Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


CIPR/Inter-American Dialogue joint seminar features Julieta Castellanos

November 27th, 2013

The Inter-American Dialogue and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University is pleased to introduce the first of a series of seminars…  read more

XI Annual Tulane Undergraduate Conference on Latin America

November 23rd, 2013
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Stone Center’s annual TUCLA conference is an interdisciplinary undergraduate symposium in which seniors from the Latin American Studies core seminar present their individual research…  read more

"The Dark Side of the Boom: Genetically Modified Crops, Environmental Suffering, and De-Mobilization in Argentina"

November 22nd, 2013
3:00 - 5:00pm

Pablo Lapegna will present his research, “The Dark Side of the Boom: Genetially Modified Crops, Environmental Suffering, and De-Mobilization in Argentina.” Pablo Lapegna is a…  read more

Payson Center Summer Institute Information Session II

November 22nd, 2013
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Graduate Students: would you like to study abroad with the Payson Center this summer? You are cordially invited to attend an information session to learn…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Verónica Vásquez and Félix Kupprat

November 22nd, 2013
12:15 PM

Verónica Vázquez, Doctoral candidate, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, will present her research from Campeche, Mexico in a talk titled: "Social Units in the Sociopolitical…  read more

Maestra Film Screening and Discussion

November 19th, 2013
6 PM

The Xavier University Education Conference presents a screening and discussion of the film Maestra. The film “tells the personal stories of the youngest women literacy…  read more

"Conceptualizing Strategy Making in Social Movements"

November 19th, 2013
3:00 - 5:00pm

Federico Rossi, candidate for the environmental urban/Latin American Studies position in Sociology, will present his research, “Conceptualizing Strategy Making in Social Movements”. This event is…  read more

The Changing Political Face of Latin America: Communes, Nations, and Plurinational States

November 18th, 2013
6:30 PM

Loyola’s Center for Latin American Studies and the Loyola College of Humanities and Natural Sciences present a conversation about recent political changes in Bolivia and…  read more

Rump-A-Pum-Pum Holiday Drum Summit

November 16th, 2013

Photo: Cuban percussionist Alexey Marti performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2012. Marti will be one of six musicians performing at…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Tatsuya Murakami "From Teotihuacan to Tlalancaleca: A Search for the Origins of Urbanism in Central Mexico"

November 15th, 2013

Tatsuya Murakami, Assistant Professor in Anthropology, will present his research in Mexico in a talk titled “Teotihuacan to Tlalancaleca: A Search for the Origins of…  read more

"Mirroring the Barriers of Urban Sustainability: A Qualitative Cross-National Comparison"

November 12th, 2013
3:00 - 5:00pm

Christina Ergas will present her research, “Mirroring the Barriers of Urban Sustainability: A Qualitative Cross-National Comparison.” Ergas is a candidate for the environmental urban/Latin American…  read more

LAGO 6v6 Soccer Tournament

November 10th, 2013

The Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO) is coordinating a 6v6 soccer tournament on Tulane University’s campus. ALL are welcome to sign up. Join us for…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Ambrocia (Ixnal) Cuma Chavez "Mejlem: Ofrecimiento, a guide to Kaqchikel Maya canons of ritual offerings"

November 8th, 2013

Licenciada Ixnal Cuma Chávez will discuss the steps in ritual preparation that the modern Kaqchikel peoples of Guatemala take before important undertakings, such as planting,…  read more

Not My Life: Human Trafficking Symposium

November 3rd, 2013
5:00-8:30pm, doors at 4:30pm

Event sponsored by the World Affairs Council of New Orleans. Please note: advance purchase is required $10 for student members and partners, $15 for members…  read more

Summer Field Research Grant Symposium

November 2nd, 2013

Please join us for the annual Graduate Student Summer Field Research Symposium. Every fall semester, Graduate Students who received a previous summer field research grant…  read more





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CIAPA Experience Info Session with Returned Students

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MARI Brown Bag: "Examining Wari Influence in the Callejón de Huaylas."- A Talk by Rachel Witt

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M.A.R.I is happy to present the sixteenth talk of the 2014-15 Brown Bag talk Series.
Rachel Witt, Anthropology Graduate student, will present on her recent research in a talk titled:
“Examining Wari Influence in the Callejón de Huaylas: A Bioarchaeological Study of a Skeletal Sample from Hualcayán.”

Friday, March 6 at 12:00 PM in Dinwiddie Hall, room 305.

See you on Friday and remember to bring your lunch.

Congreso internacional de literatura y cultura centroamericanas (CILCA XXIII)

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March 11 – 13, 2015
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Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, y Purdue University Calumet tienen el gusto de invitar al CONGRESO DE LITERATURA y CULTURA CENTROAMERICANAS (CILCA XXIII) que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de New Orleans, Louisiana, del 11 al 13 de marzo del 2015 en el campus de Tulane University y Loyola University New Orleans.

Desde el primer congreso realizado en Nicaragua 1993, CILCA se ha caracterizado por ser un espacio de intercambio intelectual y de amistad para académicas/os, escritoras/es y lectoras/es. El congreso se ha efectuado en todos los países centroamericanos y por primera vez en su historia, CILCA se realizará en los Estados Unidos. La ciudad escogida es Nueva Orleáns, puerta de entrada hacia el Caribe y los países de América Central. El intercambio cultural entre Nueva Orleáns y América Central ha sido intenso por muchísimos años, y la ciudad alberga una de las comunidades de origen hondureño más grandes de los Estados Unidos. Tulane University tiene estrechos lazos con la región a través del Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, y the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola University New Orleans se ha distinguido por el trabajo con las comunidades hispanas que realizan varias de sus unidades académicas, incluyendo the Law School y el Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

La organización de CILCA XXIII la realizan la Dra. Maureen Shea y el Dr. Uriel Quesada, expertos en literatura y cultura centroamericanas, con el apoyo del Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creador y promotor de CILCA.

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Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Purdue University Calumet invite you to the Congress on Literature and Culture of Central America (CILCA XXIII) which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana March 11-13 2015 on the campuses of Tulane and Loyola New Orleans.

From the first conference, held in Nicaragua in 1993, CILCA has been a space for intellectual exchange and friendship for academics and writers. The conference has been held in all of the Central American countries and for the first time in its history will be held in the United States. New Orleans, the gateway to the Caribbean and Central America, has been chosen as the location. New Orleans and Central America have a longstanding cultural exchange and New Orleans has one of the largest Honduran communities in the United States. Tulane has long connections with the region through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, and the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola New Orleans works closely with hispanic communities particularly through the Law school and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

CILCA XXIII is organized by Drs. Maureen Shea and Uriel Quesada, experts on the literature and culture of Central America, with the support of Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creator of CILCA.


Registration prices are listed below:

Late registration (AFTER January 15, 2015):

  • $165.00 U.S. academics
  • $140.00 Latin American academics traveling from Latin America; graduate students in the U.S.
  • $115.00 Latin American graduate students traveling from Latin America


International Food and Music Festival

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Cultural Performances, cultural booths, cultural fashion and cuisine from various restaurants and organizations on campus and around New Orleans! This festival provides a great way for American and International students, faculty, staff and ethnic/language student organizations to share a taste of their home culture and cuisine with the Tulane and New Orleans community. This is an event that spotlights our diverse international community at Tulane.

In keeping with New Orleans’ tradition of spring festivals, this festival is meant to bring Tulane’s international community together and showcase your food and culture to each other and the community of New Orleans! International students and scholars bring so much life and diversity to this area – this festival is our big chance to come together and celebrate this contribution. Food and music from around the world will be showcased along with cultural displays and acivities.

Doors open at 5:00PM. Performances start at 5:30PM.

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of International Students and Scholars, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane Black Student Union.

Free and open to the public.

For more information contact Desirée Anderson ( or 504.865.5181

34K FT: Photographs from 34,000 feet

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present the photographic exhibition "34K FT:Photographs from 34,000 feet" by Mexican Ambassador José A. Zabalgoitia.

An opening reception will be held on February 19th, at 6:00 PM.

A Lecture by Michael Shifter: "Shift in U.S.-Cuba Policy: Implications for Hemispheric Relations."

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RSVP required for lecture and luncheon.
Please join us for a lecture by Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue, the premier think-tank on Western Hemisphere affairs in Washington, D.C.

The announcement, last December 17th, that the United States would move towards normalization of its diplomatic relations with Cuba, generated questions about the move's potential impact. Some observers have interpreted the move as a harbinger of better times for ordinary Cubans, while others have expressed doubts about its potential for improving human rights and political freedoms. All agree, however, that the shift in policy is historic, and that it is bound to have profound implications for hemispheric relations. As a long-time observer of inter-American affairs, Michael Shifter is in a privileged position to assess those implications, and the likely scenarios in which they might unfold.

Michael Shifter is president of the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington-based forum on Western Hemisphere affairs. Since 1993, Mr. Shifter has been adjunct professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, where he teaches Latin American politics. Mr. Shifter writes and talks widely on U.S.-Latin American relations and hemispheric affairs. His recent articles have appeared in major U.S. and Latin American publications such as The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Journal of Democracy, Harvard International Review, Clarin, O Estado de S. Paulo, and Cambio, and he is co-editor, along with Jorge Domínguez, of Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. He is also a contributing editor to Current History. Since 1996, he has frequently testified before Congress about U.S. policy towards Latin America. Prior to joining the Inter-American Dialogue, Mr. Shifter directed the Latin American and Caribbean program at the National Endowment for Democracy and, before that, the Ford Foundation's governance and human rights program in the Andean region and Southern Cone where he was based in Lima, Peru, and subsequently, in Santiago, Chile.

To reserve a spot or for more information please contact or visit the cipr website