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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Center for Brazilian Studies announces Lemann Fellows for 2014–15

The impressive roster of graduate students come from different regions of Brazil and are studying a broad array of disciplines.

More than a sport, soccer gets students excited about learning

Teacher training at UCLA inspires educators to examine "The Beautiful Game" and bring the world's most popular sport into the classroom

Mexican consul general enthusiastic about collaborating with UCLA

At a recent meeting with Mexican experts from across the UCLA campus, Mexican Consul General Carlos M. Sada expressed a keen interest in collaborating with the university.

Smithsonian Magazine article features Dr. Karin Nielsen

The Center for Brazilian Studies director is highlighted in an article on the work of UCLA professor and engineer Aydogan Ozcan.

“At the Crossroads” symposia series continues to inspire

Physicians and social scientists spoke about the relationship between humanitarianism, medicine and anthropology in Latin America on May 2 at the final symposium in a series hosted by the Latin American Institute.

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