Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Guest Lecture: "Listen to you. Public Hearings at the Commission of Truth and Reconciliation."

April 11th, 2014

Sofía Macher, a sociologist and activist for human rights in Peru, is an international expert on transitional justice. She has been a commissioner of the…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Rebecca Hill and Erlend Johnson

April 11th, 2014

Rebecca Hill, doctoral candidate in the department of Anthropology, and Erlend Johnson, graduate student in the department of Anthropology, will present preliminary versions of their…  read more

Ideological Incoherence and Ideological Purity in the Mexican Revolution - Dr. Claudio Lomnitz

April 10th, 2014
6 pm

Dr. Claudio Lomnitz will present a talk entitled “Ideological Incoherence and Ideological Purity in the Mexican Revolution” at 6 pm on April 10th in Jones…  read more

Virtual Citizens in Cuban Alternative Blogosphere Today

April 9th, 2014

Wednesday, April 9th 5:00PM Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall “Virtual Citizens in Cuban Alternative Blogosphere Today” Talk by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo (author, photographer,…  read more

Nueva Narrativa o Nuevarrativa en el Campo Literario Cubano Actual: La Generación Año Cero

April 8th, 2014

Tuesday, April 8th 5:00PM Newcomb 404 “Nueva Narrativa o Nuevarrativa en el Campo Literario Cubano Actual: La Generación Año Cero” Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo (author,…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Keith Eppich, "Maya Ceramics and the Maya Collapse: the last three centuries of the potting tradition at el Perú-Waka', Guatemala."

April 4th, 2014

Keith Eppich, Associate Faculty in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Collin College, will present his recent research on ceramics in lowland Guatemala…  read more

Rereadings: intellectual, literary and cultural exchange in Luso-Hispanic world

April 3rd, 2014 - April 4th, 2014

“Rereadings: intellectual, literary and cultural exchange in Luso-Hispanic world” the Biannual Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference. For a complete program and schedule please click…  read more

Dr. Robin Greeley Guest Lecture and Reception Cancelled

April 2nd, 2014

We regret to announce that Dr. Robin Greeley’s lecture at Tulane, “Autoconstrucción's Dialectical Objects: Sculptural Materialism in the Work of Abraham Cruzvillegas," has been cancelled,…  read more

Social Policy in Latin America since the Left Turn: A Roundtable Discussion

April 1st, 2014

Please join us for a Social Policy Roundtable, on April 1st, 2014 at 11:00am in the Stibbs Conference Room, featuring: Mary Clark Associate professor of…  read more

Cuban Literacy Campaign: A K-12 Teacher Workshop

March 29th, 2014
12:30 - 5 PM

This workshop will explore the role of women in Latin America and in Education as well as the history of the Cuban Literacy Campaign through…  read more

Paolo Spadoni presents new book on Cuban economy

March 28th, 2014

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Paolo Spadoni, assistant professor of political science at Georgia Regents University, on March 28th at 12:30pm. Spadoni…  read more

Persistent Inequality: Book Presentation at the Mexican Consulate

March 28th, 2014
6:00 PM

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the Loyola University College of Law are pleased to announce the editorial presentation of the book Consistent…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Viola König

March 28th, 2014
12:15 PM

Viola König, Director of the Ethnologisches Museum in Berlin, will present her research on native maps of Mexico in a talk entitled “The Art of…  read more

61st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS)

March 27th, 2014 - March 29th, 2014

REGULAR REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Late Registration: After Feb. 27, 2014 Faculty: $150 Student / International Scholars: $115 Each registration includes one ticket to the…  read more

Paquito D'Rivera Live with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

March 22nd, 2014

Eleven-time Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz sensation, Paquito D’Rivera will perform live with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in an evening of irresistible Latin and Caribbean music!…  read more








Upcoming Events

Bruno Bosteels speaks at Loyola University

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The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Loyola University presents: “Politics and Violence in Latin America: Democracy in the Criticism of Arms,” a talk by Bruno Bosteels, Professor of Romance Studies at Cornell University. Bosteels is the author of Badiou and Politics, Marx and Freud in Latin America, and The Actuality of Communism, among other works.

For more information on this event, please contact Josefa Salmon at

This event is sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Caribbean, The Languages & Cultures Department at Loyola University, Rev. Scott Youree Watson, Gregory F. Curtin & Rev. Guy Lemieux SJ SAK Distinguished Professorships.

For the event flyer, click here.

The Pebbles Center turns 10!

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The Pebbles Center is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! The 10th anniversary falls on Dia, a celebration of children and reading. To celebrate, the Pebbles Center is hosting renowned children’s book author Jorge Argueta. Mr. Argueta was a guest at the inauguration of the Pebbles Center 10 years ago. See photographs from Mr. Argueta’s previous visit here. He will present an interactive presentation based on some of his most recent books.

Jorge Tetl Argueta is a celebrated Salvadoran poet and writer whose bi-lingual children’s books have received numerous awards. A native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian, Jorge spent much of his childhood in rural El Salvador. He feels that everybody is capable of writing, especially young children who are natural poets! Argueta has written a series of delicious cooking poems perfect for reading while cooking or incorporating food into the classroom. Come out and celebrate with us!

Children and parents will be able to enjoy a wonderful reading and a workshop highlighting the delicious foods found in his books. We will be of course providing snacks as well as be able to distribute a handful of bilingual books donated by the New Orleans Public Library.

El 30 de abril es una fecha muy significativa para los niños. Se celebra el día de los niños y de los libros. Esta celebración se conoce como El día de los niños/ El día de los libros, y celebra la alegría y las maravillas de la infancia y la importancia de los libros en nuestra vida. Ven a celebrar con nosotros el día con autor salvadoreño Jorge Argueta.

Para una lista con la dirreción de todas las bibliotecas, por favor visite la página de web de la biblioteca pública de la Nueva Orleáns.

For more information or if you have questions please contact the Latin American Resource Center at or check our Facebook page.

Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the New Orleans Public Library.

Photo by Nina Menconi.

Art Syncopation

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival are pleased to present an art exhibit of renowned artist Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera entitled “Art Syncopation.” An opening reception will be held on April 22nd at 6 PM. The exhibit will be on display through May 20th.

Angel Gonzalez de la Tijera is an important Mexican Painter and one of the most significant contributors to contemporary figurative Mexican art. His work primarily focuses on figures and portraits in conjunction with music. His art reveals form and substance in a realistic manner.

Gonzalez de la Tijera was born in Mexico City in 1958. He developed his painting style, figurative realism, as a student of master painter Santiago Carbonell.