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    Remote Student Programs

    DRCLAS offers a variety of both center-structured and independent remote opportunities for currently enrolled Harvard University students and student groups seeking engagement with Latin America. The deadline for J-Term applications is November 2, 2020.

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    Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration

    Join us, in collaboration with the Peabody Museum, on Sunday, November 1 for a virtual special event and outdoor candle lighting.

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    Collective Isolation in Latin America

    Documenting the Impact of COVID-19 through Photography

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    Photo credit: Rodrigo Abd, "Mass for the Dead"  from the series The Virus Strips Peru.
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    Levitsky named DRCLAS Director

    Steven Levitsky, David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government, has been named faculty director of DRCLAS.

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    Tuesday Seminar Series

    The Tuesday Seminar Series returns on September 8th with a focus on Latin American politics and economics; Democracy in Chile and Brazil; and Police Legitimacy

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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, Buenos Aires, 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.