Last month, our Annual Latino Public Affairs Forum (ALPAF) explored access to health services for at-risk Latino youth. In an April 12 segment, The Kojo Nnamdi Show featured several ALPAF panelists for a discussion that highlighted the unique challenges facing Latino youth when accessing health care that isn't always culturally-competent. Check out the segment: "For Latino Youth, Health Is About Much More Than Just Health Care"
CLALS and the School of Public Affairs are pleased to announce the recipients of the William M. LeoGrande Prize for the best book on U.S.- Latin American relations, and the William M. LeoGrande Award for the best scholarly book or article on Latin American or Latino Studies published by a member of the American University community, for 2016-2017:
Tore C. Olsson, Assistant Professor, Department of History, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Agrarian Crossings: Reformers and the Remaking of the US and Mexican Countryside (Princeton University Press, 2017)
Michael Bader, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences, (with Siri Warkentien) "The Fragmented Evolution of Racial Integration since the Civil Rights Movement" ( Sociological Science, 2016)
Click here for more information on the LeoGrande competition and the work of these two scholars.
With a grant awarded from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), CLALS launched a new two-year project intended to provide a detailed snapshot of the scale and operation of these two clandestine industries in Latin America, including their increasing impact on vulnerable or endangered species and the role of criminal organizations in both industries.