The XXXVI International Congress of the Association of Latin American Studies will take place in Barcelona from May 23 to 26, 2018 at the Barcelona International Convention Center and will focus on the theme "Latin American Studies in a Globalized World”. Up to 8000 participants will be expected. Panels include, for example, a panel organized by the Smart Specialization Strategies Platform (S3Platform) of the EU Joint Research Center (JRC), scheduled for May 25 with the theme of “Specialization in Latin America and the EU: regional challenges and transcontinental opportunities”. The EU-LAC Foundation is one of the main institutional sponsors of the LASA2018 Congress.

The Association of Latin American Studies (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world that brings together individuals and institutions dedicated to the study of Latin America. With more than 12,000 members, of which the next percent reside in the United States, LASA is the association that brings together experts in Latin America from all disciplines and diverse initiatives around the world.

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