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Call for Papers: Tropical Exposures Conference

June 8th, 2015 - September 15th, 2015

Tropical Exposures: Photography, Film, and Visual Culture in a Caribbean Frame March 10-12, 2016 Tulane University New Orleans, LA The 2016 Tropical Exposures conference is…  read more

Art Exhibit "Dualities"

May 21st, 2015 - June 15th, 2015

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans presents the art exhibition “DUALITIES “ by Mexican artist Juan Pablo Hurtado from May 21st to June 15th,…  read more

Film Screening of "Betty y Poncho"

May 15th, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and Stella Jones Gallery are pleased to present a screening of the the documentary “Betty y Poncho” by…  read more

Screening of Penumbra at the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans

May 8th, 2015
6 PM

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present a screening of the film Penumbra on Friday May 8 at 6 PM as…  read more

Mexico in New Orleans: A Tale of Two Americas Exhibit

May 5th, 2015 - August 30th, 2015

MEXICO IN NEW ORLEANS: A Tale of Two Americas May 5 through August 30, 2015 Opening reception on Cinco de Mayo (Tuesday, May 5) From…  read more

Memory and Migration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Brazil-maru

April 27th, 2015
5:00 PM

Ana Paulina Lee, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Tulane University, will present a paper entitled “Memory and Migration in Karen Tei Yamashita’s Brazil-maru” on Monday, April…  read more

Día Events at the Pebbles Center

April 25th, 2015 - April 27th, 2015

The Latin American Resource Center, the Children’s Resource Center, and the Pebbles Center (Algiers Regional and Children’s Resource Center Branches) of the New Orleans Public…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Elena Daniele "Italian Explorers of the New World, 1492-1522"

April 24th, 2015
12:00 PM

Elena Daniele, Visiting Assistant Professor in French and Italian at Tulane University, will present a talk entitled “Italian Explorers of the New World, 1492-1522.” M.A.R.I.‘s…  read more

Art Exhibit "Personal Comments on Organic Abstraction"

April 24th, 2015 - May 17th, 2015

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present the Art exhibition “Personal Comments on Organic Abstraction “ by Mexican artist Flor Pandal…  read more

Le voyage des mots: Comparaison des lexiques naturalistes des langues tupi-guarani (Amérique du Sud)

April 17th, 2015
6:00 PM

The Center for Scholars, the Department of French and Italian, and the Linguistics Program of Tulane University cordially invite you to attend a lecture in…  read more

A Talk by Mariano Siskind: "La primera Guerra mundial como evento latinoamericano: Modernismo, cosmopolitismo y distancia afectiva"

April 17th, 2015
4:30 PM

The Department of Spanish & Portuguese graduate students are pleased to invite you to the talk “La primera Guerra mundial como evento latinoamericano: Modernismo, cosmopolitismo…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Pierre Grenand "'Indian Nations' in French Guiana and Amapa from the Sixteenth to Nineteenth Centuries: Reflections on Ethnogenesis"

April 17th, 2015
12:00 PM

Dr. Pierre Grenand, Emeritus Director of Research, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) of France, will present a talk entitled “‘Indian Nations’ in French…  read more

China Cuba: Trajectories of Post- Revolutionary Governance

April 17th, 2015 - April 18th, 2015

China Cuba: Trajectories of Post- Revolutionary Governance Friday, April 17th, 2015 and Saturday April 18th Registration required. Please contact Jimena León at cipr@tulane.edu Description: American…  read more

A Talk by Diogo R. Coutinho- "New State Activism in Brazil & Legal Institutions: Continuing Concerns and New Challenges"

April 16th, 2015
5:00-6:30 PM

Diogo R. Coutinho is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of São Paulo (USP) and a leading young voice on law, institutions and…  read more

Regulators without Borders? Labor Inspectors in Latin America and Beyond

April 10th, 2015
12:00 PM

Please join us for the Lecture & Luncheon, “Regulators without Borders? Labor Inspectors in Latin America and Beyond” by Andrew Shrank, Olive Watson Professor of…  read more

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Finding Diverse Voices through the Américas Award

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This K-12 educator workshop will focus on the diversity of literature recognized as part of the Américas Book Award. The workshop will feature the work of Alma Flor Ada who will discuss the use of her books for teaching about Cuba, as well as presentations by the 2016 Américas Award winners.

A $25 registration fee includes dinner and a book.

Schedule Coming Soon!

The workshop is sponsored by the Consortium for Latin American Studies Programs and Teaching for Change. The award is coordinated by Vanderbilt University Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Generous support is also provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Utah.

Stay in touch with the Americas Award on facebook or join the conversation at #AmericasAward16.

Day of the Dead Teacher Workshop at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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In collaboration with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Stone Center presents the annual K-12 teacher workshop exploring the cultural and artistic elements of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. All participants will receive light refreshments, 2 free tickets to Ogden After Hours, teaching materials and CEUs. The workshop will focus on the Ogden Museum’s altar exhibition, celebrating the life of a New Orleans artist on view from Oct. 4 – Nov. 8.

Check out the event website for resources and other information about teaching Day of the Dead.

Celebración Latina 2016

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 12 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 these pictures of past celebrations!

Celebración Latina is presented by the Audubon Zoo and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Contributing sponsors include Pan-American Life Insurance Group, Marathon Petroleum Co., 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.

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Exploring the 2016 US Elections

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The US’s November elections are especially critical. The world’s power structures are undergoing dramatic changes, and so the internal political process of this world leader has even greater global consequences.

Looking beyond just the US’s foreign policy is key to understanding its actions. Over the next few months, the teaching programs at several Costa Rican institutions will focus on the following:

  • An analysis of succession of power within institutional structures.
  • The role of political parties (polarization).
  • The influence of changing demographics.
  • The geographic expression of social change.
  • The effect of the democratic process in the formulation and implementation of the US’s foreign policy towards Latin American in particular.

The University of Costa Rica, through its School of Political Science, and the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Políticos (CIEP), has joined forces with the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones y su Instituto de Formación y Estudios en Democracia (IFED), as well as with the University of Tulane, through its Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), for a series of outreach activities during the second half of 2016. These activities will utilize the resources at these educational and research institutions to promote a better understanding of the electoral process in the US.

The results of this upcoming election will have repercussions for the world, particularly in Latin American and Costa Rica. A broader, deeper understanding of the current situation will be useful for both universities and public policy decision-makers.

Participating institutions are confident that a proper analysis of this political process will lead to improved understanding and cooperation between the two nations.

Schedule of Activities

August

  • Thursday, 8/18: Talk on the United States’ electoral system by Diego Brenes, IFED.

September
  • Thursday, 9/1: Discussion on demographics and electoral geography in the US with Constantino Urcuyo and Jesús Guzmán.
  • Thursday, 9/22: Talk on Politics and Elections: Celeste Lay, Phd. Tulane University.

October
  • Thursday, 10/13: Discussion on elections and external politics: Carlos Murillo, Phd. in government and public policy.
  • Thursday, 10/27: Talk by Jenny Lincoln Fullbright from the US Embassy.

November
  • Monday, 11/10: Round table. Analysis of election results with Constantino Urcuyo, Felipe Alpízar, Nuria Marín, and Fernando Zeledón as moderator.