News & Events

  • Professor Emerita Marysa Navarro has been awarded the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) lifetime achievement award at the International Congress in Lima, Peru, on April 30, 2017. 

    Read the full story here.


    Refused admission by public universities and unable to get funding from private ones, aspiring students find another way.

    Melissa and Ashley, identical twins from Georgia, shared a bedroom while growing up. They had the same best friend, took classes together in high school, and dreamed of becoming artists in their own collective. “We’re like two different people with one brain,” Melissa liked to say.


  • Resources at Dartmouth for Undocumented Students and DACA Recipients

    Please visit the following link for a list of departments at Dartmouth that serve undocumented students and DACA recipients. For more information on any of these services, please consult the links.

    Dartmouth President, Phil Hanlon, has joined other university presidents in signing a statement...

  • Elias D. Krell is the 2016-2017 César Chávez Fellow

    Elias graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and College in Voice Performance and Ancient Greek, respectively, and sang opera professionally for three years before entering the PhD program in Performance Studies at Northwestern University and beginning their own music composition practice in the same year. Graduating with the degree in 2014, Elias was Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in Women Studies...

  • Promises to deport undocumented immigrants were central to the campaign of president-elect Trump, leading to uncertainty about the status of many Dartmouth students, particularly those whose residency had been protected under the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Dartmouth’s policy has been to maintain “citizenship-blind” admissions and financial aid, consistent with DACA. LALACS faculty unanimously urged President Hanlon to reaffirm this...

  • During the summer of 2016, Jade McLaughlin ’17 and Madellena Thornton ’17 worked as Global Health Initiative interns at Hospital Cayetano Heredia (HCH) in Lima, Peru. Their work on emergency preparedness focused on the willingness of healthcare workers to respond in a disaster.

    by Madellena Thornton ‘17

    The eight districts in Northern Lima stricken by poverty are incredibly vulnerable to devastation from a natural or biological disaster due to the lack of first-...

  • Abraham F. Lowenthal, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, University of Southern California, discusses whether & how Latin America matters to the U.S. today.

    Monday, October 10, 2016


    Room 003, Rockefeller Center

    Sponsored by: Rockefeller Center

    Intended Audience(s): Public

    Categories: Lectures & Seminars

    This lecture will address two central questions: how have transformative changes over recent decades and...

  • Adventurers who want to take full advantage of Dartmouth might want to bring their passports: More than half the students study abroad before they graduate. And as demand for international learning grows, so does the list of Foreign Study (FSP), Language Study Abroad (LSA), and other programs spreading across the globe.

    One student who’s taken full advantage of the Frank J. Guarini Institute for International Education is Pilar Brito ’16....

  • In 2008 I joined the U.S. Navy. Today I am a Lieutenant pursuing a master’s degree in Mexico. Upon entering Dartmouth I knew that I wanted to study in the LALACS department. Everything about Latin America intrigues me: the history, culture, politics, geography, and people. As an interdisciplinary program, I was able to satisfy my interest in all these areas. Additionally, with the flexibility of the D-plan and the encouragement of the LALACS department, I was able to spend three terms of my...

  • A group of 19 Dartmouth undergraduate students, three medical professionals, and two Geisel medical students recently traveled to the northern Atlantic autonomous region (RAAN) of Nicaragua and spent two weeks on a experiential learning international service trip working as volunteers in a medical clinic and on a construction team. Participants in the program engaged in thoughtful reflection, learned many aspects about Nicaraguan culture and history from the communities in Nicaragua, and...