Mission & Priorities
The Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) aspires to be a leading research center linking faculty, students, and the community from across Kansas, the country and the world in the interdisciplinary study of the histories, cultures, and societies of Latin America and the Caribbean. We aim to serve as the best resource in our region and a model in the country for excellence in research, education and outreach. We strive to advance knowledge and seek solutions to pressing questions related to Latin America and the Caribbean. CLACS works to place this region in a global conversation, and promote multiculturalism on campus and in our community. Finally, CLACS seeks to provide an environment for learning and working where differences are valued and each person is supported and offered an equitable opportunity to achieve their academic and professional goals.