Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences


FLACSO in Quito, Ecuador.
FLACSO, Ecuador

The Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (Spanish: Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Portuguese: Faculdade Latino-Americana de Ciências Sociais or FLACSO) is a graduate-only university and inter-governmental autonomous organization for Latin America dedicated to research, teaching and spreading of social sciences. Headquartered in Costa Rica, it has several campuses and centers spread across Latin America.

It was created on April 17, 1957,[1] following a UNESCO initiative at the Latin American Conference on Social Sciences in Rio de Janeiro. Its goal was to promote academic research and development in the region.[1]

Its membership is open to Latin American and Caribbean countries that subscribe to the FLACSO agreement. Current members include: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, Suriname and Uruguay.

Josette Altmann Borbón, a historian and former First Lady of Costa Rica, was elected Secretary General of FLACSO in June 2016.[1] She succeeded Manuel González on July 31, 2016.[1]

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ a b c d Avendaño, Manuel (2016-07-14). "Josette Altmann, ex primera dama, electa Secretaria General de Flacso". La Nación (San José). Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  2. ^ "Paolina Vercoutere". Vital Voices. Retrieved 2022-07-06.

External linksEdit

  • FLACSO In Spanish.
  • Flacso - Argentina In Spanish
  • Flacso - Brasil In Portuguese
  • Flacso - Chile In Spanish
  • Flacso - Costa Rica In Spanish
  • Flacso - Cuba In Spanish
  • Flacso - Ecuador In Spanish
  • Flacso - El Salvador In Spanish
  • Flacso - Guatemala In Spanish
  • Flacso - México In Spanish
  • Flacso - Panamá In Spanish
  • Flacso - Paraguay In Spanish
  • Flacso - República Dominicana In Spanish
  • Flacso - Uruguay In Spanish