Centers and Institutes > At the School for International and Public AffairsOne of our objectives is to increase collaboration
between various centers and institutes at Teachers College involved in
the fields of Latina/o and Latin American Education, Health, and
Psychology, as well as to increase their visibility to those interested
in studying, working, and funding in these fields.
The Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) is the center for research, teaching and discussion on Latin America at Columbia University. Its main goal is to bring together and provide resources for Columbia faculty, students and visiting scholars, recognizing the diversity of their interests and approaches while strengthening their links with Latin America and with communities of Latin American origin in the United States.
ILAS serves as a portal for scholars and institutions, inside and outside Columbia, to identify and establish productive exchanges with the different academic units of the University. The Institute is housed in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), one of the major policy institutions in the world. ILAS also depends on strong bridges with other schools and research centers within Columbia: the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Teacher's College, Barnard College, the Earth Institute, and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, among others... (read more)