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These interdisciplinary collaborations serve as incubators for ideas and instruments for educational and social change.

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2.27.24 | summary of discussion panel on ecuador

Discussion Panel Flyer. "Ecuador: Reconfigurations under the shadow of insecurity"

Read the summary and see some pictures of the first LACSI discussion panel of 2024! 

Mesa de Español (Spanish Conversation)

Mesa de Español - Information Flyer

LACSI's Mesa de Español is back!

Come if you need to practice or brush up your Spanish.

Sessions are on Mondays from 4pm to 6pm, thru April 29 
(except on March 4).

For more information, please contact our facilitator, Mario Juárez (

¡Nos vemos pronto!

27th annual Conference on the Americas

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI), the University of Georgia (UGA), and the AU/UGA Medical Partnership hosted the 27th Annual Conference on the Americas in the Miller Learning Center on February 16-17, 2024

The Americas Council provides an annual conference for presenters and participants to explore critical socio-cultural, political, economic, environmental, global, regional and national issues including the challenges and opportunities facing Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada.

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Our Graduate Program

The requirements for a LACSI Graduate Certificate are:

Four graduate courses with significant Latin American or Caribbean content from at least two disciplines. Two of the four courses must contain ≥ 75% LAC content. Some suggested courses are listed below. However, additional courses taken toward a graduate degree can be applied to the certificate provided they include significant LAC content. (One of the four courses can be an independent core study.) A grade of B or better is required in all course work.

Students must demonstrate that they have done substantive research on a Latin American or Caribbean topic through their thesis or other written work.

Read more about our LACSI Graduate Certificate

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