Amazonia Section arrives at LASA to expand our knowledge on the Amazon basins and the environment

March 6, 2019

LASA is pleased to announce the creation of the Amazonia Section. Its objective is to increase the visibility of cultural, political, social, economic and environmental processes that involve the populations, flora, fauna, and ecosystems of the Amazon basins.

This section is made up of LASA member academics, local and indigenous community leaders, involved artists and activists and experts in environmental issues, who are not necessarily academics. Together they aim to share experiences and knowledge, learn from them and inform society about the challenges the Amazon is currently facing.

The goal of the LASA sections is to connect and increase communication and interaction between people with common interests and specialties. Thus, sections encourage participation and discussion among members of the organization as defined on topics in Latin American studies.


About LASA

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 13,000 members, over 60% 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, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

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