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* Va'a nkuundeeun * Bem-Vindo *
* Na'an Va'a Meni *
The Center for Latin American Studies at San Diego State University has been providing educational opportunities since 1942, and is renowned for program offerings in the indigenous languages of Mexico. We offer a multidisciplinary undergraduate major and minor in Latin American Studies and a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies at the graduate level. We are also proud to offer three concurrent graduate degree programs in professional studies: Master of Arts in Latin American Studies plus a Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Health (MPH), or Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Through active participation in Latin American communities, partnerships with different educational institutions, and multiple transnational collaborations, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) seeks to provide students a unique opportunity to explore Latin America. CLAS supports research, community outreach, conferences, internships, study abroad, and other activities dedicated to teaching students, working professionals, and community members about Latin American economies, aesthetics, ecology, society, culture, and languages.
Message from the Director
Welcome to a new academic year that promises to be full of new and exciting opportunities that will advance our knowledge on, and presence in, Latin America. This last year we saw many of our projects come to fruition and many others move forward in preparation for the upcoming year. With over two dozen community events that included film screenings, guest lectures, visiting scholars, happy hours, and outreach programming, coupled with our prolific LAS faculty and students, it would take a lot more time and space than I have here to effectively review all of our successes. Briefly, I want to highlight some of the great work of our faculty and students and give you insight into what we have planned for 2016!
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News and Events
- President Obama in Cuba
On March 22, 2016, President Barack Obama addressed the Cuban people in a speech from the Gran Teatro de la Havana. Watch the full speech.
- Entre los Lentes y Fronteras: Algunas Vistas y Vidas de Mexico y Cuba/Between the Borders and Lenses, Views and Lives of México and Cuba
On April 8th veiw the photos and here a lecture by Mariana Palafox. Learn more.
- From the Heart: The Energy of Creativity, Healing, and Social Transformation- A Nimipu/Tejana Feminist Perspective
A lecture by Dr. Ines Hernandez-Avila on April 21st. Learn more.
- Fall 2016 opportunity for Graduate Students!
Take a Class in Tijuana During the Regular Semester! Learn more.