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Tempo Transfigurado: A talk by Graciela Speranza

November 7th, 2014
4:00 PM

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Arturo Sotomayor: The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper, Lecture on November 7 at 4pm

November 7th, 2014
4:00pm

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Arturo Sotomayor, assistant professor at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Sotomayor will present his newest book The…  read more

M.A.R.I Brown Bag: A Report on Excavations on the Summit of Mound D at the Mississippi Period Carson Site.

November 7th, 2014
12:00 PM

M.A.R.I is happy to announce the seventh talk of the 2014-2015 Brown Bag Talk Series. Jayur Mehta, Doctoral Candidate of the Anthropology department, will present…  read more

Guantanamo: Performance excerpts of Taken

November 7th, 2014
7 PM

The Guantánamo Public Memory Project: Guantanamo: Performance excerpts of Taken will be held at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., at…  read more

"Citizens" Art Exhibit

November 6th, 2014 - November 30th, 2014

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to partner with the satellite program P.3+ of the biennial Prospect New Orleans to present an…  read more

The Politics of Spiritual Healing in the Anglo-Creole Caribbean: From Slavery to Independence

November 4th, 2014
6 PM

Professor Diana Paton will present a talk entitled “The Politics of Spiritual Healing in the Anglo-Creole Caribbean: From Slavery to Independence” on Tuesday November 4th,…  read more

An Evening With Two Francophone-Creolophone Authors

November 3rd, 2014
4:15 pm to 6:00 pm

From 1492 when Christopher Columbus landed on Quisqueya Island, to the period 1791-1804,which marked the emergence and manifestation of self-consciousness by African bondsmen who revolted…  read more

Day of the Dead with the LPO: Pan American Life Fiesta Sinfonica: La Triste Historia

November 1st, 2014
7:30 PM

The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), in association with Pan American Life, will celebrate Day of the Dead through a multimedia concert experience entitled “La Triste…  read more

Day of the Dead at the Ogden!

October 30th, 2014
6 PM - 8 PM

Celebrate Día de los muertos at the Ogden! As part of the Ogden’s After Hours Ruemba Buena will perform. Specializing in salsa and meringue, this…  read more

Guantánamo: Cuban and Haitian Refugee Stories

October 30th, 2014
6:00PM

Guantánamo: Cuban and Haitian Refugee Stories Guest speakers: Holly Ackerman, Duke University, author of The Cuban Balseros: Voyage of Uncertainty Aurora de Armendi, Artist, Parsons…  read more

Social and Environmental Safeguards, Policies and Practices in International Development: Discussion with Carlos Pérez-Brito

October 29th, 2014
4:30pm

Currently a social specialist from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Carlos Pérez-Brito is responsible for managing social and environmental safeguards in the public and private…  read more

"Oye Tu: A Reading of Fiction About Cubans" a talk by Cecilia Rodriguez Milanes

October 28th, 2014
12:30-1:30 PM

The lecture title is “Oye Tú: A Reading of Fiction about Cubans.” The talk is open to the public as well as the Tulane community.…  read more

The CubaNOLA Arts Collective presents - The Jorge Luis Pacheco Jazz Trio direct from Cuba

October 28th, 2014 - October 30th, 2014

The CubaNOLA Arts Collective presents: The Jorge Luis Pacheco Jazz Trio Direct from Cuba Tuesday, October 28 – sets at 8pm and 10pm Snug Harbor,…  read more

Connecting Day of the Dead Traditions Across the Americas: Haiti

October 25th, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:15 PM

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…  read more

5th Annual South Central Conference on Mesoamerica

October 24th, 2014 - October 26th, 2014

5th Annual South-Central Conference on Mesoamerica is a conference which provides a venue for scholars, students, and the interested public from across the south-central U.S.…  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.