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.
Academic Forum for the New Constitution in Chile
The Forum brings scholars, practitioners, and opinion leaders for high-caliber academic debate as Chile seeks to build a more inclusive, participatory, and responsive system.
This initiative implements a learning model that allows for the accelerated development of new capacities related to science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), to enhance the innovation of Chilean youth and ensure their full participation in the challenges of the 21st century.
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.
Chilean University Alliance for Women in Academia
This Alliance aims 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, inspired and nurtured by Harvard’s Faculty Development & Diversity Office.
Recupera Chile brings together Harvard and Chilean communities 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.
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.
Lights on the South, 15 Years of Harvard in Chile
Journalist Paula Molina, Harvard Nieman Fellow ‘13, decided to find and tell the stories of the lessons and findings made in her country and reveal how curiosity, empathy, and love for knowledge can guide us to unexpected places.
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.