The 2014 MALAS Conference to be held in Panamá

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – May 27, 2014 – The 2014 conference of the Midwest Association for Latin American Studies (MALAS) will be held in Ciudad de Panamá, Panama during November 20 – 22, 2014. It will be hosted by Instituto Panameño de Estudios Cívicos.

The schedule of events includes a welcome reception on Thursday, November 20, 2014, paper presentations all day on Friday, November 21st and on Saturday, November 22nd during the morning.

The MALAS business meeting will be held that Saturday in the afternoon. The conference will be held at Hotel Continental & Casino in downtown Ciudad de Panamá.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Improving Democracy in Panama and Central America and

Informed Discussions on Other Latin American Topics.”

More information can be found here (NEWS RELEASE). For information in Spanish click here (COMUNICADO)

The preregistration form is available here (PREREGISTRATION). Fort he Spanish form click here (PREREGISTRO).

The “Call for Papers” (CALL FOR PAPERS) has been made and proposals must be received by September 15, 2014. Information in Spanish can be found here (CONVOCATORIA)

For information on how to become a sponsor of our event click on the following link (SPONSORSHIP LEVELS). For information in Spanish click here (PATROCIONIOS)
An interesting article about the Panama Canal can be found in the following link:

We are very thankful to Mario Alejandro Magaña Huante for donating images to our website.