UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
In 1990, Latin Americanist faculty at Duke and the nearby University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill formalized a collaborative partnership by founding the Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke. The UNC-Duke Consortium has received major funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and has been designated a Title VI National Resource Center since 1991. Additional support has been received from the Ford and Tinker Foundations.
The activities and programs of the UNC-Duke Consortium complement those specific to CLACS. They include conferences, research and training working groups, film festivals, library cooperation, a summer Yucatec Maya language program and workshops for local public school teachers and community college instructors.