The building hosts the Latin American Cultural Center and LASA offices.
From 2002 to 2010, as LASA grew f rom 3,000 to 10,000 members, its activities also expanded. The decision was made to publish the Latin American Research Review (LARR) as an open access publication and other new initiatives were established. Given this exponential growth, it became apparent that there was a need for physical space to accommodate the growing LASA staff.
At the same time, the LASA Executive Council (EC) made it a priority to take actions that would ensure LASA’s logistical effectiveness and independence, or at the very least to ensure the organization would have suitable physical space for its current and future needs.
LASA’s Property History
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.
If you wish to interview a LASA Executive Council member, you can contact the LASA communications office at (412) 648-7929 or send an email to email@example.com.