During 15 years, Harvard faculty members have traveled to Chile to learn and explore.
Supported by the DRCLAS Regional Office in Santiago, scientists and researchers have found inspiration in a country with various unique features: while the skies over the Atacama desert are among the clearest in the world, the Chilean base "Arturo Prat" is one of the oldest in Antarctica. Resting in the "ring of fire" of the Pacific, the country marked once the southern tip of the Inca Empire, and its inhabitants have endured some of the most devastating earthquakes in history.
Journalist Paula Molina, Harvard Nieman Fellow ‘13, decided to find and tell the stories of the lessons and findings made in her country and reveal how curiosity, empathy, and love for knowledge can guide us to unexpected places.
DRCLAS AND THE REGIONAL OFFICE
Brian D. Farrell
"The demonstrated success of the DRCLAS Office in Santiago inspired the establishment of a second overseas office in 2006 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and in 2012 of an office in Mexico City. Today, other Harvard centers are following our model in establishing offices in Shanghai and Johannesburg."Watch
"It has been more than three winters and summers of working together with Paula to produce this E-book. We are more than grateful to the Harvard professors who participated in the long conversations that form the base of these stories written by her."Watch
Andrónico Luksic Craig
"Over the course of the last 15 years I have immensely enjoyed my relationship with the office and its sister offices in Cambridge and elsewhere in Latin America. I am encouraged by the many milestones and accomplishments that we have successfully attained."Watch
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
See Harvard academics talk about their findings in Chile around astronomy, anthropology, education, economics, disaster recovery, global and public health, biology and public health.Watch