CLAS UPDATE--March 12, 2020

CLAS UPDATE--March 12, 2020


Dear CLAS Community,

As you have likely heard, Chancellor Gallagher shared guidelines to follow as Pitt responds to the risk and potential impacts of COVID-19 in the most effective and rational manner possible. A key takeaway is the how important social distancing may be as a preventative measure.

In line with good practices, CLAS has taken steps to re-program all Spring and Summer events including more than 10 people. This includes our Film Series, the LASPP Conference and our signature annual Latin American and Caribbean Festival, all postponed until the Fall.

On the other hand, we are working to develop remotely available events, such as the Latin America Update, in order to allow the CLAS community to pursue our mission to the extent that technology and possibilities allow us to.

Please stay tuned as we work, in short order, to propose opportunities for you to engage with CLAS in virtual settings, and as we speed up our timeline for making more digital resources available to you.

Take care,
Manuel A. Roman-Lacayo, Ph.D. (He, Him, His)
Associate Director
Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
University Center for International Studies (UCIS)
University of Pittsburgh 

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: Luis Bravo, CLAS Academic Advisor at
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This event has been postponed until the two first weeks in September, stay tuned for more information.

The Deciding Vote? The Role of the Latinx Community in the 2020 Presidential Election

Strange Days podcast host & legendary public opinion researcher Fernand Amandi takes center stage (along with Pitt Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann Cudd and World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh President and CEO Betty Cruz) to discuss the changing dynamics of American politics.

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New Date for the Festival!


Saturday, September 26, 2020

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~The 24th Latin American Social and Public Policy Conference was postponed until the Fall~

October 15-17, 2020
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