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Regional and National Initiatives

Fourth Symposium UPR-Michigan 2018

Political Tensions and Identity in a Globalized World

May 3-4, 2018
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

The proposal for this symposium is to discuss in different historical contexts the concept of political tensions and questions of identity in a globalized world.

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The International Institute, the School of Education, and the Eisenberg Institutes’ Global Dimensions Project, collaborate to host annual curriculum development workshops featuring historians and literary experts offering case studies in world history and literature.

2018 Curriculum Development Workshop
“Migration in Human History & Literature”
June 25-27, 2018
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
$50 for all three days
SCECHs available

This event is funded in part by Title VI NRC grants from the U.S. Department of Education

For more information, visit the World History and Literature Initiative page »

LACS and other International Institute area studies centers at the University of Michigan are proud supporters of the MIIIE, a consortium of two-year colleges primarily located in the Midwest region. The MIIIE is dedicated to improving international studies and foreign language training at each member campus. LACS is a co-sponsor of the MIIIE’s annual August curriculum development workshops.

For more information on MIIIE’s projects and upcoming curriculum development workshops, visit:

This collaborative project between the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, is funded by the US Department of Education’s Title VI. It is  geared towards creating spaces for discussions of new research and curriculum development projects among professors, graduate and undergraduate students, and school teachers from Puerto Rico.

As part of the effort to create sustainable links with institutions serving underrepresented populations, the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Michigan built a partnership with the Colleges of Education, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico. There are no Title VI National Resources Centers on the island of Puerto Rico; there are also no Hispanic serving institutions in the State of Michigan. Thanks to deep existing ties between our institutions we are able to expand access to the area studies and language resources at UM to the faculty and students at the UPR, to in-service teachers in the region around UPR, and to their K-12 students.