Latin America & the Caribbean

Migration, business, and economic development are only three of the lenses through which students may focus on Latin America and the Caribbean at Fletcher. With classes including Macroeconomic Problems of Middle Income Countries: Focus on Latin America; Migration and Transnationalism in Latin America; Democracy and State Reform in Latin America; and Political Economy and Business Context of Latin America, students are easily able to weave regional study into their individual curriculum.

Additionally, several Fletcher professors have their own research focused on the Latin American region. Professor Katrina Burgess, for example, conducts research on migration and financial remittances in South and Central America.

Extracurricular activities also foster understanding of the region. The Institute for Business in the Global Context has conducted research on the region, including a report on business in "BRIC" nations. The Latin America group is popular annually, and gathers for both social events and for discussion of regional issues.