Located in the heart of New York City's Greenwich Village, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at NYU serves as a bridge to local and global communities. We create a network of people interested in the region, and we collaborate to further expand Latin American and Caribbean studies. Founded in 1966, CLACS is a renowned leader in teaching, research and programming about the region.
Whether it is through our K-12 curriculum planning, our MA program, or our popular public events, CLACS increases the visibility of Latin American and Caribbean-related issues. Our efforts are consistently recognized by the Department of Education, resulting in our designation as a Title VI National Resource Center. This means that we can offer increased support to students, faculty, teachers and interested members of the public.
The environment at CLACS is creative and innovative, allowing for new ways of thinking about area studies. Interdisciplinary in nature, CLACS serves as a hub of current research across fields, schools and sectors. No matter your level of experience with the region, we encourage you to explore the educational resources and programming of our center.