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Director’s Welcome

David Mares

Welcome to the Center for Iberian Latin American Studies (CILAS) at the University of California San Diego. CILAS has a long and proud tradition as one of the strongest interdisciplinary programs focused on Latin America and the Iberian peninsula in the U.S. We welcome your participation in our Center, whether through attendance at our weekly lecture series, application as a graduate student or Visiting Scholar, or submission of your manuscript for publication in our Sussex Academic Press series. Please browse our website, and if you don’t find what you need, feel free to contact us directly.

Events & Announcements


June 13, 2014 LAS Graduation

June and July 2014 Partnership with Upward Bound Summer Residential Program

August 21, 2014 Latin American Studies Teacher Institute

October 20, 2014 The Guatemalan Genocide Case: Erasing the Tension between International and National Justice

October 23, 2014 Fall Reception

October 29, 2014 San Diego 1915.  Balboa Park and the Construction of a Cultural Identity