Education Across the Americas

Every year, ALAS organizes a conference that brings professors, scholars, students, and activitists together to address educational issues pertaining to the Latin American and Caribbean Diaspora. Our annual conference aims to create academic, cultural, and social networks reuniting the Latin American community at Teachers College as well as individuals and scholars interested in Latin American issues.

March 30, 2012

ALAS 10th Annual Conference:

Education Across the Americas

  • Time: Friday March 30st, 2012 // 8:00 AM -7:30 PM
  • Where: Milbank Chapel, at Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Keynote Speakers:
  • Prof. Bruce Fuller (UC Berkeley) and Prof. Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College)
  • Free Admission

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  • Education Across the Americas 2012:

    Educational Research and Policy: Multiple Perspectives

  • The Association of Latin American Scholars (ALAS) is pleased to host its 10th Annual Education Across the Americas Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University.

  • This conference aims to create a space in which members of different learning and scholarly communities from Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America, share their experiences and knowledge on the promotion of educational development and educational change across the Americas. Through this transnational dialogue, scholars can learn from the research and analysis that has been done in different national, cultural, linguistic, political and economic contexts, and draw upon these experiences-- translating and adapting solutions and lessons learned.

  • We invite you-- scholars, educators, students, NGO representatives, advocates and researchers-- to join us this year at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City.

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  • Conference Supporters

    ALAS' annual conference is made possible by generous support from: The Presidentís and Provostís Student Event Fund at Columbia University; the Office of Student Activities and Programs at Teachers College (TC); The International and Transcultural Studies Department at TC; The Office of the Vice-president's for Diversity and Community Affairs at TC; the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University; and the TC Student Senate.