About

Mission
The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) established a Regional Office (RO) in Santiago, Chile, in 2002 to offer support to Harvard faculty, students, and staff from any part of the University and to strengthen ties between the University and institutions in the region. With guidance and support from the RO Advisory Group and other regional partners, the office primarily serves the Southern Cone and Andean countries of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Uruguay.

Vision
The Regional Office (RO) exemplifies Harvard's Global Vision in the 21st Century: educating the citizens of the world; supporting Harvard professors and students to work in the broadest possible geographic contexts; disseminating new regional knowledge and innovative academic approaches in close collaboration with local institutions; and acting in the region as an intellectual lab convening point.

The DRCLAS Regional Office became the first-ever Harvard University international office whose mission is to serve the entire University.

DRCLAS Regional Office Brochure
For more information about the programs and initiatives currently pursued by the Regional Office, please read our institutional brochure.

The DRCLAS Regional Office in ReVista
Learn more about the Regional Office through the articles below, featured in the ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America and written by past and current RO directors.

• Rentería, Marcela. (2015, Winter). We Make Things Happen
• Reifenberg, Steve. (2004, Spring). Harvard in Chile: So what's Harvard doing in Chile?