Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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Talk with Edésio Fernandes on Urban Land Development

February 25th, 2013
5:00pm

Please join us for a lecture by Edésio Fernandes, one of the leading scholars of urban informality, on February 25th at 5:00pm in the Greenleaf…  read more

Maya Teacher Workshop

February 22nd, 2013
9am-5pm

As part of the tenth annual Tulane Maya Symposium: Kaanal: The Snake Kingdom of the Classic Maya, to be held February 22-24th, 2013 the Stone…  read more

10th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium

February 22nd, 2013 - February 24th, 2013

The Middle American Research Institute, Center for Inter-American Policy Research, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and Far Horizons are proud to present the 10th…  read more

18th Annual Tulane Environmental Summit

February 22nd, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013

Tulane Environmental Law Society is pleased to present its 2013 Summit on Environmental Law & Policy, to be held February 22-23, 2013 at Tulane University…  read more

David Snow Lecture: Living on the Streets in Four Global Cities: A Comparative Study of Homelessness in Los Angeles, Paris, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo

February 21st, 2013

Please join us for a lecture by sociologist David Snow on February 21st at 5:30pm in the Qatar Ballroom (Room 212) of the LBC. Dr.…  read more

New Cinema From Latin America: Las Marimbas del Infierno (Marimbas from Hell)

February 20th, 2013
7:00PM

LAS MARIMBAS DEL INFIERNO [MARIMBAS FROM HELL] Julio Hernández Cordón / 75 min. / 2010 / Guatemala, Mexico, France. Don Alfonso plays the marimba (xylophone)…  read more

MARI Brown Bag - "On the Origins of Types and Varieties: Petrographic Insights into Pottery Manufacture and Consumption at Lamanai, Belize"

February 15th, 2013
12:30pm

M.A.R.I. announces the fourteenth talk of the 2012-13 Mesoamerican Brown Bag talk series. Dr. Linda Howie of the University of Western Ontario will present her…  read more

ExPatria - A Reading and Discussion with Pianist Gabriela Montero

February 14th, 2013 - November 30th, 1899
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gabriela Montero was born in Caracas Venezuela, she gave her first public performance at the age of five. At the age of eight she made…  read more

Katherine Andrinopoulos: Health Service Utilization among Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender Women in San Salvador, Brazil: Results from a cross-sectional survey

February 8th, 2013
12pm-1pm

Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TW) experience unique barriers to health services due to social marginalization related to their gender…  read more

MARI Brown Bag - "Archaeological Settlement and Landscape on Yucatan's Northern Pitted Karst Plain"

February 8th, 2013
12:30pm

M.A.R.I. would like to announce the thirteenth talk of the 2012-13 Mesoamerican Brown Bag talk series. Trent Stockton, doctoral candidate in Anthropology, will present his…  read more

MARI Brown Bag - "Mayas, Mayeros, Mestizos: Changing Self-Identification Categories in Response to Tourism and Archaeology in Yaxunah, Yucatán, Mexico"

February 1st, 2013
12:30pm

M.A.R.I. would like to announce the twelfth talk of the 2012-13 Mesoamerican Brown Bag talk series. Dr. Aline Magnoni (PhD, Anthropology, Tulane) will present her…  read more

Visiting Lecturer: Dr. Thomas B.F. Cummins

January 30th, 2013
6pm

The Tulane Art History Graduate Association presents a public lecture by Visiting Lecturer Dr. Thomas B.F. Cummins titled “Miraculous Arguments by Paintings: The Cultural Politics…  read more

A Talk with Paulo Affonso Leme Machado

January 29th, 2013
5-7pm

Join us for a talk about Brazil’s forestry codes with Paulo Affonso Leme Machado on January 29, 2013 at 5:00pm in the Greenleaf Conference Room.…  read more

TULASO meeting

January 29th, 2013
7pm

Chips and salsa will be provided. Please bring t-shirt ideas! For more information contact Alexa Schwartz aschwar@tulane.edu  read more

Piñata Workshop at Newcomb Art Gallery!

January 26th, 2013
10am-12pm

A family art day piñata making workshop! Open to all ages! Make your own piñata and take it home!  read more

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"Norm Diffusion from the Global South" a talk by Kathryn Sikkink

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Kathryn Sikkink of Harvard’s Kennedy School

Thursday, September 25, 5:30 pm
Caroline Richardson Building, Anna Many Lounge
Refreshments will be served.? Everyone is welcome.

About the Speaker:
Kathryn Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at HKS and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Sikkink works on international norms and institutions, transnational advocacy networks, the impact of human rights law and policies, and transitional justice. Her publications include The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions are Changing World Politics (awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Center Book Award, and the WOLA/Duke University Award); Mixed Signals: U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America; Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics (co-authored with Margaret Keck and awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas for Improving World Order, and the ISA Chadwick Alger Award for Best Book in the area of International Organizations); and The Persistent Power of Human Rights: From Commitment to Compliance, (co-edited with Thomas Risse and Stephen Ropp). She holds an MA and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Sikkink has been a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and a Guggenheim fellow. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the editorial boards of International Studies Quarterly,International Organization, and the American Political Science Review.

Footprints in Time. 5 Generations of Mexican Artists at the Parota

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to invite you to the Art Exhibition of Mexican Masters entitled “Footprints in Time. 5 Generations of Mexican Artists at the Parota.” The exhibit will feature works by Mexican artists Jose Luis Cuevas, Leonora Carrington, Alberto Castro Leñero, Manuel Felguerez, Gilberto Aceves Navarro, Francisco Toledo, and Roger Von Gunten among other.

The exhibit will run from August 29th to September 26th at the Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans. An opening reception will be held on August 29th at 6 pm.

Information on La Parota:

The Fine Art Center “La Parota” was created in 1996, by the combined efforts of the Government of the State of Colima's Ministry of Culture and the National Council for Culture and the Arts. “The Parota” celebrates a long continuing artistic history, full of achievements and great national and international recognition. The participation of the most important Mexican Masters teaching production of printmaking workshops and Fine Arts have been carried out at this Centre with great success since its beginning.

“The Parota” has been an Institution for established masters and young talented artists. The exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences given in the workshops have driven new etching techniques, while developing a new generation of Fine Art Printmakers.

With the passing of the years, the Fine Art Center of Colima “La Parota” has generated a wealth of artistic production with the most important artists of Mexico, while simultaneously producing some of the nation's most outstanding young artists.

Exploring Immigration and Identity in the K-12 Classroom with Américas Award Books

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Américas Award K-12 Workshop

In celebration of the 2014 Américas Award, CLASP and Teaching for Change are hosting a K-12 teacher workshop “Exploring Immigration and Identity in the K-12 Classroom with Américas Award Books.”

This hands-on workshop will explore issues of immigration and identity using children's literature. The workshop will feature the work of this year's Honorable Mention book, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote by Duncan Tonatiuh and Commended Title Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your Ass by Meg Medina. Both authors will be in attendance to work with teachers on activities and strategies to best engage young readers with the complexity of immigration as it relates to family, education, and identity. Teaching for Change will highlight additional resources to incorporate teaching Social Justice and Human Rights.

All participants will receive breakfast, teaching resources, and a book (a choice of one of the two featured titles, please indicate whether you’d prefer the picture book Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote or the Young Adult title, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass). Participants are also invited to attend the Américas Award Ceremony to be held at the Library of Congress from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Also, a month-long exhibit of the original artwork from Parrots Over Puerto Rico will be on display at the Young Readers Center in The Library of Congress.

The Américas Award is sponsored by CLASP and coordinated by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Additional funding is provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, The Ohio State University, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Vanderbilt University.

For more information contact Denise Woltering (dwolteri@tulane.edu) (504.865.5164)

Download the printable Flyer.

Day of the Dead and the Arts: A Workshop for K-12 Art Educators

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art are sponsoring a K-12 teacher workshop to celebrate Day of the Dead!

The workshop will focus on how to provide students with information about Day of the Dead, Day of the Dead traditions, and celebrating Day of the Dead in the classroom. The workshop will involve hands-on activities, including activities which will translate into the classroom!

All participants will receive light refreshments and teaching materials. One teacher will have the opportunity to use a Day of the Dead altar kit, provided by the Latin American Resource Center. The kit has everything you need to celebrate Day of the Dead in your classroom!

Tentative Schedule:
5:30 – 5:45 PM
Introductory Remarks (Denise Woltering-Vargas, Tulane University; Ellen Balkin, Ogden Museum)

5:45 – 6: 30 PM
Altar Viewing and Discussion (Cynthia Ramirez, Southern University of New Orleans)

6:30 – 7:15 PM
Day of the Dead in the Artist’s Classroom (Denise Tullier-Holly, Southeastern University Lab School)

7:15 – 7:30 PM
Day of the Dead at the Ogden – Activities (Ellen Balkin, Ogden Museum)

Celebración Latina

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 10 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo's Capital One Stage and Field will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand made crafts, and local social service, health and education organizations will offer wellness, education and social service information.

Check out pictures from the 2012 and 2013 festivals!

Celebración Latina is presented by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Contributing sponsors include Pan-American Life Insurance Group and Jefferson Financial Credit Union.

Celebración Latina is free with Zoo admission. No outside food or beverages please!

For more information please visit the Audubon website.

Connecting Day of the Dead Traditions Across the Americas: Haiti

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Learn about Day of the Dead traditions in Haiti in this teacher workshop. The teacher workshop will be followed by an optional class on Traditional Haitian Folkloric Dance. Monique Moss, adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at Tulane University, will lead a teacher workshop about Day of the Dead traditions in Haiti. Day of the Dead traditions in Haiti have their roots in Haitian Vodoo and hence show both similarities and differences to Day of the Dead traditions in other areas of Latin America. The workshop will focus on the performance of Day of the Dead as well as connect the tradition through to New Orleans.

Teacher Workshop
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Traditional Haitian Folkloric Dance Master Class
1:00-2:15 PM
Taught by Menahem Laurent

Registration will Open Monday, September 22, 2014.