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Latin American Studies Association (LASA)


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The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional Association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 12,000 members, nearly 60 percent of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe.

LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas; to promote the interests of its diverse membership; and to encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

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Upcoming Important Dates

  • November 20, 2016
    Notifications of proposals acceptance/rejection are sent to proposal participants.
  • January 20, 2017
    Notifications of acceptance/rejection of travel grant requests are sent to participants


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May 23 – May 26, 2018, Barcelona, Spain
Centre Convencions International Barcelona

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