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    Student Info Sessions: Remote Summer

    Looking for a job this summer? Join the Info Session on January 29th to learn more about working with and learning about Latin America. Former student participants will join to share their experiences and tips.

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    Urban Power: Democracy and Inequality in São Paulo and Johannesburg

    Join DRCLAS, in collaboration with the Harvard University Center for African Studies and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, as Postdoctoral Fellow Ben Bradlow discusses distribution of urban public goods.

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    DRCLAS Podcast: Faculty Voices

    This Fall has been a busy season for democracy, from elections in Bolivia (and the United States) to a resounding vote for a new Chilean constitution. Steve Levitsky, director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and co-author of How Democracies Die, puts it all in context in this podcast.

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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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    Tuesday Seminar Series

    The Tuesday Seminar Series returns on February 2nd with a focus on Latin American politics and economics; Democracy in Chile and Brazil; and Police Legitimacy

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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.