Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference

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On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh decided to POSTPONE the 24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference until March 25-27, 2021.The conference will now be a three day event to accommodate current and new participants.

Given the range of participants from the United States and abroad, the LASPP Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the conference until the Spring of 2021.  We would like to make certain that potential international travel restrictions related to COVID-19 do not curtail attendance. Participants will be receiving an email with further instructions.

If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact: Luz Amanda Hank at or Joao Guedes Neto at


Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference

The LASPP Conference was first held in 1996 and has been held annually since then. It has been organized by the graduate students from the LASPP Graduate Certificate Program at CLAS at the University of Pittsburgh. We welcome all students, undergraduate and graduate, and faculty members who are enthusiastic about social and public policy in Latin America to submit paper proposals, panels, posters and participate in the conference. As every year, it is a great space for discussing the current issues in Latin America and get to know more friends and colleagues interested in the region. To view information related to last year's LASPP Conference, click here.

For more information on the 2019-2020 Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference, click here.