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Center receives grant for poverty-related issues in Latin America

Stanford's Center for Latin American Studies has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the U.S.-Latin American Relations Program of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to implement a two-year program focused on "The Ecology of Poverty in Latin America."

The program will foster interdisciplinary research and teaching on the dynamics of poverty in contemporary Latin America; enhance collaborative relationships between the center and scholars, government agencies and organizations in Latin America; and disseminate research results.

A working group on community health will bring together faculty and graduate students from anthropology, medicine, the biological sciences and other related departments to address the interdisciplinary nature of issues concerning poverty, environment and human development in Latin America. The grant will also support student and faculty research projects on poverty-related issues.

Additionally, the development of new courses and the mounting of two working conferences with participants from both the United States and Latin America will expand available teaching resources for the entire Stanford community. The center also will host visiting policy fellows from Latin America and support the publication of research and conference reports emanating from project activities.


By Kathleen O'Toole

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