One of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive & distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly & professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in NYC and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis.
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) was founded in 1966, as the first area studies center at NYU. Today it is one of the premier centers of its kind in the country. The Center’s national and international reputation derives from the strength of its approximately 130 research-active affiliated faculty Among them are presidents of national professional associations, members of the National Academy, finalists for the Pulitzer Prize, recipients of Guggenheims, NEH, ACLS, Ford, Rockefeller, MacArthur and other prestigious fellowships and honors.