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Georgetown supports interdisciplinary research and teaching on Latin America around three critical challenges facing the region: governance and the rule of law, economic growth and innovation, and social and cultural inclusion.


Alvaro Santos in front of CAROLA banner

Alvaro Santos of Georgetown Law's Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas co-authored the report "Trade, Economy, and Work" (in collaboration with Chris Wilson of the Wilson Center and other experts), which offers policy recommendations for U.S.-Mexican economic relations in…

Michael Reed-Hurtado

CLAS Professor Michael Reed-Hurtado published a piece on the 6,402 civilians killed and falsely passed off as combatants by the Colombian military during civil conflicts between 2002 and 2008. The article examines the path forward and the difficulties of obtaining justice for those killed.

Man with iPhone typing on laptop

Christina Huntzinger, Karolína Kvačková, and David Mauer—all May 2020 graduates of Georgetown's Master of Arts in Latin American Studies program—have published their capstone on digital economy strategy in Colombia with the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

Woman cooking tortillas over a wood oven

Professor Patricia Biermayr-Jenzano shares her research on the effects of obesity in Latin America in a new paper (in Spanish) for the International Food Policy Research Institute. There is concrete evidence of the existence of a significant gender gap, with women being affected in a higher and…