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Director’s Welcome

David Mares

Welcome to the Center for Iberian and 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


10/15/19 Fall Reception

10/31/19 Energy Futures: Implications for Climate Change and Focus on Baja California

11/1/19 Wither Chile? What's Next?

11/14/19 Right-Wing Populism and Borders: A Global Perspective (Co-sponsored event)

11/21/19 Corruption and Corporate Political Participation. An Analysis of Straw-Man Donations in Brazil

12/2/19 Bolivia: What is Happening, Why and the Road Ahead

12/3/19 Strong Executives, Weak Parties? How the Separation of Powers Shapes Party Institutionalization

Winter 2020  Call for 2020 Tinker Field Research Grant Competition