The Andes & Southern Cone Program and the Regional Office in Chile with programs in Argentina, established in 2002, aim to enhance collaborative research among Harvard faculty and their counterparts in the region by encouraging faculty and student engagement, and developing programs for the Harvard community and the public at large.
The Advisory Group is comprised of senior leaders from across disciplines and sectors that act as stewards of strong ties between Harvard and the region that provide vision, advice, and support to the Regional Office and its initiatives.
ecosiSTEAM is an initiative to promote and implement a learning model that allows for the accelerated development of new capacities and abilities related to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), to enhance the creative and innovative capacities of Chilean youth and ensure their full participation and inclusion in the challenges of the 21st century.
Chilean University Alliance for Women in Academia
The aim of this Alliance is to discuss and share experiences, best practices and difficulties within the universities, in order to increase the number of women in academia and give greater visibility to the contribution they make to universities, inspired and nurtured by Harvard’s Faculty Development & Diversity Office.
Cross Media Analysis for Preventing School Violence
This research project conducts exploratory analysis into the cultural and sociological antecedents of violence in the Chilean school system, and violence-prevention initiatives through multi-media literacy methods (X-media).
This initiative responds to growing interest and urgency in the conservation of public and private landscapes in Chile and around the world, including Ruta de Los Parques in Chilean Patagonia. International participants come together in Chile to share the history, challenges, and opportunities regarding their respective landscapes with an emphasis on peer learning to achieve their objectives.
Recupera Chile brings together Harvard students, alumni and faculty, as well as Chilean academics, non-profits, private, and public sector organizations to focus on post-disaster recovery. The program focused on technical assistance, livelihood restoration, capacity building, community mental health, economic recovery, early childhood education, cultural heritage restoration, and built space in communities affected by the 2010 earthquake and tsunami.
Global Leaders Program
The Global Leaders Program, a cohort of 40 international leaders, meets annually in Southern Chile for a one-week workshop with Harvard faculty regarding community development through the arts. Throughout the week, the cohort also partners with more than 10 local institutions to co-develop innovative solutions for local social and economic challenges.
Universidad Mayor Graduate Research Grant
This collaborative program seeks to make Universidad Mayor's research centers available for Harvard graduate students via internships - capitalizing on the university's strengths in topics such as climate change, sociocultural studies, and political science.
DRCLAS offers a variety of travel grants for summer research, conferences, and internships as well as grants for Harvard student groups working with a Harvard faculty member for publications, workshops, conferences, and/or events at Harvard University related to the region or Latinx populations in the United States.
Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Grant in Chile
This grant is aimed at strengthening connections between Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and Harvard University through innovative research projects in all disciplines, including but not limited to technology, design, humanities, science, engineering, health, public policy, business, and education.
Harvard-UAI Funded Projects
From forest conservation to the law-making process of the Chilean Congress, the Harvard-UAI has funded projects that strengthen connections between the institutions through innovative research in a wide array of disciplines.
Become a Visiting Scholar
The Visiting Scholars Program offers a variety of fellowships related to the Andes & Southern Cone region including: DeFortabat (Argentina), Luksic (Chile), Santo Domingo (Colombia & Ecuador), and Custer (Peru).
Current Visiting Scholars
In the 2019-2020 academic year, DRCLAS will welcome 10 Visiting Scholars in a variety of disciplines including anthropology, literature, international relations, public policy, and visual culture.
After participating in a program in the region, students are asked to share their experiences about what they learned, who they met, and how it helped shape where they want to go in the future. This final element of participation is an informative window into the impact of student programs.