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    Faculty Spotlight: Visiting Scholars

    DRCLAS Visiting Scholars 2021-2022 come from a wide range of countries and disciplines, working in fields ranging from art history to political science to gender studies, from public administration to environmental history to economics. Gathering from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Venezuela, Mexico, the US & beyond, Visiting Scholars come together to research projects and exchange ideas in a lively intellectual environment.

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    The Battle Against Fake News in Brazil’s 2022 Elections

    What needs to be done so that we don’t see a repetition of the “Big Lie” of US elections play out in Brazil?  On April 13th, this panel will discuss what needs to be done to ensure free and fair elections in Brazil.

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    DRCLAS Podcast: Faculty Voices

    Thomas B. F. Cummins is the new director of Dumbarton Oaks, a Harvard-owned research institution in Washington, D.C. A Harvard History of Art and Architecture professor and an expert on pre-Columbian and Latin American colonial art, he discusses future plans for Dumbarton Oaks and a recent conference there on the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan.

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    Apply to be a Graduate Student Associate

    Graduate Student Associate (GSA) positions are designed to facilitate and supplement a student’s independent research toward the PhD or advanced professional degree on topics related to Latin America. Deadline extended: May 1, 2022.

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    DRCLAS YouTube Channel

    Have you miss any of our events? Catch up on the latest lectures and seminars on the official DRCLAS YouTube Channel.

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Explore Our Work

What We Do

Through programs, grants, fellowships, and activities, DRCLAS strives to provide support and resources for students, faculty, and scholars working in and on Latin America. 

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Where We Work

With offices located in Santiago, São Paulo, Mexico City, as well as Cambridge, DRCLAS offers programs covering all of Latin America.

About Where We Work


The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University works to increase the knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environment and contemporary affairs of Latin America; foster cooperation and understanding among the peoples of the Americas; and contribute to democracy, social progress and sustainable development throughout the hemisphere.