The University of Georgia’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute is a coalition of over 150 affiliates from all of UGA’s colleges and professional schools. LACSI promotes research, education, and service & outreach related to Latin America, the Caribbean, and US Latinos. Consider participating in one of the Initiatives, or supporting the vital work being done through them.
The Latin American and Caribbean region has had major social, cultural, political, and economic impact on the United States. This influence has increased exponentially over the last decade, especially in the state of Georgia. Establishing in-depth understandings of the region and its peoples, including those who have come to the United States from those regions and their descendants, has become crucially important in the state, and the challenge will likely grow in coming decades. LACSI’s primary mission is to address this need by promoting research, education, and service and outreach on Latin America, the Caribbean, and US Latinos. In order to achieve this goal, LACSI shall:
- Coordinate and administer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in support of and in collaboration with the disciplinary and multidisciplinary interests of LACSI’s faculty;
- Support and carry out research, education, and service and outreach activities related to LACSI’s mission;
- Sponsor and provide, within its budgetary limitations, small grants for students and faculty.