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Programs and Initiatives

Much of what we do is embodied by LACSI’s Initiatives, as shown below. These interdisciplinary collaborations serve as incubators for ideas and instruments for educational and social change. Please consider participating in one of the Initiatives, or supporting the vital work being done through them in the areas of outreach, education, and research. We look forward to hearing from you!

Portuguese Language and Brazilian Studies

For more information on this program please contact Derek Bentley (dbent@uga.edu)

Indigenous Latin America

Latin American Ethnobotanical GardenLACSI's Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden (LAEG) Initiative educates students, teachers, and the public about Latin American indigenous histories and cultures through plants and ethnobotanical practices. For information and resources related to LAEG educational and outreach programs, please contact LACSI Associate Director and Outreach Coordinator Paul Duncan (pduncan@uga.edu). 

For more information on this program please contact Derek Bentley (dbent@uga.edu)

Visit the Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden Website

Humans and the Environment

BNRGI logoWe are pleased to announce the launch of the Brazil Natural Resource Governance Initiative (BNRGI) website! The BNRGI is committed to providing a collaborative, multi-disciplinary forum for U.S. and Brazilian students, scholars, and practitioners to address complex environmental challenges and promote equitable environmental justice in Brazil.

For more information on this program please contact Derek Bentley (dbent@uga.edu)

Learn More About this Initiative

Latin American Culture

For more information on this program please contact Derek Bentley (dbent@uga.edu)

Diminishing Social Disparities

For more information on this program please contact Derek Bentley (dbent@uga.edu)

Support us

We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. Click here to learn more about giving.

Every dollar given has a direct impact upon our students and faculty.