What does LAHS stand for?
LAHS stands for Latin American Hemispheric Studies
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The Master of Arts of Latin American and Hemispheric Studies program prepares students for careers throughout the Western Hemisphere. The program's faculty members are internationally recognized authorities. Outstanding part-time professors are drawn primarily from the Washington policy community and provide insiders' perspectives on key institutions and policies. The program coordinates a dynamic series of special events that brings leading policymakers from Washington and all over the world to engage with students and faculty on issues facing the hemisphere.
The minor in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies offers students the opportunity to explore connections through the Western Hemisphere from array of perspectives across multiple academic fields. The minor is sponsored by the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas (HIA), an interdisciplinary unit that focuses on regional societies and transnational processes in the Americas. HIA strives to redefine the study of Latin America from a broadly hemispheric viewpoint, while retaining an understanding of Latin America as an autonomous region with its own internal diversities.
Robert Maguire, Professor of Practice of International Affairs and Director of the Latin American and Hemispheric Studies.
IAFF 6358 Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Brazil in the Global ArenaThis course examines the implications of Brazil's recent rise in the world stage by exploring the various facets of the country's interactions after the consolidation of democracy and economic stability, under the governments of presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The course reviews Brazil's history and the premises of the country's strategies to gain international recognition, its relations with its immediate neighbors and various parts of the world, and the domestic and international issues at the heart the country's international engagement: social inequality, climate change, environmental preservation, and renewable energy; food security, land use and agriculture; innovation, trade and competition policies.
Latin American and Hemispheric Studies The Elliott School’s bachelor’s degree in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies program begins with a foundation in political science, economics, history, and anthropology that prepares students to deal with issues that cross political and cultural boundaries. From this base, students explore a wide variety of subjects beginning with international politics and policy, moving through trade and economics, development and human rights, culture, and regional studies.