Research & Training


Center-based and affiliate faculty lead cross-campus interdisciplinary research and graduate training programs on themes of importance to Florida and the Latin American region. The Center's current research and training programs are as follows:

Crime, Law, and Governance in the Americas is designed to train students in the interdisciplinary, comparative study of crime, law, violence, justice, and related areas in Latin America and the U.S. This specialization also prepares students for research and applied careers in the fields of law and governance in the Americas.

Latin American Business Environment program is for students with a keen interest in Latin America who seek to acquire the analytical skills for careers in business, non-government organizations, or government.

Latinx Studies, Migration & Transnational Studies draws from many disciplines to provide students with a broad view of the history and the main social and intellectual issues that have shaped different groups that make up the Latinx community in the US and various diasporic communities in Latin America. 

Law and Policy in the Americas researches rule of law, judicial reform, and human rights in the Americas.

The Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute links the resources of the universities of the State University System and the community colleges of the Florida Community College System with those of state government and business to forge partnerships with Brazilian educational, government, and private-sector institutions.

Tropical Conservation and Development advances biodiversity, sustainable resource management, and the welfare of rural people in the tropics through interdisciplinary graduate education, research, and collaborative learning and practice.