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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

Black Atlantic Grooves: Carnival Music from NOLA and Afro-Brazil

April 27th, 2016
11:00 Am - 6:30 PM

Discover the parallels and interconnections between the Black Atlantic carnival traditions of northeast Brazil and the American. Featuring Scott Kettner, founder of Nation Beat and…  read more

Celebrate Día at the Pebbles Center!

April 26th, 2016
4:30 - 5:30 PM

Día de los niños/Día de los libros is just around the corner!  This year Día, celebrated on April 30th, turns 20!  Día is a celebration of…  read more

"Critical Marxism in Mexico" by Stefan Gandler

April 26th, 2016
12:30-1:320 PM

A talk and book launch. Professor Gandler teaches at the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro and at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. He is currently…  read more

A Talk by Renan Quinalha, "A luta pela diversidade"

April 25th, 2016
3:30 PM

Renan Quinalha is a leading LGBT activist from São Paulo, Brazil. He is the co-author, with James Green, of the chapter on dictatorial repression of…  read more

(Re-)Politicizing Inequality: Movements, Parties, and Social Citizenship in Chile a talk by Kenneth Roberts

April 22nd, 2016
1:30 PM

Please join us this Friday, March 11, for the Tulane University Political Science Seminar, sponsored by the Political Science Department and CIPR. Our speaker will…  read more

Spring Outdoor Concert: A Caribbean/Latin American Musical Experience

April 22nd, 2016
5:00 PM

Spring outdoor concert at Xavier University featuring SoMisPo: The University of Southern Mississippi Steel Orchestra. The event is sponsored by XUTULAC: Xavier/Tulane Latin American &…  read more

MARI Brown Bag: Stefan Gandler "Cultural mestizaje: tradition and modernity in Mexico"

April 22nd, 2016
12:00 PM

MARI is pleased to announce the 17th Brown Bag of the 2015-2016 academic year. Dr. Stefan Gandler, Professor, Sociology and Philosophy, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro…  read more

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

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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, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Art Gallery of the Mexican Consulate
901 Convention Center Blvd. Ste. 118
New Orleans, LA 70130

Exploring the 2016 US Elections

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The US’s November elections are especially critical. The world’s power structures are undergoing dramatic changes, and so the internal political process of this world leader has even greater global consequences.

Looking beyond just the US’s foreign policy is key to understanding its actions. Over the next few months, the teaching programs at several Costa Rican institutions will focus on the following:

  • An analysis of succession of power within institutional structures.
  • The role of political parties (polarization).
  • The influence of changing demographics.
  • The geographic expression of social change.
  • The effect of the democratic process in the formulation and implementation of the US’s foreign policy towards Latin American in particular.

The University of Costa Rica, through its School of Political Science, and the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Políticos (CIEP), has joined forces with the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones y su Instituto de Formación y Estudios en Democracia (IFED), as well as with the University of Tulane, through its Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), for a series of outreach activities during the second half of 2016. These activities will utilize the resources at these educational and research institutions to promote a better understanding of the electoral process in the US.

The results of this upcoming election will have repercussions for the world, particularly in Latin American and Costa Rica. A broader, deeper understanding of the current situation will be useful for both universities and public policy decision-makers.

Participating institutions are confident that a proper analysis of this political process will lead to improved understanding and cooperation between the two nations.

Schedule of Activities

August

  • Thursday, 8/18: Talk on the United States’ electoral system by Diego Brenes, IFED.

September
  • Thursday, 9/1: Discussion on demographics and electoral geography in the US with Constantino Urcuyo and Jesús Guzmán.
  • Thursday, 9/22: Talk on Politics and Elections: Celeste Lay, Phd. Tulane University.

October
  • Thursday, 10/13: Discussion on elections and external politics: Carlos Murillo, Phd. in government and public policy.
  • Thursday, 10/27: Talk by Jenny Lincoln Fullbright from the US Embassy.

November
  • Monday, 11/10: Round table. Analysis of election results with Constantino Urcuyo, Felipe Alpízar, Nuria Marín, and Fernando Zeledón as moderator.