Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


The Tulane University Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference

March 23rd, 2012 - March 24th, 2012
Friday at 12:00 PM, Saturday at 9:00 AM

"Spaces Written in Violence/Violence Written in Spaces: Perspectives in Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures". Possible topics include: political, social and/or economic violence taking…  read more

Great Decisions: Mexico

March 21st, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the World Affairs Council of New Orleans for the next installment of the program Great Decisions. Dr. Jimmy Huck of the Stone Center for…  read more

Parrot Conservation and Social Conflict on the Island of Dominica: Agriculture, People, Pride and Prejudice

March 9th, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Talk by Dr. Leo Douglas Dr. Douglas is a native Jamaican, attending the University of the West Indies (Mona campus, near Kingston, Jamaica), for both…  read more

Market Reform, Social Resistance, and Party System (De-)Alignment: Legacies of Latin America's Neoliberal Critical Juncture

March 8th, 2012
5:00 PM

The Political Science Department and the Lydian Chair Lecture Series Presents: Market Reform, Social Resistance, and Party System (De-)Alignment: Legacies of Latin America’s Neoliberal Critical…  read more

Clave: A Rhythmic Journey from Africa to the New World

March 7th, 2012
7:00 PM

A concert and lecture by Bobby Sanabria. Mixing song, lecture, and complex percussion rhythms, Bobby Sanabria will unlock the roots of Afro-Cuban music to show…  read more

Festival Brasileiro at UNO

March 3rd, 2012 - March 26th, 2012

The Festival Brasileiro is an international festival held in New Orleans, Louisiana celebrating Brazilian music, arts, dance and culture. Co-founded by Brazilian Maestro Daniel Bortholossi…  read more

Ninth Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and Workshop: In the Time of the Maya

February 24th, 2012 - February 26th, 2012

Please join us the weekend of February 24-26, 2012 for the Ninth Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and Workshop, hosted by Tulane University's Middle American Research…  read more

Counting Time the Maya Way

February 24th, 2012

Friday, February 24 – 9:00 am -5:30 pm K-12 Teacher Workshop Teacher Workshop: Counting Time the Maya Way Jones Hall 100A, Greenleaf Conference Room Marc…  read more

Work-in-Progress Talk

February 15th, 2012
3:30 - 5:00 PM

"Myths, Emblems and the Emergence of 'criollo' Culture in New Spain." Beatriz Colombí is a 2011-2012 Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow at the Latin American Library.…  read more

"Dreaming of Money in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam" by Allison Truitt

February 13th, 2012
6:00 - 8:00 PM

"Open Doors: Dreaming of Money in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam" by Allison Truitt (Anthropology) Part of the Seminar on Historical Change and Social Theory,…  read more

Renewing Latin American Legal Education Conference

February 10th, 2012 - February 11th, 2012
FRIDAY: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM; SATURDAY: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Many argue that Latin American legal systems seem to be falling into a narrow paradigm of becoming either irrelevant, inoperative, or both. This conference will…  read more

Democracy in Latin America in the Age of Revolution, 1776-1848

February 10th, 2012 - February 11th, 2012
FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 4:00PM; SATURDAY: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

A two-day international conference hosted by the Department of History and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Occasioned by innovative research…  read more

Hierarchical Capitalism: Business, Labor, and the Challenges of Equitable Development in Latin America

February 8th, 2012
5:00 PM

Lecture by Professor Ben Ross Schneider, MIT Latin America has a distinctive hierarchical variety of capitalism that comprises large diversified business groups, multinational corporations, segmented…  read more

Cine Cubano: Historia, Historiografía y Nuevas Technología

February 7th, 2012
5:00 PM

CINE CUBANO: HISTORIA, HISTORIOGRAFÍA Y NUEVAS TECNOLOGÍAS Cuban Cinema: History, Historiography and New Technologies In Spanish with simultaneous translation. Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is…  read more

Regionalism in Latin America, Lecture by Prof. Olivier Dabène

February 6th, 2012
5:00 PM

Regionalism in Latin America: the current stage of flexibility and pragmatism Latin America's rich history in the realm of regional integration dates back to the…  read more



Upcoming Events

"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 ( (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.