The mission of the Latin American Studies Association is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America and the Caribbean region and its people, to promote the interests of its diverse membership, and to encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.
Building on the expertise of more than 12,000 members and our vibrant academic exchanges in our international congresses, LASA launches a new initiative, LASA Dialogues, that seeks to create an online space where invited experts from different disciplines analyze pressing current issues of the region.
By using an open-access online platform that allows us to connect with experts from different parts of the world, and sharing it on LASA’s Facebook page, YouTube channel, and website, LASA Dialogues fosters discussions that encourage different points of view and promote social justice, inclusion, and diversity.
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.
If you wish to interview a LASA Executive Council member, you can contact the LASA communications office at (412) 648-7929 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.