Congratulations to the LASA2022 Kalman Silvert Awardee: Ronald H. Chilcote

March 9, 2022

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Latin American Studies Association is pleased to announce the LASA2022 Kalman Silvert Awardee: Ronald H. ChilcoteProfessor Emeritus of Economics and Political Science at the University of California Riverside.

Professor Chilcote receives this award for his outstanding lifetime contribution to the field of Latin American Studies through his academic work, his intellectual leadership as director of Latin American Perspectives, his endless efforts to build bridges between Latin American and US scholars, and his mentorship of younger generations. 

Ronald H. Chilcote will be publicly congratulated by the LASA President, Gerardo Otero, during the Welcome Ceremony of the Association's XL International Congress LASA2022 “Polarización socioambiental y rivalidad entre grandes potencias”, May 5–8, 2022.

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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