What We Do

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies works to increase knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environment, and contemporary affairs of Latin America. 


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Art, Film, & Culture

Through events and exhibitions the arts program serves as a resource for students and faculty working in the arts and strives to ensure academic presence, expand research and contribute to the University’s teaching mission. 

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Lectures, Seminars, & Conferences

DRCLAS presents a wide variety of academically inclined programming spanning all regions of Latin America as well as two curated series - Tuesday Seminar Series on Latin American Politics and the Arts & Sciences Workshop Series.

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Thematic Initatives

Programmatic activities are produced in support of global issues currently being faced in Latin America. Thematic Initiatives are selected by faculty leadership and are intended to encourage conversation and education about the important issues of today.

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Student Opportunities

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DRCLAS strives to support graduate and undergraduate students through a rich variety of resources and experiences, both abroad and on campus. Through regional programs, students can engage firsthand with Latin American cultures, communities and societies while furthering their academic and professional endeavors.

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Faculty Grants & Visiting Scholars

Faculty Grants

DRCLAS provides resources and support for faculty members doing work related to Latin America or Latin American communities in the United States.

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Visiting Scholars

The Visiting Scholars program brings together scholars and professionals from a wide range of disciplines, allowing for a term of unique cultural and academic exchange.

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ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America

ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America focuses on different themes related to Latin America. The magazine brings together different voices on each theme, highlighting the work of Harvard faculty, students, alumni and Visiting Scholars. ReVista, in its pages, seeks to contribute to democracy, social progress and sustainable development and to stimulate dialogue on these issues.

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Faculty Voices Podcast

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Faculty Voices is a podcast produced by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. Hear what Harvard faculty think about relevant topics that impact Latin America.

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Center-Wide Impact Reports

DRCLAS, including the overseas offices in Santiago, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Mexico City, produce a variety of reports detailing the impact of programming for faculty, students, scholars, and the general public.

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