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CLACS sponsors and hosts a variety of academic conferences, lectures, and symposia throughout the year to foster dialogue between faculty and practitioners and to help to promote research in a variety of disciplinary and professional fields related to Latin America and the Caribbean. Our ongoing events include the Latin American Research Forum and the annual Graduate Student Conference. Please sign up for our e-newsletter Novedades for more related events on the IU campus or surrounding community. View past events here.

Upcoming Events

October 1, 2015

American Evangelical Spiritual Warfare and Vodou in Haiti. Dept. of Religious Studies Lecture by Elizabeth McAlister. Location: Morrison Hall Hoagy Carmichael Rm. More >>

October 13, 2015

Undergraduate Open House from 4-6pm. Location: GISB Atrium. Join us for snacks and the announcement of the winner of the CLACS Undergraduate essay contest. More >>

October 14, 2015

Music and Intangible Heritage in Brazil by Dr. Carlos Sandroni, Brazilian Fulbright Scholar. Part of the Latin American Research Forum. More >>

November 5, 2015

Valentina Napolitano. Guest lecture; more information forthcoming.

November 11, 2015

Zafè Fatra (The Affair of Trash): Haiti's Trash-Talking Musicians and Their Pursuit of a Cleaner Port-au-Prince by Rebecca Dirksen, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology. Part of the Latin American Research Forum. More >>

December 9, 2015

Our Lady of Many Causes: Religion and the Politics of Heritage in Bahia, Brazil by Stephen Selka, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies. Part of the Latin American Research Forum. More >>