, to social violence, to undocumented immigrants, and the recently rediscovered poems of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. As always, many thanks for your support of CLACS!
CLACS is pleased to welcome Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies Marcelo Leiras to Brown for the Spring 2016 semester. Professor Leiras is teaching Representation and Governance in the Federations of Latin America, a seminar examining the relationships between federalism, political stability in plural societies, economic development, democratic representation, and equality.
Brown University and the Universidad Nacional de General San Martín (UNSAM) in Buenos Aires, Argentina have launched a program of faculty and graduate student exchange. Each institution has pledged to establish up to two competitive scholarships per academic year for social scientists to make research visits to the other. Grants are open to faculty, post-docs, and graduate students.
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Brown University is proud to announce that it has been awarded a multi-year Field Research Grant by the Tinker Foundation. The grant provides $10,000 annually over three years to support pre-dissertation fieldwork in Latin America and the Caribbean by Brown doctoral students from all disciplines. The funds from the Tinker Foundation will be matched each year by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Graduate School, bringing the total amount available to $20,000 per year.