Distinguished Tropical Biologist Paulo Oliveira at FIU


LACC is honored to co-host distinguished tropical ecologist, Prof. Paulo Oliveira from the Dept. of Animal Biology, Uni Estadual de Campinas. Prof. Oliveira is in residence at FIU until February 15, 2015, to conduct research on ant-plant interactions in the laboratory of Suzanne Koptur, Dept. of Biological Sciences. See more.

Apply now! Tinker Field Research Grant


The Tinker Foundation Field Research Grants Program is designed to provide budding scholars with funds for travel to and within Latin America to conduct pre-doctoral research and develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their fields of study. Universities may receive funding at the $10K or $15K level-LACC was awarded the more prestigious $15K grant with the possibility of 2 additional 1-year renewals. LACC's 1:1 match brings total support for Tinker grant awardees to $90K over 3 years.

LACC and LAPOP Co-Host Public Release of 2014 AmericasBarometer


LACC is honored to have been selected by the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) to host the public release of results from the Western hemisphere's leading public opinion survey, AmericasBarometer. The survey provides critical insight related to public policy, scholarship and business, and LAPOP's partnership with LACC is yet another example of the Center's strategic importance related to hemisphere. Click for program and RSVP

Upcoming Events

Lecture by Paolo Olivera: Ant-plant Interaction in the Savanna: From Behavioral to Community Ecology

01/12/2015 03:00 PM

Renowned tropical plant biologist and FIU Biological Sciences’ visiting scholar, Dr. Paolo Oliveira, from Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil, discusses his research on the interaction between plants and ants in the “cerrado” savannah of central Brazil. Part of LACC’s Brazil Program of Excellence. Free and open to the public.

MALACS Orientation

01/16/2015 12:00 PM

Orientation for incoming MALACS students. By invitation only.

Book presentation: ALBA: 10 years later

01/22/2015 01:00 PM

Bruce Bagley and Magdalena Defort, UM, present published works on ALBA (Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América) as the trade bloc celebrates 10 years. Founded by Chavez and Castro, its 11 member-nations consolidate economic integration based on social welfare, bartering and mutual economic aid, as an alternative to US sponsored FreeTrade Zones. Bagley and Defort analyze trade trends and the changes brought by ALBA over the past decade. Part of LACC’s Andean Program of Excellence

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