Congratulations to the LASA2020 Kalman Silvert Awardee: Wayne A. Cornelius

January 21, 2020

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Latin American Studies Association is pleased to announce the LASA2020 Kalman Silvert Awardee: Wayne A. Cornelius, distinguished Professor of Political Science and U.S. - Mexican Relations, Emeritus, University of California San Diego.

Wayne A. Cornelius will be publicly congratulated by the LASA President, Mara Viveros-Vigoya, during the Welcome Ceremony of the Association's XXXVIII International Congress LASA2020 “Améfrica Ladina: vinculando mundos y saberes, tejiendo esperanzas” in Guadalajara, Mexico / May 13 –16, 2020.

The Kalman H. Silvert Award was created in 1982 to honor the first president of the Latin American Studies Association and a leading figure in Latin American studies during his lifetime. It recognizes senior members of the profession who have made distinguished lifetime contributions to the study of Latin America. The award is given at each LASA International Congress.

Kalman Silvert Award

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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