Harvard Association Cultivating Inter-American Democracy

Purpose Statement

The Harvard Association Cultivating Inter-American Democracy is devoted to strengthening and promoting democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere; the acronym HACIA is Spanish for "towards." Thus, our name helps to convey our main objective: moving countries in the Americas towards democracy. HACIA is committed to constructing a high quality conference which stimulates both domestic and international democratic institutions, provides participants with a first-hand opportunity to experience the advantages of democratic institutions, and offers a forum for participants to critically analyze, discuss, and debate current issues that affect states in the Americas domestically and regionally. As such, delegates research and explain regional problems facing states in the Americas and suggest solutions to these problems. This cultivates interest in the Americas and allows for advancing cultural exchange not only among participants from different states in the Western hemisphere, but also between participants and HACIA Democracy staffers.

Organization Information