Founded in 1994, the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University (DRCLAS) forges a unique partnership between Harvard and various Latin American institutions, aiming to foster greater knowledge of the cultures, customs, economies, and contemporary affairs of people throughout the Americas. To that end, the department has created six endowed professorships devoted to Latin American studies, and has also created regional offices in South American locations including Santiago, Chile, and São Paulo, Brazil. In addition, the Visiting Scholars and Fellows program has brought some of Latin America’s most renowned scholars to spend time at Harvard.
Thanks to the DRCLAS and its continuing efforts to enhance public understanding of Latin America, Harvard University has come to be known as a leading institution for Latin American studies. The various DRCLAS publications, events, and initiatives support its goals of scholarship, understanding, and awareness of Latin American in the United States and abroad.
About Moris Beracha: Born in Venezuela, Moris Beracha has more than 25 years of experience in investment banking and management. A longtime friend of the arts and education, Beracha lends his support to the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.