The Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge of the Latin American experience in the Western Hemisphere. It builds on a long-standing and distinguished tradition of scholarly interest in the diverse regions that make up Latin America, including Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
The Latino Migration Project, a collaborative program of the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the AARP’s Multicultural Outreach Award. The organization was recognized on October 11 at St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation’s Hayti Heritage Center in Durham. The award recognizes organizations that have demonstrated excellence in working with diverse communities in North Carolina.
The first conference of the International Congress on “The Indigenous Peoples of Latin America 19th-21st Centuries, Advances, Perspectives, and Challenges will be held October 28-31 in 2013. This meeting aims to strengthen cooperation and to further practical and intellectual exchange between academics and professionals from Latin America, the U.S. and Europe who study and work with Latin American indigenous peoples from the perspective of history, ethnohistory, anthropology, or other related sciences, and also from the perspective of designing and implementing policies for social development or the preservation of indigenous peoples’ cultural heritage.