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    Faculty Spotlight: Diane Davis

    Harvard Professor Diane Davis examines the pandemic and governance with a focus on Latin American cities and how relations between government authorities and urban mafias affect the health crisis. Her policy brief, “Emergency Governance for Cities and Regions,” co-authored with Graham Denyer Willis, is part of the Emergency Government Initiative (EGI).

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    Remote Winternship Program: Apply Now!

    DRCLAS partners with several organizations across Chile, Mexico & Peru to provide remote January internship (winternship) opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in various fields.
    Application deadline: November 1, 2021.

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    Harvard Worldwide Week 2021

    Worldwide Week at Harvard showcases the remarkable breadth of Harvard’s global engagement. From October 4-8, 2021, Harvard Schools, research centers, departments, and student organizations host academic and cultural events with global or international themes. 

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    Tuesday Seminar Series

    The Tuesday Seminar Series on Latin American Politics returns on September 7th with a semester focused on political unrest, regional elections, and migration.

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    DRCLAS Podcast: Faculty Voices

    Beer, water, local governments, and worldwide climate change are all strands that Diane Davis, the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, brings together in her latest project in five Mexican villages.

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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, 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.