The UCLA Latin American Institute is a vital regional, national, and international resource on Latin America. Since its founding in 1959, the LAI has equipped generations of leaders, professionals, and students with the information and skills required for understanding the vast and complex region of Latin America. The LAI supports research by funding grants and foreign-language instruction, and disseminates recent scholarship through conferences, workshops, public programs, teacher training, and publications.


Center for Brazilian Studies announces Lemann Fellows for 2015–16

The impressive roster of graduate students come from different regions of Brazil.

FICG IN LA 2015 (August 27-30, 2015)

UCLA Latin American Institute is a Supporting Organization of the FICG in LA 2015 and host of five films.

Women in Latin American history: Reality defies stereotypes

A recent professional development workshop for K–12 teachers offered by the Latin American Institute shed new light on the role of women in the region.

UCLA attracts the best minds of Chile

Three students from Chile will begin graduate programs at UCLA in summer and fall 2015, courtesy of scholarships provided by the Chilean Comisión Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología.

Aisha Finch publishes new book, 'Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba'

Aisha Finch, UCLA assistant professor of gender studies and African American studies, has published the new book, “Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844." The book is part of the Envisioning Cuba Series published by the University of North Carolina Press.

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