To sustain a supportive, intellectually stimulating and interdisciplinary environment for students, faculty and community members interested in the study of Latin America and the Caribbean.
To prepare better-educated citizens and future leaders to work in fields related to Latin America and the Caribbean in academics, arts and culture, business, health, government and many other careers.
Why Study Latin America & the Caribbean?
In the post-Cold War world, Latin America and the Caribbean have emerged as more important than ever. The dynamism of the region's cultures, its prodigious agricultural capacity and vast energy reserves have made the region’s place in the global community more significant than at any time since the colonial era.