• On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria slammed into the Caribbean, soon after Hurricane Irma. Puerto Rico was one of the hardest-hit islands. Maria destroyed thousands of homes and the island’s power grid, leaving millions without electricity — reportedly the longest blackout in U.S. history.
  • Congratulations to our 2018 Stanley J. Stein Thesis Prize Winners: Maxwell Banks Grear & Carolina Salazar
  • The Princeton University Library and Program in Latin American Studies, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, are pleased to announce the acquisition of historical manuscripts about African slavery and the plantation economy in colonial and imperial Brazil.
  • This spring, 12 Princeton undergraduates in the course “Inca Art and Architecture” learned firsthand the critical role that landscape can play in the structure of a civilization — while challenging their own perceptions of what “civilization” means.
  • Watch the video from our recent 50th Anniversary Symposium. This event brought together current and former directors, faculty, staff, and students to reflect upon the early beginnings of the program and to discuss future trajectories in Latin American Studies.
  • February 15 – June 15, 2018 From the Collection of Alma Concepción and Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones Princeton, New Jersey.
  • After returning to campus for his 10th year Reunion celebration, Antonio Lacayo ’07 reflects upon what his Princeton experience meant to him. It was a place for exploration, of being completely aware of your identify and yet completely free at the same time.
  • The Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an array of exciting and thought-provoking events this semester. Over Princeton’s history, PLAS has been and continues to be the home for scholars and students seeking to engage with the history and the contemporary issues that characterize Latin America.

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Sounding Board

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018

When Dan-el Padilla Peralta was 4, he and his parents left the Dominican Republic and traveled to the United States for better medical care

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018

In the fall of 2018, Princeton’s history department will offer 

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2018

Emeritus Professor  Arcadio Díaz Quiñones writes on Puerto Rico, silenced history, and memory.

Friday, Feb 23, 2018
Chilean writer Ariel Dorfman on Pablo Neruda, immigration, and Spanish war refugees in the 1930s and reflects on the meaning of solidarity today