Welcome to the
Center for Inter-American Studies


In this age of globalization and an increasingly interconnected world, the critical analysis of social, cultural and political structures and trends in all regions and the resulting transfer of knowledge to the general public, business and politics have, in the interest of an intercultural dialogue, gained new significance. The continent of America with its various regions takes on a strategic position here.

With its orientation to America as a whole the Center for Inter-American Studies has devoted itself to establishing and developing interdisciplinary and comparative issues relating to the Americas. The historical, social, economic, political and cultural ties, parallels and contrasts in the individual regions with all their complexity need to be researched and integrated into teaching. The understanding of America as a “conglomerate” of diverse nations and cultures needs to be promoted in academic and cultural events.