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Recurring Events

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies organizes and co-sponsors a number of recurring events that cover a diverse range of topics and regions in Latin American and Caribbean.

From signature series, workshops, and annual conferences to welcome barbecues and film festivals, the purpose of the center is to foster academic interest in the region as well as to provide spaces to generate community among students. 

CLACS recurring events:

Isidora GSC 2019.JPGGraduate Student Conference

The annual CLACS graduate student conference aims to generate interdisciplinary conversations on themes of shared interest and to encourage dialogue between scholars from Latin America and the Caribbean and US scholars who plan research in the region.

Photo for proposal writing.jpgProposal Writing Workshop for CLACS Graduate Student Research Grants


This workshop series is open to doctoral and masters students who plan to submit their proposals for the CLACS competition for field research grants.

Screen Shot Chile crisis.pngCrisis Conversations Series 

CLACS facilitates open discussions on pressing current events that are impacting Latin American and Caribbean societies.

Students BBQ 2019.JPGWelcome Barbecue for Latin American and Caribbean Students


The annual welcome barbeque is hosted by CLACS in collaboration with the Office of Admissions and the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS). The welcome barbeque is a space provided for the Latin American community on campus to welcome incoming students from Latin America and the Caribbean.

organizing-committee Lxff.jpgLatinX Film Festival


The MSU Latinx Film Festival (LxFF) is a biennial, curated film festival that serves the state of Michigan with a special focus on the Latinx communities of Michigan State University, the greater Lansing area and the mid-Michigan region.

angie-leydi-galia-juana.JPGSeminar Series and Symposia


The Center regularly organizes and co-sponsors Latin America-focused seminars and symposiums that are open to the campus community and the broader public. This recurring events focus on timely topics from a range of disciplines in the region.