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From the Director
¡Bienvenidos! ¡Bem vindos! Welcome to the website for the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the five regional interdisciplinary research centers of the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs in Syracuse University's Maxwell School. PLACA
provides a scholarly and cultural home for students, faculty, and community members who share a common interest in Latin America and the Caribbean. PLACA serves as a point of contact between the SU community and scholars, activists, and others from
the region. I invite you to explore our website and to participate in the many opportunities and programs that PLACA offers.
COVID-19: We continue to follow the advice of local public health officials in regards to in-person events. Please check this calendar for the latest safety protocols before coming to campus or other in-person venue.
Modern Paraguay: Uncovering South America’s Best Kept Secret - New Book by Tomás Mandl
Tomás Mandl, an MAIR graduate (2005) and a PLACA member, publishes a book: Modern Paraguay: Uncovering South America's Best Kept Secret.
2021 Research Grants
Attention Graduate and Doctoral Students: This year the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA) will grant awards to graduate students of up to $1,500 to support field research in Latin America and the Caribbean during the summer of 2018.
2019 PLACA Colloquium
MA and Ph.D. students as well as
select advanced undergraduate students from the Central New York Region presented their research in progress related to Spain or Latin America and obtained feedback from students and faculty.
Remembering Mexico’s Dirty War 50 Years After Tlatelolco - New Article by Gladys McCormick
Professor Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Chair in Mexico-US Relations, publishes a new article on the 1968 massacre of students in Mexico.
Comparative Racial Politics in Latin America - New Book by Professor Kwame Dixon