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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.


A territory, understood as a site to be defended, is anchored by parameters of exclusivity and control. Territory is often associated with physical land mass, attributing sovereignty to nations.

Summer 2023 Internships in Ecuador Application Deadline is January 15th, apply today!

6:30 pm

Anna Comstock Hall (Latino Living Center)

4:30 pm

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 163 Uris Hall

6:00 pm

Africana Center, Multi-purpose room

Call for Presentations-LACS 60th Anniversary February 2023 Research Symposium “Un-Charting Territories” Friday, February 17th & Saturday, Februar
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.
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
Learn more about Latin America and the Caribbean in a course that will also help you work toward achieving the Latin American studies minor.
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