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.


LAI project on indigenous health in Latin America gets more press

The realization that caring for indigenous people in Latin America requires more than just medical knowledge & skills, has brought physicians & public health experts together with faculty from across campus to learn from each other under the auspices of the UCLA Latin American Institute.

Global Health in Peru: Information Session

Attend the International Institute's Academic Program information session to learn about this new program!

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.

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