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Cornell's focal point for research, teaching, and engagement on Latin America and the Caribbean, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) celebrates our 60th anniversary (1961-2021) with a new name that recognizes our ongoing commitment to Caribbean people and cultures. With teaching and research across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, LACS expands the intellectual presence of Latin America and the Caribbean at Cornell by organizing campus events to bring together faculty, students, and the Cornell community. We sponsor undergraduate and graduate minors, and we encourage students to gain meaningful international experiences through internship opportunities, study abroad programs, and short-term course visits. LACS is supported by an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Charlie Tebbutt, LACS Graduate Fellow

Polarization in Ecuador Highlights Risks for U.S. Democracy

A LACS 60th Anniversary (1961-2021) Event

Program
LACS 60th Anniversary February 2023 Research Symposium “Un-Charting Territories” Friday, February 17th & Saturday, February 18th, 2023 A
Program
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies program (LACS) is pleased to invite graduate students to apply to become a LACS Graduate Fellow for AY 2021-2022.
Minor
LACS welcomes Cornell undergraduates and graduates in all fields of study who are interested in studying and conducting research in Latin America or the Caribbean to apply for the Lat
Program
Learn more about Latin America and the Caribbean in a course that will also help you work toward achieving the Latin American studies minor.
Professor, Integrative Plant Science, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
Assistant Professor, Romance Studies
LACS Graduate Fellow ‘22-‘23
Professor, History