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Latin America and Caribbean Centre

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Latin America and Caribbean Centre
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)207 955 6770

Email LACC@lse.ac.uk


Opened in January 2016 to serve as a focal point for the LSE’s research and public engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean, the Centre builds upon the School’s long and important relationship with the region. 


LSE Global South Unit public lecture with Dr Lucila Berniell

'Skills for the future: the challenges of human capital formation in Latin America', May 3 2017

Time: 6:30pm -8:30pm

Venue: Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Chair: Professor Chris Alden, LSE Department of International Relations  

LSE Global South Unit is hosting a public lecture with Dr Lucila Berniell on the challenges of human capital formation in Latin America. Dr Berniell will present an evidence-based examination of the policies that must be implemented in Latin America in order to improve the socio-emotional, cognitive and physical skills of its human capital and move onto a path of sustained and inclusive economic growth.

More information here.



LSE-Stanford Conference on Long Range Development in Latin America,  May 11-12 2017

The Latin America and Caribbean Centre, with the support of the LSE Annual Fund, and led by Jean-Paul Faguet  and Alberto Diaz-Cayeros will co-sponsor the first LSE-Stanford conference on Long Range Development in Latin America at Stanford University in May 2017. The multi-disciplinary conference will probe into the institutional, political and economic drivers of long-run development patterns in Latin America and beyond. This conference will mark the start of a series of annual conferences, including the 2018 conference at the LSE and the 2019 at Universidad de los Andes in Bogota.



The Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC) supports the research of faculty from nearly every department across the School whose research is principally focussed on or relevant to the region.

Research expertise covers themes on which Latin America and the Caribbean has been at the forefront of the social sciences and humanities such as democratisation, citizenship and human rights, decentralisation and governance, violence, inequality and inclusionary initiatives for women, indigenous groups and youth.

LSE research offers distinctive insights to state-building, nationalism and economic policy during the nineteenth century, and to the understanding of revolutionary movements, authoritarianism and Cold War geopolitics during the twentieth. Faculty have provided leading-edge research on economic liberalisation, innovation and property rights, fiscal reform, new financial instruments, risk assessments and regulation, as well as drug policies, urban planning and design, and the effects of climate change.

More information about LACC here.

New on LSE LACC Blog:

''Post-Western'' diplomacy and the Venezuela crisis

OAS Secretary General  (OAS Secretary General, OAS, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) 

Attempts by the Organization of American States to suspend Venezuela may not succeed. But as the Trump administration reshapes its relationship with multilateral institutions, there will be opportunities for ''post-Western'' diplomacy from within the region and beyond, write David Smilde and Timothy M. Gill.