News & Events

Welcome to the News & Events section for the Center for Latin American Studies! We encourage you to browse through our Calendar of Events to learn about upcoming Center events, read our blog for the latest Center news or event highlights, and learn more about the Center's annual conference and our bi-annual newsletter.

Contact Us

For Center event inquiries, please contact the Program Coordinator.

Andrea Dahdah
Tel: (352) 273-4715

For help promoting an event, please contact the Communications Specialist at with the following information (*required):

  • Title of event*
  • Date and time*
  • How to attend* (registration or streaming link, in-person location, etc.)
  • Name of speaker
  • Type of event (lecture, talk, panel, etc.)
  • Event description
  • Speaker bio and photo (if desired)
  • Promotional image or suggested imagery (if desired)

Calendar of Events

The Center for Latin American Studies holds and sponsors a variety of events throughout the year. Our events range from seminars, guest speakers, film screenings, concerts, and much more. All of our events will be listed in our Calendar of Events. To receive updates of upcoming events, subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

View our Calendar of Events!

Event Funding Request

The Center for Latin American Studies considers proposals to organize or co-sponsor faculty- and student-led initiatives from the University of Florida, as well as from other academic and cultural institutions. These initiatives include but are not limited to, conferences, lectures, invited speakers, community engagement, arts initiatives, and other events both on- and off-campus. If you wish to propose a speaker for one of the Center’s lecture series, you’re welcome to do so. We also accept proposals for a Spanish-speaking audience. Please check the LAS Event Calendar before submitting a request. Multiple events on the same day will not be considered for funding. All funding requests will have a response within 15 working days.

Submit an Event Funding Request!

Center Blog

Catch up with the latest Center news, press releases, faculty and student spotlights, and much more!

Read the Center Blog!

Annual Conference

The UF Center for Latin American Studies' Annual Conference is held in the spring. Past conferences have discussed the struggles for democracy in Latin America, alternative visions of development across the region, buen vivir and other post-development pathways, indigenous peoples and cultures, religion and identity in the Americas, and more!

Learn More!

The Latinamericanist

The Latinamericanist is the Center for Latin American Studies' newsletter. The newsletter is published every Fall and Spring semester and provides an overview of Center events, student and faculty spotlights, Center announcements, and much more.

Read The Latinamericanist!