The Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) was founded in 1969 with the following purposes in mind:

  • To facilitate networking and information exchange among persons, in Canada and abroad, engaged in teaching and research on Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • To foster especially within Canadian universities, colleges, and other centres of higher education, the expansion of information on and interest in Latin America and the Caribbean; and
  • To represent the academic and professional interests of Canadian Latin Americanists.

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CALACS Announcements

Critical Pan-Americanisms: Solidarity, Resistance, Territories- UPDATE!

Critical Pan-Americanisms: Solidarity, Resistance, Territories

Faculty of Social Sciences, Universidad de Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica

8th to 10th of July 2015


Special panels on:
Critical Pan-Americanisms, Migration, Indigenous Struggles in Costa Rica, Indigenous Education, Natural Resources and Extraction, Biodiversity  


Keynotes Speakers and highlighted talks

Luis Guillermo Solís, President of the Costa Rican Republic, Dr. Jim Handy CALACS 2015 Distinguished Fellow, Dr. Mario Blaser (Canada), Dr. Gustavo Morales (Colombia), Dr. Gioconda Herrera (Ecuador), Dr. Daniel Mato (Argentina), Dr. Gabriel Ricardo Nemogá Soto (Canada), and Dr. Felipe Montoya (Canada), Dr. Juan Pablo Pérez Sainz, FLACSO Costa Rica


Daily film screening in the presence of filmmakers


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