Latin American Briefing Series

The Latin American Briefing Series (LABS) brings influential academic experts, policymakers, and business leaders together at the University of Chicago to explore emerging current affairs that will shape future social, political, and economic trends in Latin America.

LABS is supported by a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant and by the Center for Latin American Studies Corporate Partners Program.

Upcoming Briefing

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Previous Briefings

Watch the video Environmental Refugees: Climate Change and Human Displacement
Teófilo Altamirano, Professor of Social Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru and Tinker Visiting Professor, University of Texas, Austin.
Energy Policy and Resource Nationalism in Latin America
David Mares
Baker Institute Scholar for Latin American Energy Studies
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy (Rice University)
Professor of Political Science
University of California, San Diego
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In Search of Democracy:
Post-Populism and Pragmatic Leftism in the Andes

Michael Shifter
President of the Inter-American Dialogue
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Previous LABS lectures are recorded and available for viewing.
Click here for our YouTube Channel.
Click here for our Podcast featuring recordings of events since 2010.
Click here for our Podcast featuring recordings of events from 2004 to 2009.