LASA extends the deadline to search for its next President and Executive Council members. Deadline: September 30, 2023.

Congress Report LASA2021

March 9, 2022

Crisis global, desigualdades y centralidad de la vida 

The XXXIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), May 26 to 29, 2021, was the second virtual Congress of LASA. Its planning began as a hybrid congress that would enable both, face-to-face participation in the city of Vancouver, Canada, and virtual sessions. However, the advance of COVID-19, the appearance of new variants and the uncertainty about public global health forced the LASA Executive Council to make the difficult decision to eliminate the in-person element of the Congress by November 2020. 

Taking into consideration the experience from the LASA2020 virtual Congress, LASA worked hard to carry out this second virtual Congress successfully and managed to increase the participation figures from 3,564 in 2020 to 6,021, the number of presenters from 1,838 (2020) to 4,742, and the number events and sessions from 623 (2020) to 1,198. 


About LASA

The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin America from all disciplines and diverse occupational endeavors, across the globe. LASA's mission is to foster intellectual discussion, research, and teaching on Latin America, the Caribbean, and its people throughout the Americas, promote the interests of its diverse membership, and encourage civic engagement through network building and public debate.

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