Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 2

Careers in International Media & Communications
International Career Toolkit Series
3:00 pm
4217 Posvar
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence, Global Studies Center, International Business Center and Study Abroad Office
Sarah Angel Markwardt
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Are you interested in global issues?
Join us Thursday, April 2nd at 3:00pm in 4217 Posvar to discuss careers in international media and communications with alumni and professionals working internationally.

Discover career opportunities for students in all fields of study.
Network with alumni and professionals in the field.

Friday, April 3

XI Undergraduate Research Symposium on Latin America and the Caribbean
(All day)
Slippery Rock University
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Department of Hispanic Language and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. and Department of Modern Languages & Cultures at Slippery Rock University
Dr. Ana María Caula
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Present your research with other undergraduate students on any topic related to Latin American Studies in literature, linguistics, art, or professional academic disciplines.
Submit a 150-200 word abstract to the following e-mail address: ( Deadline for submissions: Friday, March 6, 2015.

Presentations will be made in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Special Events & Monthly Calendar

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) provides a calendar of events at the beginning of each month. It contains a variety of events, call for papers, job postings, etc.

Cuba has been reforming, or been at the brink of a reform period, perhaps since the revolution. With an aging leadership and now decades-long economic struggles, the pace of change, however, has finally accelerated. Today Cubans can open small businesses, travel abroad, access the internet, and purchase cell phones, microwaves, and (very expensive) new cars.

The annual Latin American Social and Public Policy conference features presentations on social and public policy research in Latin America by students from the University of Pittsburgh and other universities, with comments by University of Pittsburgh faculty.

Featuring music, food, dance, arts, crafts, and children's activities from Latin America and the Caribbean.

For 50 years, CLAS has been dedicated to supporting the study of Latin America's history, cultures, and societies and the continuing challenges and triumphs that the region has experienced. Its primary mission is to develop experts on Latin America who will apply their language skills and knowledge of the countries of the region in their professional careers.