Founded in 1994 by then-President Neil L. Rudenstine and alumnus David Rockefeller, DRCLAS is an inter-faculty initiative, with offices in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, positioned to be intellectually poised to respond to real-world changes in the Americas resulting from democratic transitions and economic restructuring.
Fifteen senior faculty members who serve three-year renewable terms meet with the Director and Executive Director each month to advise on Center policies and operations.
Over one hundred faculty members from across Harvard's schools meet each year to guide the Center's development and to recommend candidates for the RFK Visiting Professorship.
Visiting Scholars & GSAs
Graduate Student Associates
GSA positions are designed to facilitate and supplement a student’s independent research toward their PhD or advanced professional degree on topics related to Latin America.
The DRCLAS Advisory Committee continues to be a singularly important source of counsel and support for the Center. Advisory Committee members, as well as members of the Brazil Office Advisory Group in São Paulo and the Regional Office Advisory Group in Santiago, provide critical advice and support.