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Visit our events calendar to see upcoming public programs.
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CLAS organizes and collaborates on a diverse array of events that relate to student and faculty interests in addition to reaching out to members of the local community interested in Latin America. CLAS supports a wide variety of outreach activities: in 2016–17, we organized and cosponsored more than 100 events, including conferences, lectures, panel discussions, art exhibitions, and musical performances. CLAS works closely with nearly two dozen partners—on campus and throughout Chicago—that make our programming possible.

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During the academic year, CLAS accepts proposals for UChicago faculty- and student-led conferences and events. Please review our guidelines for submitting an event proposal.


The Latin American Briefing Series (LABS) brings influential academic experts, journalists, and policymakers together at the University of Chicago to explore emerging current affairs that will shape future social, political, and economic trends in Latin America. LABS events are advertised through our events calendar. Video and podcast recordings of all LABS events (since 2004) are available through our Publications and Videos page.


CLAS proudly supports two Graduate Workshops, the Latin American History Workshop and the Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean. Both groups meet biweekly in Kelly 114, CLAS's seminar room. Workshop meetings are listed on our events calendar.

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Given our considerable resources and the close ties Chicago has to Latin America (see Latin America in Chicago for more information), CLAS organizes public engagement activities that extend the impact of the University into our local and regional community. Regular K–16 educator training workshops (organized with on- and off-campus partners), the current events-themed Latin American Briefing Series, and performing and visual arts presentations constitute a rich outreach program that reaches sizeable audiences. Visit our Public Engagement page for more information.

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