CLAS@Pitt Summer Newsletter. July  2019

CLAS@Pitt Summer Newsletter. July  2019


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CLAS Events

Student Events, News, & Opportunities

Internships, Fellowships, & Funding Opportunities

Call for Papers, Training, & Conference Information

For Faculty

Community Events

Employment Opportunities


  Friends of CLAS  

FREE CLAS pens and stickers this summer 2019!  
Come and visit us this summer and receive an appreciation gift! 

Please note: to collect your gift you will need to visit our office at 4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall (4 floor)


Reminder! If you would like to add a CLAS sponsored event to your Outlook or Google calendar(s), visit: and search by event or date.
CLAS Events
News from Startalk Summer Program!

Passport to Brazil 

Brazilian Portuguese Languages and Culture Summer Program

One week left! Congratulations to our high school students, assistants, coordinators and directors of the program! 

STARTALK is a federal grant program administered by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland. STARTALK grants fund summer world language learning programs for students learning critical need languages. STARTALK’s mission is to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking, and teaching critical need foreign languages. STARTALK offers students creative and engaging summer experiences that strive to exemplify best practices in language education.

Photo: students from Portuguese Startalk: Passport to Brazil 2019


For more details:

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Student Events, News, & Opportunities
Certificate information for undergraduate and graduate students:

The number one priority of the Center for Latin American Studies is its students. CLAS seeks to expand and enrich resources on the Latin American and Caribbean region at the University of Pittsburgh in order to offer its students multidisciplinary academic training programs of the highest quality that complement a degree in a discipline or profession.

Undergraduate Programs:   
Graduate Programs:

To set-up an advising meeting with the CLAS Advisor go to:    

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities 

There are four unique opportunities for early career scholars to receive funding to conduct research in North and South America.

Brazil, Canada, Chile & Mexico

The competition is currently open to U.S. citizens until September 16, 2019

For more information and to apply here:[]=163&field_award_multi_country=All&field_award_grant_length=All&field_award_degree_reqs=All&field_award_category[]=319

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Internships, Fellowships, & Funding
National Association of Latino Arts and Culture

Grant Opportunities:

WOLA Internship in Washington, DC!
Sally Yudelman Internship Program 

WOLA’s Sally Yudelman Internship Program seeks to give interns hands-on experience and broad exposure to human rights advocacy and the foreign policy-making process.

Please submit all application materials via email to Cayla Spear at or on Handshake.


August 4: Fall Internship (late August through December), selections will be made in early August.
November 3: Spring Internship (mid-January through May), selections will be made in mid-November.

For more information:


Operation Walk Pittsburgh

Spanish Interpreter Needed! 

Operation Walk Pittsburgh is a private, not-for-profit, volunteer medical services organization which provides free surgical care for patients that have no access to life-improving care for arthritis or other debilitating bone and joint conditions in Latin American countries. Operation Walk also educates in-country orthopedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals on the most advanced treatments and surgical techniques for diseases of the hip and knee joints. This is done in conjunction with surgeries to help create a lasting contribution to patient care in developing countries. 

The Operation Walk Pittsburgh chapter was started by Dr. Tony DiGioia, Medical Director of the Bone and Joint Center at Magee-Womens Hospital, in 2009 as an initiative of the AMD3 Foundation. To date, Operation Walk Pittsburgh has completed nine successful, international missions to Guatemala, Panama, Honduras and Cuba and given the gift of mobility back to nearly 500 patients in need. The team will return to Antigua, Guatemala in October of 2019 to mark its 10th mission and 10th anniversary. Each year, a team of surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, other healthcare professionals, interpreters and general volunteers is recruited for Operation Walk’s volunteer travel team. 

We are currently accepting applications for our 2019 mission and are in need of Spanish interpreters. Spanish bilingual speakers are preferred but applicants processing advanced Spanish will also be considered. Professional experience in healthcare is also a plus, but not required. Applicants must be available to travel September 28 - October 5th, 2019 and must agree to a modest fundraising commitment. If you’d like to learn more or are interested in applying to our travel team, please visit You can also email Nick with general questions.

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Call for Papers, Training & Conference Information 

Latin American Studies Asociation (LASA) 

To learn more about upcoming Conferences, visit this link:

LASA2020 Call for Papers is now open 
Join LASA in Guadalajara, Mexico!

Deadline: September 5, 2019, 5 p.m. EDT.

23rd Annual CAF Conference
Sep 4–5 2019 Washington, DC


On September 4th and 5th, nearly 1000 world leaders will convene at the Willard InterContinental (1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004) in Washington, DC for the 23rd Annual CAF Conference, jointly organized by CAF - Development Bank of Latin America, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the Organization of American States.   


Participation in the conference is free and open to the public. A complete agenda and other speaker names are forthcoming. For general inquiries, email For press inquiries, contact

V Congreso Internacional 

"Ciencias, Tecnologías y Culturas"
Mini-Congreso Internacional del Conocimiento

Instituto de Estudios Avanzados, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, 31 de octubre al 2 noviembre de 2019

Los resúmenes serán enviados a quienes coordinan el simposio hasta el 31 de agosto de 2019. Quienes coordinan deberán enviar notas de aceptación o rechazo hasta el 30 de septiembre y entregar archivos con el conjunto de resúmenes aceptados a la Organización del Congreso el 10 de octubre.

El valor de la inscripción será de 80 US o su equivalente en pesos chilenos, que se pagarán durante el congreso. Ello dará derecho a todos los servicios y beneficios: participación académica, certificado, bolso con materiales, refrigerios y cocteles, entre otros.

Contacto de informacion:  

Para más información click aqui  o visite la página web:  

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For Faculty
Dear CLAS Faculty,

Resources at the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) for its affiliated faculty. Includes resources throughout the University.   For more information please visit our faculty link here:


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Community Events
Let us know about events going on in the community! 
To submit events, visit:
Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

For more information about event sponsored by the PMAHCC please CLICK HERE
Speed Networking at Rivers Club

Join us for a Speed Networking Event at Rivers Club. Network with new friends and mingle with old ones while enjoying live music and a refreshing drink.  Enjoy one complimentary drink and complimentary appetizers thanks to Rivers Club Management, while you network and listen to live music

Where: The Rivers Club- One Oxford Center, Downtown

When: Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Admission:  Members & Non-Members $10 * Includes one (1) alcoholic drink plus appetizers

To register here:


Pittsburgh International Children’s Film Festival

July 26-Aug. 1

Bright, exciting, and inspiring selections of children’s films from around the world take over Row House Cinema for a week each summer during the Pittsburgh International Children’s Film Festival.

Movies from Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay and more!
For more information and tickets here:

Research Study opportunity 


Are You Hispanic, 60
Years Old or Older?

The University of Pittsburgh is looking for Hispanic adults aged 60 and  older for an in-person research study. The purpose of this study is to learn more about financial decision-making among older adults.

For more information call Toll-Free: 

 Participation will require a 2-3 hour in-person visit once a year for 3 years, to our campus offices. 
You will be paid up to $150 for your participation. Travel expenses will also be reimbursed. 
If you are interested, call us for a brief, confidential phone interview to see if you are eligible. 


Latin American Cultural Union (LACU) 

For more information about event sponsored by LACU please CLICK HERE

Latino Family Center (LFC) 

For more information about events and information by LFC please CLICK HERE

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh hosts various clubs, classes, and conversation groups related to Spanish. These including "Spanish for Beginners," "Spanish Conversation," and "Spanish II."

To browse events related to Spanish offered by the library, click here:

These classes are for adult learners and are FREE.
You do not have to register for the classes or bring anything.
New participants are welcome at any time.


Let's Speak English

If English is not your first language and you would like a place to practice, come to the Library! Join other non-native English speakers for friendly, low-stress conversation.

Mondays  |  6:30 p.m.
CLP - East Liberty

Tuesdays  |  6:45 p.m.
CLP - Brookline

Tuesdays  |  6 p.m.
CLP - Squirrel Hill

Tuesdays  |  6:45 p.m.
CLP - West End

Wednesdays  |  5 p.m.
CLP - Main (Oakland)

Thursdays  |  5:30 p.m.
CLP- Carrick

Fridays  |  1 p.m.
CLP - Downtown & Business

Want to know more?

Casa San Jose 

Extended Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Casa San Jose esta extendiendo sus horas de oficina en nuestro segundo local en East Liberty.

Si quiere hacer cita o comunicarse con esa oficina por favor llame al (502) 682-4540.

For more information on Casa San Jose, visit:



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Employment Opportunities

Secondary Spanish teacher needed! 

Beaver Area School District- Beaver, PA

Secondary Spanish Teacher--Beaver Area School District--Beaver, PA 
Pennsylvania Certification in Spanish PK-12 is Required

For more information email:

Latin American Studies Asociation (LASA) 

To learn more about LASA employment opportunities , please visit this link:

GLOBAL LINKS - Job Opportunity 
Volunteer Supervisor (PT)

For more information and to apply here:

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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.

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:

Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh

For more information about tickets and events visit: or

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:

Global Links

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:

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.

Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

The fall 2018 issue of the LASA Forum is now available for viewing online at:

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.

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 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:

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:

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. 

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.

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:

Revista Hallazgos

We invite you all to read our latest issue / Lo invitamos a todos a leer nuestro último número:

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.

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