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    human rights in cuba

    Together with the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, and the Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Harvard University, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies has issued a statement on human rights in Cuba.

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    Faculty Spotlight: Fernando Reimers

    Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, examines educational opportunities and the Covid-19 pandemic in a recent article in the Revista Iberoamericana de Educación. The pandemic has underscored the need for greater relevance of education systems to deal with social challenges and inequities, he says.

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    Call for Proposals

    In partnership with the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) at the University of Miami Libraries, DRCLAS will host the fourth New Directions in Cuban Studies multidisciplinary conference this Fall. Deadline for proposals is July 26, 2021.

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    Letter from the Director

    "To say that 2020 was a challenge would be an understatement. From a democratic crisis to a global pandemic to a long overdue reckoning with racial inequalities, this past year forced us to look hard at who we are and how we interact as a society."

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    DRCLAS Podcast: Faculty Voices

    Paul Farmer, chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, looks at why some countries have lots of vaccines and others don’t...and our responsibility to improve the inequal situation.

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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, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Mexico City, as well as Cambridge, DRCLAS offers programs covering all of Latin America.

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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.