Latin American Studies

A young Puerto Rican girl in a classroom holds up an American flag
Searing images from the 1940s taken by photographer Jack Delano appear to be of the destruction wrought on Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. Columbia now holds an archive of his remarkable work.
Rodolfo de la Garza
Who will turn out to vote on November 8? Rodolfo de la Garza, Eaton Professor of Administrative Law and Municipal Science and Professor of International and Public Affairs, has insight into a key block of voters: Latinos.

Thomas Trebat, an economist and political analyst, is director of the Columbia Global Centers, Rio de Janeiro. A former Latin America analyst on Wall Street, he now travels extensively in Brazil to build the University’s connections with partner institutions in government and academia.

'El Diario La Prensa,' the nation’s oldest continuously publishing Spanish-language newspaper, has given the University some 5,000 photographs documenting the lives of New York’s Latinos and their contributions to the city and its culture.

With the primary goal of building capacity to recruit and fund scholars and students dedicated to social and civic engagement in Brazil, the Lemann Foundation has signed a multimillion dollar agreement with Columbia University for the benefit of several related initiatives.

L-R: Provost John Coatsworth; Mailman School Dean Linda Fried; Marina Grossi, president of the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development; Israel Klabin, director of the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development; Sociology Professor Saskia Sassen; and Architecture Dean Mark Wigley at the opening of the Columbia Global Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In an ongoing strategy to broaden Columbia’s already extensive global presence and perspective, University President Lee C.

Spider-man clings to the side of a building, cleaning windows; Wonder Woman does a load of laundry; and Superman delivers take-out.

Maria Hinojosa

Maria Hinojosa, a groundbreaking news anchor and reporter for NPR, PBS and CNN who has covered the marginalized and powerless in America and abroad for over 25 years, is the recipient of the 2012 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism, Columbia University’s Graduate School of J

Jack Agüeros is a poet, playwright, short story writer, translator and author of five books. He was an activist in New York’s Latino community in the 1960s and ’70s and director of El Museo del Barrio for close to a decade. Agüeros, who turns 78 on Sept.

Columbia University today announced the 2012 winners of the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes for outstanding reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean.

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