David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

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Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS)

"Founded in 1994, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University works to increase knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environment, and contemporary affairs of past and present Latin America. Use the navigation bar at the left to find out more about the Center's history and its broad selection of cultural and scholarly programs." [1]

"DRCLAS was founded as an initiative to promote high-quality teaching and research on Latin America and related fields at Harvard University. Neil L. Rudenstine, then University President, and David Rockefeller B.S. '36, LL.D. '69 (honorary), grandson of John D. Rockefeller, found they shared a sense that Harvard should be intellectually poised to respond to real-world changes in the Americas resulting from democratic transitions and economic restructuring." [2]

Executive Committee

  • Merilee S. Grindle - Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development (KSG), Chair
  • John Coatsworth - Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs
  • David Carrasco - Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America
  • Thomas B. F. Cummins - Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art History
  • Jorge I. Domínguez - Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs
  • William L. Fash - Bowditch Professor of Central American and Mexican Archaeology and Ethnology
  • Martha Field - Langdel Professor of Law
  • N. Michele Holbrook - Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Kenneth Maxwell - Visiting Professor of History; Senior Fellow, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
  • Fernando Reimers - Ford Foundation Professor of International Education; Director Of International Office
  • Doris Sommer - Ira Jewell Williams Jr. Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Diana Sorensen - James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature; Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Starnbach - Associate Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
  • John Womack, Jr. - Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics


Also see Policy Committee

Advisory Committee


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Web: http://drclas.fas.harvard.edu