Our mission is to promote high quality research on Latin America through multidisciplinary collaboration. We seek to supply Georgetown University and other partner institutions with excellently trained researchers.
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.
Investigation. We consider the art of research as possessing its own inherent value. We never settle for the first answer or cease to continue generating new questions. We are interested in issues of social importance which challenge us to make significant discoveries.
Innovation. We are committed to cutting-edge research. This value has led us to develop a know-how that combines multidisciplinary work with the quality and experience of Georgetown University researchers, resulting in enhanced solutions for the emerging problems.
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.