July 6-14, 2005
As the longest mountain chain in the world, the grand Andes mountain system, with its unique ecosystems, extends for more than 8,900 kilometers (5,500 miles) along the entire length of western South America, from Tierra del Fuego, in the south, to the Caribbean coast, in the north. Socio-economic, political and cultural change and continuity also extend and blend throughout this territory, giving shape to different societies. From a multidisciplinary approach connecting the past towards contemporary themes, you are invited to participate in the exploration of Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela to understand how their diverse societies and identities take form within local, regional and worldwide developments.
Sponsored by the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, the YCIAS, and the U.S. Department of Education through a Title VI National Resource Center grant.