CLAS Events FAU hosted the 12th annual South Florida Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Student Conference: "Latin America and the World: Global Connections, the Environment, and other issues from an Interdisciplinary Perspective," on March 21, 2014. More than 35 persons were in attendance at this event that was organized by graduate students from various disciplines. Dr. Barbara Ganson was their invited keynote speaker. She spoke about the importance of Latin American Studies today. Prizes were awarded for the best papers.