Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Brazil- Past, Present, Future: A Youth Perspective Talk by Lira Alli

September 25th, 2015
2:00-2:45 PM

In this talk, Lira Alli will present her perspective on Brazil’s process of democratic consolidation since the transition from dictatorship and her outlook for the…  read more

Latin American Library Open House

September 25th, 2015
12:30 - 3:30 PM

The annual Latin American Library open house and book sale will take place on Friday, September 25th, from 12:30 to 3:30. This is the LAL’s…  read more

Sociology Colloquium Series: "Can Genetically Modified Crops Help the Poor?"

September 25th, 2015
3:30 PM

Can Genetically Modified Crops Help the Poor? Reflections on Science, Technology, Development, and the Environment. A talk by Amalia Leguizamón. Amalia Leguizamón is an Assistant…  read more

A crise brasileira: O papel da juventude- A Talk by Lira Alli

September 24th, 2015
5:00-6:00 PM

A talk by Lira Alli- Youth activist from São Paulo, Brazil. In this talk, Lira Alli will explore the political and economic crises currently unfolding…  read more

Spanish Heritage Day at the Old U.S. Mint

September 21st, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 PM

To commemorate Spanish Heritage Day, Friends of the Cabildo, Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society and the Louisiana State Museum are hosting an afternoon of…  read more

If I Give My Soul: Pentecostalism in Rio's Prisons

September 21st, 2015
6:00 PM

A screening of the film If I Give My Soul: Pentecostalism in Rio’s Prisons will be held on September 21 at 6 PM. The screening…  read more

Home Birth Emergencies in the U.S. and Mexico: The Trouble with Transport

September 21st, 2015
5:00 PM

The Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences invites all interested parties to attend a new Health and Inequality Seminar Series. The first seminar…  read more

The Rituals of Hospital Birth

September 21st, 2015
5:00 PM

The Rituals of Hospital Birth. This presentation analyzes obstetrical procedures—from electronic fetal monitoring to cesarean section—as rituals that convey the core values of the technocratic…  read more

Endogenous Participation: Prior Consultation in Extractive Economies

September 18th, 2015
2:00 PM

Please join us Friday, September 18th, for the Tulane University Political Science Seminar, sponsored by CIPR. Our speaker will be Tulia Falleti (University of Pennsylvania)…  read more

Bate Papo! Speak Portuguese!

September 18th, 2015

Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: Biscoito de Polvilho! It’s always Happy Hour em Português. Start off your weekend conversando! For more information…  read more

Civil Rights Through the Américas Award: K-12 Teacher Workshop

September 17th, 2015
5:30 - 9:00

Américas Award K-12 Workshop In celebration of the 2015 Américas Award, CLASP and Teaching for Change are hosting a K-12 teacher workshop “Civil Rights Through…  read more

Latin American Studies Pre-Professional Alumni Speaker Series

September 17th, 2015 - December 3rd, 2015
11:00 Am

Each year in association with LAST 4000, the capstone seminar for graduating seniors in Latin American Studies, we invite recent graduates to speak about their…  read more

La Hora del Cuento: Bilingual Story Time at the Pebbles Center Uptown

September 14th, 2015 - December 14th, 2015
2nd Monday of every month , 5:15 PM
5:15 PM

Join the Pebbles Center at the Children’s Resource Center branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time. Held the second Monday of…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: David Freidel "Kaanul and Waka', Some Informal Thoughts"

September 11th, 2015
12:00 PM

The Middle American Research institute is happy to present the second Brown Bag of the 2015-2016 academic year. David Freidel, Professor of Anthropology at Washington…  read more

"La diplomacia del béisbol" A talk by Norberto Codina

September 11th, 2015

Baseball has always been a common shared space between the United States and Cuba, connecting citizens from both countries— not only through the sport and…  read more






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Upcoming Events

Diverse Roots of Migration in Latin America & the Caribbean: A K-12 Educator Workshop in Washington DC

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Join us to explore the roots of migration and its effects on the family in Latin America and the Caribbean. Highlighting the 2017 Américas Award titles, this workshop will prepare K-12 educators and librarians to engage students with topics of migration, family, and the socioeconomic barriers within Central America and the Caribbean today. The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs presents the 2017 Américas Award teacher workshop hosted by American University’s International Training & Education Program. Speakers will include 2017 Américas Award winning author of The Only Road Alexandra Díaz, as well as Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us, an honor book, and Nadia L. Hohn, author of Malaika’s Costume, another honor book. These authors, along with a curriculum specialist, will engage participants with teaching strategies to accompany the books.

To learn about this year’s 2017 Américas Award winners, please view the video announcement here.

Participants will receive dinner, a book, and a certificate of completion with registration.

Register BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7 at a special rate of $25. AFTER SEPTEMBER 7 registration increases to $35.

AU ITEP students may register for $10 BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7.

For more information, please visit

The program is sponsored by CLASP and American University. It is coordinated by Tulane University and Vanderbilt University with generous support provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, and the University of Wisconsin –Milwaukee.

Celebración Latina at Audubon Zoo

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 13 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 is set for Sunday, October 15, 2017 and 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 crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents please!

Check out these pictures from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) seeks session proposals for its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” includes a variety of paper topics, including:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or

La Hora del Cuento: Pebbles Center Bilingual Fall Reading Series

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch and New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, Mango, Abuela, and Me, and Arroz con Leche. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes TBA

Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 15th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium on March 9, 2018.

Since 2002, Tulane University has hosted a weekend of talks and workshops dedicated to the study of the Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America. This yearly meeting has called upon scholars from a wide spectrum of specialties—archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics—to elucidate the many facets of this fascinating Mesoamerican culture. In developing a broad approach to the subject matter, the conference aims to draw the interest of a wide ranging group of people—from the expert to the beginner.

For more information, visit the Middle American Research Institute website.