About Us

Who We Are

The Center for Latin American Issues (CLAI) is a premier academic institution dedicated to the scholarly research and study of issues pertaining to the Latin American and Caribbean region, and to the dissemination of knowledge and understanding of those issues.

  • For more information on The Center for Latin American Issues click here.

What We Do
CLAI operates a great variety of programs. These include student and faculty exchanges with institutions in Latin America; training programs for GW students and Latin American government and business leaders; research support; and development of seminars and conferences that bring scholars and regional leaders to GW to discuss current Latin American events and issues.

CLAI Advisory Board
The CLAI Advisory Board provides programming advice to the Center. It is composed of distinguished individuals who have extensive knowledge and experience in the region, and includes diplomatic representatives, international public servants, business executives, representatives of non-governmental organizations, and GW faculty.

  • To view the list of members on CLAI's Advisory Board click here.

CLAI Fellows
This honor is bestowed on individuals who have made significant contributions to advancing the Center's objectives.

CLAI Staff
For biographical information on CLAI staff click here.