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Haitian Folktales

This lesson plan explores a Haitian folktale about water and sources of water based on the book Tezin: le poisson d’eau douce: Conte de la…  read more

Día de los Muertos Across the Americas

This set of lessons introduces Day of the Dead, or el Día de los muertos, as a Pan-American tradition. Through a Title VI U.S. Department…  read more

Paolo Spadoni on Cuba's Socialist Economy Today

On March 28, 2014, Paolo Spadoni, former post-doctoral fellow at CIPR (2008-09) and current assistant professor of political science at Georgia Regent University, discussed his…  read more

Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution: Powerpoints from the CEQ Conference October 17 and 18, 2013

AGENDA Thursday, October 17 Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100A 9:00-9:30 The New Handbook (September 2013): Highlights of Revised Methodology: Nora Lustig (Tulane University) 9:30-10:30…  read more

Fiscal Policy and the Ethno-Racial Divide: Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay

Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and CIPR Senior Associate Research Fellow presented on Fiscal Policy and the Ethno-Racial Divide in…  read more

Signs of Change: A K-12 Curriculum on the Contemporary Maya

Inspired by the Latin American Resource Center’s 2012 Summer Teacher Institute, Signs of Change: A Glimpse of Past & Present Cultural Landscapes of Guatemala, this…  read more

Tulane political science unveils new doctoral program in political development

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Global Competency in the K-12 Classroom

Global competency, or the ability to discuss current and past events around the world, is an important part of learning for many K-12 students. Introducing…  read more

Signs of Change: The Maya in the Interdisciplinary Classroom

The materials provided here come from the 2013 Tulane Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop. The workshop focused on curricula developed through the Stone Center for Latin…  read more

Social Spending and Income Redistribution in Argentina During the 2000s: the Rising Role of Noncontributory Pensions

Working Document: Social Spending and Income Redistribution in Argentina During the 2000s: the Rising Role of Noncontributory Pensions by Lustig, Nora and Carola Pessino November…  read more

Declining Inequality in Latin America in the 2000s: The Cases of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

Declining Inequality in Latin America in the 2000s: The Cases of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico Nora Lustig, Luis F. Lopez-Calva and Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez July 16,…  read more

Social Spending, Taxes and Income Redistribution in Uruguay

Working Document: Social Spending, Taxes and Income Redistribution in Uruguay Marisa Bucheli, Nora Lustig, Maximo Rossi and Florencia Amábile August 31, 2012 Abstract How much…  read more

The Impact of Taxes and Social Spending on Inequality and Poverty in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru: A Synthesis of Results

Working Document: The Impact of Taxes and Social Spending on Inequality and Poverty in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru: A Synthesis of Results Nora…  read more

Social Protection for Food Security report prepared for HLPE

Committee on World Food Security High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition Report 4 Rome, 2012 Written by Team Leader Stephen…  read more

Mexico at a Crossroads

In November of 2011, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and El Colegio de México held a conference at Tulane University to discuss key…  read more

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Bate papo!: Portuguese Conversation Hour

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A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome!

The theme for this semester will be Passion Fruit. So bring your sweet tooth to try this week’s homemade delicacy: Arroz doce de maracujá.

MARI Brown Bag: Rachel Witt "Chosen for death: Preliminary results from a study of human sacrifices from the Moche Valley, Peru"

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MARI is happyy to announce the fifth talk of the Fall 2019 Brown Bag talk series. Rachel Witt, PhD candidate in Anthropology at Tulane University, will present her recent research in a talk entitled “Chosen for death: Preliminary results from a study of human sacrifices from the Moche Valley, Peru.” See you on Friday, and remember to bring your lunch!

CIPR Fall Speaker Series

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Please join us Mondays at noon for our Fall speaker Series
Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America
October 14, October 21, November 11, and November 18.

In the 2019 fall series, Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America, speakers will discuss emerging issues that have surfaced as the result of the opportunities and challenges to democratic governance that markets have brought to the region. Latin America experienced a major influx of investment, particularly in the resource sector, over the past several decades. While this foreign investment helped hasten economic development, it also brought a backlash of resource nationalism and increased calls for redistribution. Moreover, Latin America is now a model in its own right, with other countries in the Global South adopting its state-sponsored development strategies in the resource sector. These presentations will also explore how Latin America is navigating a sea change in geopolitics, with China emerging as a challenger to the United States as the region’s main trade partner and ally.

For more information, check out our Fall Series Poster

Refugee Crises Now: A closer look at the Americas, Syria, and the Rohingya

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The Tulane History department, Jewish Studies program, CELT, and the Altman Program are sponsoring a talk by Jana Mason from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Mason will be addressing the refugee crises from various parts of the globe, including Venezuela and Central America.

Graduate Student Writing Group

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Weekly structured writing sessions for Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.