About

Americas Initiative aims to prepare faculty and students for lives of innovative leadership, effective citizenship, and commitment to justice in the coming years. Located in the capital of the United States and heirs to the Jesuits’ long engagements with peoples of the hemisphere, we seek innovative approaches to scholarship and teaching focused on the nations, peoples, communities, and cultures of the Americas—societies of historic complexity facing accelerating change. The Initiative pursues new understandings the United States and the diversity within its borders, new engagements with diverse peoples, communities, and cultures across the hemisphere, and new perspectives on the accelerating movement of peoples and visions across borders—and across continents. We aim to cross national boundaries and disciplinary borders to explore a hemisphere of peoples who are integrating and creating differences in unimagined ways.

Read more about The Challenge of the Americas: Nations, Peoples, and Cultures in the Time of Globalization

View the poster for our spring 2013 conference: Becoming Indigenous, Asserting Indigeneity