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LAL Greenleaf Fellow Work in Progress Talk by Eugenia López Velázquez

February 26th, 2015
4:00-5:30 PM

Please join us for a work-in-progress talk by Eugenia López Velázquez, LAL Greenleaf Fellow 2014-2015. The talk will be in Spanish. Refreshments will follow. Pueblos…  read more

Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Workers in the United States

February 26th, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Dr. Seth M. Holmes, Martin Sisters Assistant Professor, Health and Social Behavior at the University of California, Berkeley, will present a paper at the University…  read more

Summer in Argentina Program Info Session

February 25th, 2015
5:00pm

TULANE SUMMER IN ARGENTINA PROGRAM JUNE 14 – JULY 17, 2015 FREE FOOD! Summer in Argentina is a Tulane-run five-week program in Buenos Aires, Argentina,…  read more

A Talk by David A. Duckenfield: "Charting a New Course on Cuba."

February 25th, 2015
11:00 AM

“Charting a New Course on Cuba,” a talk by David A. Duckenfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Outreach, Us Department of State. The presentation is on…  read more

"Representing the Revolutionary: The Afterlives of Toussaint Louverture"- A Talk by Charles Forsdick

February 24th, 2015
6:00-7:30 PM

A talk by Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool, titled “Representing the Revolutionary: The Afterlives of Toussaint Louverture.” Toussaint Louverture, a defiantly ambiguous vehicle of Haiti…  read more

Darwin Day New Orleans

February 21st, 2015
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Darwin Day New Orleans is part of a global celebration of Darwin’s life and work held on or around his birthday, February 12th. Darwin Day…  read more

Challenging Corruption in an Emerging Market Economy: When Will Brazilian Voters Act on Information about Corruption?

February 20th, 2015
2:00 PM

The Political Science Department and the Murphy Institute are sponsoring a paper by Matthew Winters, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of…  read more

The Future of Transitional Justice: A workshop with Dr. Hugo van der Merwe

February 20th, 2015
11:00 AM

In this workshop, Dr. Hugo van der Merwe will speak about the transitional justice, its ongoing challenges and debates and future directions, from his dual…  read more

Guilty as Charged: The Trial of Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori for Human Rights Violations

February 20th, 2015
1:30 PM

Dr. Jo-Marie Burt, Associate Professor of Politics and Director of Latin American Studies at George Mason University, will give a talk entitled “Guilty as Charged:…  read more

12/17 in the history of Cuban-US Relations: Causes, Results, Repercussions

February 20th, 2015
4 PM

Dr. Carlos Alzugaray Treto, of the Asociación de Escritores, Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC) and Consejo Editorial Revista Temas, will present a…  read more

Catalan Independence and Other Separatist Movements

February 19th, 2015
2:00 - 3:30 PM

The Center Austria, Latin American Studies, and International Studies programs at the University of New Orleans (UNO) are sponsoring a talk by Joaquín Roy, the…  read more

Lunchtime Discussion: Work Abroad After College

February 19th, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 PM

Discuss the pros and cons of working abroad after graduation and learn about resources to get your job search started. This event is sponsored by…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Marcello Canuto "A Multi-scalar Approach to the Collapse of the Classic Maya Political System: New Data, New Paradigm?"

February 6th, 2015
12:00 pm

Dr. Marcello A. Canuto, Director of the Middle-American Research Institute, will present on his recent research in a talk titled: “A Multi-scalar Approach to the…  read more

A Talk by Dr. Timothy J. Smith:"(Dis)lodging Development: Indigenous Praxis and Community Tourism in Amazonian Ecuador."

February 6th, 2015
4:00 PM

The Tulane Anthropology Student Association (TASA) will present a talk Friday, February 6, at 4 PM in Dinwiddie 103 by Dr. Timothy J. Smith, Associate…  read more

Mobilizing at the Margins: Citizenship, Identity, and Democracy

February 5th, 2015 - February 7th, 2015

Tulane University's Latin American Graduate Organization invites your attendance at the 2015 Graduate Conference where you can meet graduate scholars, faculty, and community leaders interested…  read more

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Contesting Trade in Central America: Market Reform and Resistance

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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 Trade in Central America: Market Reform and Resistance (University of Texas, 2014). Contesting Trade analyzes the debate over the 2004 adoption of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) by the United States, five Central American countries, and the Dominican Republic. The book focuses on the region's decision and the resistance it generated from social movements, and draws on nearly two hundred interviews with representatives from government, business, civil society, and social movements to analyze the relationship between the advance of free market reform in Central America and the parallel rise of resistance movements.

Rose J. Spalding received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has been at DePaul University since 1980, where she is Professor of Political Science, a department she chaired from 2000-2003. Her previous books include Capitalism and Revolution in Nicaragua and The Political Economy of Revolutionary Nicaragua, in addition to numerous book chapters and scholarly articles. Her current research focuses on mining conflicts in Central America.

RSVP is required. Please RSVP by email to <cipr@tulane.edu>. This event is sponsored by the Center for Inter-American Policy. For more information please call 504.862.3141.

MARI Brown Bag: "Victims of the Teotihuacan Entrada in Early Classic Peten" - A Talk by Jordan Andrea Krummel

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Jordan Andrea Krummel, Project El Mirador, will present on her recent research in a talk titled:
“Victims of the Teotihuacan Entrada in Early Classic Peten: Preliminary Investigations of the Tigre Massacre.”

Friday, February 27 at 12:00 PM
Room 305, Dinwiddie Hall

See you on Friday and remember to bring your lunch!

20th Annual Environmental Summit on Law and Policy

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This event is sponsored by the Tulane Law School..

“New Orleans, LA February 27-28, 2015. The Tulane University Law School extends a welcome to its 20th Annual Summit on Environmental Law & Policy. This event will feature three keynote speakers and 16 panels of experts from around the country and the world who will be discussing a wide-range of environmental and energy topics. All events are free and open to the public, although there will be a fee for those attorneys seeking CLE credit.”

“This year's themes are: Energy, Water, Wildlife, and Beyond. KEYNOTERS include: Lt. General Russel Honoré, hailed as the "Category 5 General" for his leadership of the Hurricane Katrina Task Force and leader of the Green Army Movement; Pat Mulroy, former Las Vegas "Water Czar," now Senior Fellow at Nevada – Las Vegas and an expert on western drought; and Antonio A. Oposa Jr., President of the Philippine Law of Nature Foundation, who has pioneered groundbreaking cases in Philippine and international law.”

“The Summit will feature 16 panels, each CLE-accredited but designed to be accessible to the general public as well. Students, faculty, businesses, law firms, public interest organizations and all others are welcome to join us in discussions on issues such as climate change litigation, wind and solar power initiatives, environmental justice, and endangered species protection. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as evening receptions.

For more information please contact:
Emily Prince
404.663.3036
eprince@tulane.edu

For a detailed schedule of the Summit's events and online registration, please click here
or visit: www.tulaneenvironmentallawsummit.com.

A Lecture by Dr. Carmen Diana Deere: "Gender, Asset Accumulation and Wealth in Ecuador."

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A lecture by Dr. Carmen Diana Deere, Distinguished Professor of Latin American Studies and Food & Resource Economics at the University of Florida,
Gender, Asset Accumulation and Wealth in Ecuador: Implications for Women’s Bargaining Power

The Department of Economics, the Center for Inter-American Policy (CIPR), and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies invite you to a talk by Dr. Carmen Diana Deere.

Based on her path-breaking research in Ecuador, Professor Deere will discuss her findings on the association between women's share of wealth and lower incidence of domestic violence and greater egalitarian household decision-making.

Dr. Diana Deere Bio:
Dr. Carmen Diana Deereis Distinguished Professor of Latin American Studies and Food & Resource Economics at the University of Florida. She holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a M.A. in Development Studies from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Deere was Director of the UF Center for Latin American Studies from 2004 to 2009, and previously was Director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she was Professor of Economics. She is a Past President of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and of the New England Council of Latin American Studies (NECLAS). Deere is the co-author of Empowering Women: Land and Property Rights in Latin America (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001), winner of LASA's Bryce Wood Book Award, as well as several other books. Among her co-edited volumes are two special issues of Feminist Economics, on Women and the Distribution of Wealth (2006) and on Gender and International Migration (2012). During 2009-2010 she was a Visiting Scholar at FLACSO-Ecuador, directing the UF-FLACSO study on Gender, Poverty and Assets, which included a 3,000 household survey on asset ownership in rural and urban areas. This project is part of a broader comparative study on the gender asset and wealth gaps which includes Ghana and India, a study initially funded by the Dutch Foreign Ministry's MDG3 Fund and currently by UNWomen. Deere's current research is on how gender inequality in asset ownership affects household outcomes such as decision-making and intimate partner violence. She is also conducting research on the factors that shape women's ability to accumulate assets, including property regimes and the role of remittances, savings and access to credit.

The talk is free and open to the public.

For more information see the flyer below or contact Samantha Greenspun, sgreens@tulane.edu

CIAPA Experience Info Session with Returned Students

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Congreso internacional de literatura y cultura centroamericanas (CILCA XXIII)

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Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, y Purdue University Calumet tienen el gusto de invitar al CONGRESO DE LITERATURA y CULTURA CENTROAMERICANAS (CILCA XXIII) que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de New Orleans, Louisiana, del 11 al 13 de marzo del 2015 en el campus de Tulane University y Loyola University New Orleans.

Desde el primer congreso realizado en Nicaragua 1993, CILCA se ha caracterizado por ser un espacio de intercambio intelectual y de amistad para académicas/os, escritoras/es y lectoras/es. El congreso se ha efectuado en todos los países centroamericanos y por primera vez en su historia, CILCA se realizará en los Estados Unidos. La ciudad escogida es Nueva Orleáns, puerta de entrada hacia el Caribe y los países de América Central. El intercambio cultural entre Nueva Orleáns y América Central ha sido intenso por muchísimos años, y la ciudad alberga una de las comunidades de origen hondureño más grandes de los Estados Unidos. Tulane University tiene estrechos lazos con la región a través del Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, y the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola University New Orleans se ha distinguido por el trabajo con las comunidades hispanas que realizan varias de sus unidades académicas, incluyendo the Law School y el Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

La organización de CILCA XXIII la realizan la Dra. Maureen Shea y el Dr. Uriel Quesada, expertos en literatura y cultura centroamericanas, con el apoyo del Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creador y promotor de CILCA.

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Tulane University, Loyola University New Orleans, and Purdue University Calumet invite you to the Congress on Literature and Culture of Central America (CILCA XXIII) which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana March 11-13 2015 on the campuses of Tulane and Loyola New Orleans.

From the first conference, held in Nicaragua in 1993, CILCA has been a space for intellectual exchange and friendship for academics and writers. The conference has been held in all of the Central American countries and for the first time in its history will be held in the United States. New Orleans, the gateway to the Caribbean and Central America, has been chosen as the location. New Orleans and Central America have a longstanding cultural exchange and New Orleans has one of the largest Honduran communities in the United States. Tulane has long connections with the region through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Latin American Library, and the Middle American Research Institute. Loyola New Orleans works closely with hispanic communities particularly through the Law school and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

CILCA XXIII is organized by Drs. Maureen Shea and Uriel Quesada, experts on the literature and culture of Central America, with the support of Dr. Jorge Román Lagunas, creator of CILCA.

  • CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2015. Call for papers is available here
  • MAKE RESERVATIONS AT THE HOTEL HERE.

Registration prices are listed below:

Early Registration (BEFORE January 15, 2015):

  • $150.00 U.S. academics
  • $125.00 U.S. Latin American academics traveling from Latin America; graduate students in the U.S.
  • $100.00 Latin American graduate students traveling from Latin America

Late registration (AFTER January 15, 2015):

  • $165.00 U.S. academics
  • $140.00 Latin American academics traveling from Latin America; graduate students in the U.S.
  • $115.00 Latin American graduate students traveling from Latin America