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    In CLAS we gather Georgetown faculty and researchers to do cutting edge research on topics concerning Latin America.

  • PEACE PROCESSES in Latin America

    This project analyzes the history of armed struggle and peace negotiations in Colombia in a comparative perspective.

  • Collaborative Research in Antrophology

    Joanne Rappaportexamines the dynamics of early and contemporary collaborative teams in Latin America

  • 19th Century Latin America

    A review of the latest scholarship in the field of 19th Century Latin America. Some of the topics involved: Argentina and Chile: path to independence; Slave Trade in Brazil; Social Banditry in Brazil. Project Director: Bryan Mccann.

  • CITIZEN SECURITY in Latin american cities

    A comprehensive approach to urban violence in Latin America. Directors: John Bailey, Margaret Hayes and Monica Arruda De Almeida.


    A cooperation agreement between CLAS, Diego Portales University and the "Museo de la Memoria" in Chile.

About us

Our mission is to promote high quality research on Latin America through multidisciplinary collaboration. Our vision is to be a leading center for research on topics relating to Latin America. We attempt to not only find ways to improve academic understanding of the region, but also to provide pragmatic solutions to contemporary issues.

Innovation. We are committed to cutting-edge research, combining multidisciplinary work with the quality and experience of Georgetown University researchers.

Instruction. We believe that the only way to accomplish our goals is by preparing the new generation of researchers. Young investigators are taught by our senior faculty, while they contribute with their enthusiasm, ambition and fresh perspectives. The result is that both CLAS and Georgetown University in general, as well as partner institutions are able to count on professional scientists specialized in the most varied topics related to the Latin American region.

Involvement. We understand that passion and full engagement on behalf of our researchers is necessary in order to achieve the level of innovation that we seek to produce. Motivated by our desire to truly change society through informed research, we push ourselves to work with endless dedication.

Improvement. We believe that research and discovery are the keys to progress in all communities. In this regard, we are dedicated to studying the past so that we may understand the present and be part of forming the future.


Featuring the most complete collection on Colombian peace process


CLAS co-sponsors "Catedra de la Memoria in Chile". More info

Prof. Chernick is interviewed in La Semana and in El Pais

Peace Process Project receives the Reflective Engagement Inititative Grant Award

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