During these eight months of pandemic, LASA has been able to deal with uncertainty and to keep the LASA2021 Congress alive. This has involved not only organizing round tables and panels, but also rethinking the overall experience of a Congress in virtual terms: sections meetings, award's presentations, informal meetings, among others. The Association’s three publications -LARR; LARC and LASA Forum- have also been sustained, as well as Project Muse which allows our Latin American membership to access indexed academic journals. Finally, LASA has reinforced its on-line activities such as LASA Dialogues and is about to implement a virtual book exhibition with different publishing houses.
To assist with the budgetary difficulties and cuts our academic community and the universities have suffered, whilst being mindful of the sustainability of the Association as well as the commitment to providing a quality congress, LASA has implemented a series of measures we want to report to the membership.
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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