Forum for Latin American Studies (FLAS) is the primary venue for interdisciplinary discourse on academic, scholarly, cultural, and pedagogical matters related to Latin America and the Caribbean at the United States Naval Academy.
It links members of the Naval Academy faculty from several disciplines, including History, Economics, Language Studies, and Political Science, whose teaching and research involve this part of the world.
To support that effort and to provide perspectives on Latin America to the Brigade and to the Naval Academy community, FLAS presents frequent lectures, conferences, film showings, and other activities covering a wide range of topics. Speakers include not only Naval Academy faculty, but also scholars from American and foreign institutions, diplomats, and government and private sector policy experts.
FLAS is supported by, and reports to, the office of the Academic Dean and Provost.