Special Programs & Initiatives
The Latin American Social and Public Policy Program of the Center for Latin American Studies addresses the need to equip future leaders, public officials, and analysts with the skills necessary to design and implement social and public policy programs appropriate to development in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
The Brazilian Studies Program serves to promote Brazilian and Brazilianist scholarship in Pittsburgh -- regularly bringing together students and faculty who have conducted research in Brazil (or plan to carry out research) and organizing programs and activities related to Brazil at the University.
The China-Latin America Research Initiative (CLARI) is a joint effort of researchers from the United States, China, and Latin America to explore the contemporary and historical forces that shape the Pacific World. It promotes a multi-disciplinary analysis of China-Latin America relations, its history, and implications for future development through joint research initiatives, conferences, and teaching. Launched in 2015, CLARI is a joint effort of the Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, and the Director’s Office of the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.