About Us

The Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University was founded in 1979 to promote the study of Latin America and the Caribbean in Florida and throughout the United States. By forging linkages across the Americas through high quality education, LACC's research is aimed at better understanding and addressing the most urgent problems confronting the region. LACC is designated by the US Department of Education, funded by Title VI, as a National Resource Center on Latin America, recognizing it as one of the top Latin American and Caribbean Centers in the country.

LACC draws upon the expertise of one of the largest concentrations of Latin American and Caribbean Studies scholars of any university in the country, spanning a multitude of disciplines across colleges. LACC faculty associates have produced important scholarship in such areas as migration; U.S./Latin American relations and policy; trade and integration in the Americas; indigenous cultures; economic stabilization and democratization; sustainable development; religion; environmental technology, and arts and humanities.

An integral component in FIU’s the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), LACC offers a number of academic programs including the nationally recognized Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and several graduate and undergraduate certificate degrees. Located in Miami, a city known as “The Gateway to Latin America,” LACC’s students and faculty study within the heart of the region, both physically and culturally, benefiting from unique opportunities for study and research. The interdisciplinary nature of LACC programs encourages students to think critically and creatively about major issues facing the hemisphere.

We invite you to learn more about the programs, activities, and resources offered by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University.