• LA Film Fest 2016: Looking At the Stars
    Directed by Alexandre Peralta.

    Saturday, June 04, 2016
    ArcLight Cinemas
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • LA Film Fest 2016: Lupe Under the Sun
    Written and directed by Rodrigo Reyes.

    Sunday, June 05, 2016
    ArcLight Cinemas
    6:45 PM - 8:15 PM

  • Journey Within and Without
    A series of films by independent Mexican filmmaker Matías Meyer will show at the Billy Wilder Theater on June 17 and 18. Meyer will be in attendance both evenings.

    Friday, June 17, 2016
    Billy Wilder Theater
    7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

  • Beyond Borders:
    This five-day K-12 professional development workshop will examine the historical, sociocultural, political and economic forces associated with migration to and within the Americas, with a focus on Latin America. The workshop will feature interdisciplinary presentations and discussions on patterns of migration and a variety of related topics, from immigration policies to the diverse experiences of men, women and children. Experts will introduce various texts and primary sources to shed light on how migration has shaped Latin American cultures and societies from ancient times through the early 21st century.

    Monday, June 20, 2016
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Brazil hobbled by political and economic crises
    Although Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is likely to be impeached, it is unlikely that her impeachment will resolve either the Petrobras corruption scandal that has devastated the country’s political class or the country’s economic crisis.

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.


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