NOTE: These are organizations based locally, nationally, and internationally. We recommend that you visit each website for more detailed information about each organization and its services.
Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA)
Americas Society (AS)
Is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. Its mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship. http://www.as-coa.org/
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States and the first global think tank. For updates and information about events and topics visit: http://carnegieendowment.org/programs/
Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh
For more information about tickets and events visit: http://www.music.pitt.edu/ or http://www.music.pitt.edu/events
Council Hemispheric Affairs
Founded in 1975, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), a nonprofit, tax-exempt independent research and information organization, was established to promote the common interests of the hemisphere, raise the visibility of regional affairs and increase the importance of the inter-American relationship, as well as encourage the formulation of rational and constructive U.S. policies towards Latin America. In 1982, COHA’s board of trustees voted to expand its mandate to include monitoring Canadian/Latin American relations.
Since its inception, COHA has been one of the most active and broadest-based U.S. private bodies dealing with the entire spectrum of political, economic and diplomatic issues, as well as responding to the economic and political challenges confronting the nations of this hemisphere. From its beginnings, COHA’s board consisted of the leadership of some of this country’s most important trade unions, professional organizations and religious groups, as well as distinguished civic and academic figures, who joined together to advance their common belief in support of representative government and pluralistic institutions throughout the hemisphere.
For more information contact: http://www.coha.org/
Global Links is a medical relief and development organization dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship and improving health in resource-poor communities, primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean. Our two-fold mission provides hospitals with a socially and environmentally beneficial alternative to sending hundreds of tons of still-useful surplus materials to landfills.
Hospitals and clinics in under-served communities often lack the supplies and equipment necessary to provide even basic care to their patients, resulting in needless suffering and deaths. At the same time, the US healthcare industry generates a staggering amount of medical surplus which, without intervention, is destined to pile up in our landfills.
Global Links' innovative model of recovery and reuse connects these two social problems in a way that helps to solve both, creating a "virtuous circle" that converts an environmental burden to a life-saving purpose. For information about events and programs visit: http://www.globallinks.org/
Latin American Council of Social Science
The Latin American Council of Social Science (CLACSO is a non-govermental international organization with UNESCO associate status, established in 1967. We currently bring together 394 research centers and graduate school in the field of social sciences and humanities n 26 Latin American countries, North America and Europe.
Latin American Perspectives
Latin American Perspectives is a theoretical and scholarly journal for discussion and debate on the political economy of capitalism, imperialism, and socialism in the Americas. For more than forty years, it has published timely, progressive analyses of the social forces shaping contemporary Latin America. http://latinamericanperspectives.com/
Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
The fall 2018 issue of the LASA Forum is now available for viewing online at: https://forum.lasaweb.org/
This issue features timely articles on the current situation in Nicaragua, collected by Juliet Hooker, and an update from Wayne Cornelius on the US administration’s actions to restrict entry of migrants fleeing violence in Central America.
From the 2018 LASA Congress in Barcelona, we offer presentations given at the presidential session “Revisiting 1968 in Latin America: 50 Years Later,” as well as an account of the pre-Congress program of the Otros Saberes Section by Adriana Pou Hernández.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based in Washington, D.C., The Chronicle has more than 70 writers, editors, and international correspondents. http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5
Latin American Research Review (LARR)
The Latin American Research Review (LARR) is an interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Latin American Research Review now has a blog, hosted by the information platform Panoramas at the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh, highlighting recent and forthcoming articles: see the LARR blog.
LARR was founded in 1965 by a consortium of U.S. universities. When the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) was established the following year, LARR and LASA merged, with the journal becoming the association's official scholarly journal.
Starting at University of Texas at Austin in 1965, the editorship moved to the University of North Carolina in 1974, and then to the University of New Mexico in 1982 before returning to the University of Texas at Austin in 2003.Dr. Philip Oxhorn at McGill University was editor in chief from 2006 to 2016. The new editor in chief, starting in 2017, is Professor Aníbal Pérez-Liñán at the University of Pittsburgh.
Beginning in 2017, LARR is open access and online-only at larrlasa.org. No subscription is needed to access new content.
The Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programas Fall (NRIEP)
The Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programas Fall (NRIEP) Fall 2018 Newsletter is now available: https://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/sites/default/files/documents/NRIEP%20Newsletter%20Fall%20%202018_v2.pdf
OLA (Observatory in Latin America—Observatorio Latino Americano)
The broad objectives of OLA are to: Improve academic and public understanding by observing and studying the processes of political and economic change underway in Latin America; Foster a public dialogue between and within the United States and Latin America about the challenges of building social democracy in a globalized world, including creating opportunities for Latin American leaders to directly express their views to audiences in the United States, and; Collaborate with Latin American institutions to further these objectives within countries across the Hemisphere by linking and mobilizing ideas and institutions.
For events visit: http://observatorylatinamerica.org/
The Economic Commission for Latin America CEPAL (news)
The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA) -the Spanish acronym is CEPAL- was established by Economic and Social Council resolution 106(VI) of 25 February 1948 and began to function that same year. The scope of the Commission's work was later broadened to include the countries of the Caribbean, and by resolution 1984/67 of 27 July 1984, the Economic Council decided to change its name to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); the Spanish acronym, CEPAL, remains unchanged.
ECLAC, which is headquartered in Santiago, Chile, is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded with the purpose of contributing to the economic development of Latin America, coordinating actions directed towards this end, and reinforcing economic ties among countries and with other nations of the world. The promotion of the region's social development was later included among its primary objectives.
In June 1951, the Commission established the ECLAC subregional headquarters in Mexico City, which serves the needs of the Central American subregion, and in December 1966, the ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean was founded in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. In addition, ECLAC maintains country offices in Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo and Bogotá, as well as a liaison office in Washington, D.C. https://www.cepal.org/en
The World History Center, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh
The World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh emphasizes research, teaching, and international collaboration on the global past, with attention to policies for the global future. The Center, directed by Patrick Manning, is located in the Department of History and is affiliated with the Global Studies Center and the University Center for International Studies.
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of key contemporary international issues throughout Western Pennsylvania. Established in 1931, the Council is committed to informing opinion leaders and decision-makers about developments around the world as they unfold, and to educating them about the relevance of such developments to the region.
The Council also has a special focus on secondary schools throughout the region, and works to give students and teachers a more nuanced understanding of the global issues of our time. https://www.worldpittsburgh.org/
The Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh
The Humanities Center has been running for seven years. Its vitality derives from the energy of Pitt’s faculty and students in the humanities and associated departments. Thanks to all the hundreds whose scholarly and intellectual passions generate the proposals and fuel the participation that together make a flourishing center. For more information: http://www.humcenter.pitt.edu/
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The Institute for Humane Studies
The Institute for Humane Studies is the leading institute in higher education dedicated to championing classical liberal ideas and the scholars who advance them.