Information On The Coronavirus

We continue to monitor and respond to the public health situation regarding COVID-19. As of March 26, most buildings on our New York campus will close until further notice. Non-essential staff should work remotely if possible. Check the Parsons Paris website for information about our Paris campus.

Learn more

  • Observatory on Latin America

  • Observatory on Latin America
  • The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) fosters public debate about the processes of social reform occurring in the Western Hemisphere. A majority of this work is done through five ongoing programs—Latin America on the Move, Design and Development, Cuba Program, Building Bicentennials, and the President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship.

    Established in 2006, OLA's main objectives are as follows:

    • Improve academic and public understanding of Latin America by observing and studying the processes of political and economic change.
    • Foster a public dialogue between and within the United States and Latin America about the challenges of building social democracy in a globalized world, including creating opportunities for Latin American leaders to directly express their views to audiences in the United States.
    • Collaborate with Latin American institutions to further these objectives within countries across the hemisphere by linking and mobilizing ideas and institutions

    OLA has hosted more than 150 events with over 6,000 attendees at The New School and in the New York region. This agenda has allowed it to become a widely recognized, open platform for the dissemination and discussion of Latin American ideas to an international audience in New York, and an active collaborator with universities and civil society organizations across the New York region.

    OLA is homed at the Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs in the Schools of Public Engagement.

  • Contact Us

    Observatory on Latin America
    72 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
    Room 524
    New York, NY 10011
    212.229.5400 x3977

    The New School, New York City
    Michael Cohen, Co-Director
    Margarita Gutman, Co-Director
    María Carrizosa, Program Coordinator
    Clara Marina von Loebenstein, Program Associate

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Ileana Versace, Coordinator
    Julia Nesprias, Community Manager
    Martín Grómez, Media Coordinator

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.