To train Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian specialists for academic, government, and private sector work, and support the intellectual development and intercultural knowledge of students and faculty interested in the region. As such LACIS serves as a local, regional, and national resource center that provides outreach, support, and multidisciplinary visions of Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian worlds to other university units, K-12, government, community and business constituencies. We are a Title VI National Resource Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education Program (IFLE), in operation since 1973 in consortium with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS).