Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


XIII Annual Tulane Undergraduate Conference on Latin America

November 21st, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Stone Center’s annual TUCLA conference is an interdisciplinary undergraduate symposium in which seniors from the Latin American Studies core seminar present their individual research…  read more

For a Critical Theory from the Americas- A talk by Prof. Stefan Gandler

November 20th, 2015

Stefan Gandler: Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro/Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México academic year 2015/16: Visiting scholar at the Communication Department. Profesor Stefan Gandler holds a Ph.Dfrom…  read more

Contesting Trade in Central America: Market Reform and Resistance

November 20th, 2015
4:00 PM

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Rose J. Spalding, Professor of Political Science, DePaul University. Dr. Spalding will present her recent book Contesting…  read more

Cooking Demonstration and Tasting with chef Adolfo Garcia

November 20th, 2015
7 PM

Delgado Community College Culinary Arts and Tulane Stone Center for Latin American Studies invite you to a night of Caribbean food and culture with chef…  read more

Inequality in Latin America: taking legal responses seriously

November 20th, 2015
1:30 PM

A talk by Helena Alviar. Helena Alviar is a candidate for one of the Scott and Marjorie Cowen Endowed Chairs in Latin American Social Sciences.…  read more

Bate Papo Nordestino!

November 19th, 2015
3:00 PM

Practice your Portuguese! Enjoy a sweet nordestino snack. Explore LAL’s cordéis collection. For more information email Jade Madrid at or Megwen Loveless at  read more

Mortar Board Last Lecture Series featuring Dr. Jana Lipman

November 16th, 2015
7:00-8:00 PM

Please join us to hear Dr. Jana Lipman as she presents the lessons learned from Guatánamo Bay and their bearing on current events, such as…  read more

Sonia Nazario Speaks at NCSS

November 14th, 2015
9:00 AM

The Latin American Resource Center is pleased to highlight the upcoming appearance of award winning author Sonia Nazario at the National Council for Social Studies…  read more

El Pequeño Gran Circo de Ilusions (The Little Great Circus of Illusions)

November 14th, 2015
10:30 AM and 2:30 PM

Join the Pebbles Center, The Children’s Resource Center, and the Algiers Regional Library in a presentation of the children’s play _El Pequeño Gran Circo de…  read more

La espada de Kafka: A public talk by Carlos Yushimito

November 13th, 2015
4:00 PM

Carlos Yushimito is a Peruvian writer, considered one the most prominent literary young figures of Latin America. He has published four fiction books and a…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Early Urbanism at the Formative site of Tlalancaleca, Central Mexico

November 13th, 2015
12:00 PM

Dr. Tatsuya Murakami, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Tulane University, will present on his research in a talk titled: “Early Urbanism at the Formative site…  read more

New Orleans, Gateway to the Americas: Trade, History & Globalization

November 12th, 2015
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Latin American Resource Center in conjunction with the New Orleans Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank, is presenting a Pre-conference Clinic for the National…  read more

An Inter-American Standoff: Marisol, MoMA, and the Cold War

November 12th, 2015
6:00 PM

Delia Solomons, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Art History Department, presents a works in progress talk entitled “An Inter-American Standoff: Marisol, MOMA, and the Cold…  read more

Area Studies & Outreach in Social Studies

November 10th, 2015 - November 11th, 2015

Area Studies & Outreach in the Social Studies Classroom November 10-11, 2015 A working meeting sponsored by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies…  read more

The Social and Universal Dimensions of the Cuban National Health System

November 10th, 2015
3:30 - 4:30 PM

SPHTM Dean’s Office and the Departmental of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences invite you to the following lecture: The Social and Universal Dimensions of…  read more




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Upcoming Events

Latin American Studies Pre-Professional Alumni Speaker Series

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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 current employment and the path that took them there—and to give advice to students soon to hit the job market. We invite all students to attend these informal discussions.

Speakers will speak at 11:00 a.m. for 45 minutes to an hour. Out of courtesy for the speaker and the class, we ask that guests arrive on time and stay for the entire presentation. Speakers will also speak in the 9:30 session, but will begin later. If you would like to attend this section or would like additional information, contact Edie Wolfe at ewolfe@tulane.eduu

Thursday, September 17
William Faulkner (2009), Director, Flux Research, Monitoring and Evaluation; formerly i2i Institute and Plan Políticas Públicas, São Paulo, Brazil. Flux is a consultancy focused on research, monitoring and evaluation that links those spearheading social change with the social sciences approaches, methods, and services required to evaluta operations and impact. After graduating in 2009, Will completed at masters in Latin American Studies at the Stone Center and went on to work as a researcher and evaluation coordinator with a similar organization in São Paulo, Brazil.

Tuesday, October 6
Katie Gray (2013) formerly Accounts Representative, Latin America and Brazil accounts, Intralox. Intralox is the world leader of modular plastic conveyor belts located in Hammond, Louisiana. Katie worked for several years as their tri-lingual Spanish and Portuguese speaking Account Representative, providing service support to Customers in Latin and South America.

Thursday, October 8
Bianca Falcon (2013) Chief of Staff, Republíca LLC. República, LLC is a privately held national advertising, branding, promotions, digital media and public relations company headquartered in Miami, Florida. República is a minority owned and certified company that ranks among the Top 50 U.S. Hispanic Agencies

Tuesday, October 20
Allison Bakamjian, (2010) Program Services Manager, Shanti Project’s Women’s Cancer Program, San Francisco; formerly Peace Corps Education Specialist, Santa Marta, Colombia. Prior to her Peace Corps volunteership, Allison worked with AmeriCorps*VISTA as the Volunteer Supervisor working with New Orleans Outreach and local public schools.

Thursday, October 22
Christine Sweeney (2010), Cybersecurity Policy and Program Analyst, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President; formerly Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean, International Republican Institute. In her position with the IRI, Christine managed democracy and governance programs in Venezuela and Ecuador, helping to cultivate relationships with field-based and international implementing civil society partners and local political stakeholders to carry out the program objectives of promoting democratic transparency throughout the region

Tuesday, Nov. 17
Michael Murray (2010), Senior Consultant, FSG. FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm for leaders concerned with social change. Mike will discuss his work with the organization, including his research in Chile for a collaborative report on how local companies can increase competitiveness and profitability by helping to solve social problems such as poverty, education, and health.

Tuesday, Dec. 1 (To be confirmed)
Amanda Parker (2007), Project Manager & Trainer for Agriculture & Sustainable Land Use, World Wild Life Fund. Amanda works primarily in South America, specifically Paraguay managing and coordinating conservation projects in the Pantanal and Atlantic Forest Eco-Regions.

Thursday Dec. 3 (To be confirmed)
David Klauber (2008) Emergency Child Production Specialist, Save the Children. Most recently David worked as a volunteer program manager and grant-writer for the Unión de Agricultores Minifundistas, an association of organizations working on grass roots development de Guatemala in Guatemala City.. David will speak primarily about his experience with Save the Children in refugee camps on the Ethiopian-Somali border

Shango: Winter Music Festival

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Shango is a collaborative musical program featuring New Orleans’ own Bill Summers and Afro Cuban Master Dance Artist, Michelito Herrera Perez.

This event is free and open to the public. It is a collaboration between Xavier University’s African American and Diaspora Studies Program, XUTULAC and Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies. For more information please contact Dr. Sarah Clunis at or call: 504- 520-5020.

Photographic Exhibition "Precision"

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is proud to present a photographic exhibition, “Precision,” by Mexican artists Luis Arturo Chacon. There will be an opening reception on November 12th at 6 PM. For more information, visit the Consulate webpage.

Casa Borrega's 5th Annual Latin Jazz Fest

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Casa Borrega will host its Fifth Annual Latin Jazz Fest on Friday, December 11, 2015, from 7pm to 2am at the People’s Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 1426 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, a state of the art performance venue – ideally suited for this event. Deep roots connect the Crescent City with Latin America from Jelly Roll Morton’s “Latin Tinge” to newly formed musical entities that will be performing at this festival. Many longtime local musicians have made Latin Jazz a way of life and Casa Borrega celebrates this choice and artistry at its annual event. A new addition to the Fest is a multi-national ensemble of talented dancers who will perform throughout the evening.

7pm – Muevelo Tribute : Tito Puente & Celia Cruz
8:45pm – Javier Gutierrez & VIVAZ!
10:30pm – Alexis Guevara Afro Cuban Trio
12:15am – Latin Dance Party with DJ

  • Salsa dance demonstrations throughout *

Food by Casa Borrega & cocktails at the Bolden Bar
Tickets: $20 – available at
1/2 off for students with valid ID at the door

Hope to see you there! For further information please don’t hesitate to contact Linda Stone, 504.292.3705 or Hugo Montero, 210-392-9365 or email or visit

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

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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 every month at 5:15 PM, we will read a book and have a craft based on the book. Past books include Dear Primo, ‘Twas Nochebueno, and Call Me Tree/Llamame Arbol.

Story Hour Books
Oct. 12
Funny Bones by Duncan Tonatiuh
Celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead with this story time!

November 9 ­
María Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez
Learn about Peru and the Andean highlands through the eyes of Maria and her llama!

December 14
Martín de Porres by Gary Schmidt
Learn about this important Saint and his role in helping the poor!

Ancient Maya Women: A K-16 Educator Workshop

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LARC, in conjunction with the Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and the New Orleans Museum of Art, is hosting a teacher workshop on the ancient Maya. The workshop will introduce information on women in the ancient Maya world as well as providing activities to introduce into the classroom. Check back soon for more information.

To register, visit the Maya Symposium Registration page.