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MARI Brown Bag: Kris Lane "It's A Crime: Money, Murder, and the Great Potosi, Mint Fraud of 1649"

September 23rd, 2016
12:00 PM

MARI is pleased to announce the 1st Brown Bag of the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Kris Lane, Professor of History at Tulane University and a…  read more

Bate Papo! Speak Portuguese

September 23rd, 2016
1-2 PM

Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: amendoim japonês. Come tell us how the semester is going! Bring a small lunch; we’ll provide extra…  read more

Finding Diverse Voices through the Américas Award

September 22nd, 2016
6:15 - 8:30 PM

On-line registration is now closed. On site registration will occur by check ONLY This K-12 educator workshop will focus on the diversity of literature recognized…  read more

"Dialogo con mi abuela" : A film by Gloria Rolando

September 22nd, 2016
5:30PM

Please join us for a special screening of the film, Dialogo con mi abuela (Dialogue with my grandmother) [2015, 40min], followed by a Q&A session…  read more

"La familia santiagüera: problemas estructurales y vida cotidiana"

September 15th, 2016
4:30PM

Please join us for a talk by María Eugenia Espronceda Amor entitled “La familia santiagüera: problemas estructurales y vida cotidiana.” The talk will be given…  read more

Returnee Mini-Conference and Welcome Back Party

September 12th, 2016 - September 19th, 2016
5:00- 7:00 PM

Hosted by the Office of Study Abroad. Transition back to Tulane by connecting with our study abroad community! Network with like-minded students and faculty and…  read more

Consulate of Mexico Presents "Los Demonios de mi Tierra" Photo Exhibit

July 7th, 2016 - August 22nd, 2016

The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans presents the photographic exhibition: Los Demonios de mi Tierra by Mexican Artist Mauricio Silerio Opening Reception July 7th,…  read more

Doing Business in Cuba Summit

June 22nd, 2016
9:00AM to 3:00PM

“Doing Business in Cuba” is a one-day summit about doing business in Cuba. Speakers include leaders in Cuba’s corporate, banking and international trade industries; infrastructure…  read more

Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

June 18th, 2016 - July 2nd, 2016

Havana, Cuba | June 18 – July 2, 2016 The Application Deadline has now passed This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on…  read more

Somos Nós: Diverse Brazil, Brazilian Culture and Language for the K-16 Classroom

June 12th, 2016 - June 16th, 2016

Photo taken by Megan Oleson, 2014. LARC, along with Vanderbilt and the University of Georgia, is sponsoring a workshop on Brazilian culture and teaching Portuguese.…  read more

A night of Argentinian food and culture with Chef Adolfo Garcia

June 10th, 2016
7:00 PM

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

Work in Progress Talk: Manolo Estuardo Vela Castañeda

May 25th, 2016
3:00 - 4:30

The Latin American Library presents a Works in Progress talk by Manolo Estuardo Vela Castañeda entitled “Hacerse guerrilla o seguir siendo partido: el dilema de…  read more

2016 New Orleans International Guitar Festival

May 15th, 2016 - May 21st, 2016

Sponsored in part by Tulane’s Department of Music.  read more

Artist Talk: Tania Bruguera

May 7th, 2016
11:00AM

Pelican Bomb, in partnership with the Newcomb Art Museum and the Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University, hosts a talk with internationally renowned…  read more

Stone Center Spring Awards Ceremony

April 28th, 2016
5:00 PM

Excellence in Latin American studies – Stone Center Spring Awards Ceremony Welcome & Introductions Presentation of Awards LAGO Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award Recipient: Megwen…  read more

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Before Structuralism and Dependency: What did Latin America contribute to International Political Economy?

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Eric Helleiner, Profeesor and Faculty of Arts Chair in International Political Economy at the University of Waterloo, presents a talk titled “Before Structuralism and Dependency: What did Latin America contribute to International Political Economy?” on Friday, September 30 at 1:30 PM.

Dr. Helleiner holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and researches international political economy, international money and finance, North-South economic relations, and the history of political economy. He is the author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters.

The talk is sponsored by the Tulane Political Science Department and the Murphy Institute

Ixcanul Screening and Educator Reception

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The Latin American Resource Center and the Broad Theater are hosting a screening of Ixcanul, an educator reception, and discussion about the film. Ixcanul follows the life of a young Kaqchikel Maya woman as she grapples with problems in the modern world. The film was Guatemala’s entry in the 2016 Best Foreign Language Film Category at the Oscars. The discussion following the film will include a discussion of how to use the film in the classroom.

The event is FREE for educators who REGISTER below. The public may purchase tickets to attend the screening and discussion.

Event Schedule:

4:30 Reception
5:00 Film
6:30 Discussion

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 Allen Toussaint, on view from Oct. 4 – Nov. 8. The event will discuss altar traditions and how to integrate altars into the classroom.

Check out the event website for resources and other information about teaching Day of the Dead.

Workshop Schedule

5:30 – 5:45
Welcome and Introduction
Denise Woltering Vargas, Tulane University
Suzanna Ritz, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

5:45-6:00
Day of the Dead Altars: Allen Toussaint
Cynthia Ramirez, Southern University of New Orleans

6:00 – 6:15
Day of the Dead Altars in the Classroom: the ISL Altar to Benny Andrews
Suzanna Ritz, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

6:15 – 7:00
Hands on Activities for the Classroom: Building Altars and Retablos
Suzanna Ritz, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

7:00 – 7:30
Discussion and Evaluation

Celebrating the Dead in Peru: A Teacher Workshop

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This workshop examines traditions of Dia de los Difuntos, as Day of the Dead is called in Peru, and the ways in which this pan-American tradition is celebrated in Peru. This workshop will highlight the pre-Columbian roots of the tradition and the music which accompanies the celebrations. This workshop is the third installment in LARC’s series on Day of the Dead Across the Americas. View resources from the previous workshops here.

Participants will receive lunch, teaching materials and CEUs.

Tentative Schedule (Subject to Change)

10:00 – 10:30
Introduction to LARC’s Day of the Dead Across the Americas
Denise Woltering Vargas and Rachel Horowitz

10:30 – 11:30
Celebrating the Dead in Peru
Jason Nesbitt and Bebel Chavin

11:30 – 12:30
Andean Musical Traditions
Javier León

12:30 – 1:00
Discussion and Lunch

See Photographs from the 2015 workshop on Barriletes and Day of the Dead in Guatemala.

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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Honduran Indigenous Environmental Rights Activist Speaks on Behalf of her Mother, Berta Cáceres

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Environmental Studies program, and the Newcomb College Institute are pleased to present a lecture by Olivia Marcela Zuniga Cáceres, the daughter of Berta Cáceres the Honduran environmental activist assassinated in 2014. Zuniga Cáceres will discuss her mother’s legacy and plans to continue work on environmental issues in Honduras particularly among indigenous peoples.