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Immigration, Latinos and 2016 Elections, CIPR Event Summary

On Friday, October 14, 2016, the Center of Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) hosted a panel to discuss immigration, Latinos, and the upcoming presidential elections.…  read more

Connecting New Orleans and Latin America

New Orleans is often referred to in colloquial conversation as the northernmost city in Latin America and the Caribbean, but what are the actual connections…  read more

Introduction to Brazil

These curricula examine the culture, language, geography, and foods of Brazil. They were created to encourage the introduction of these topics into classes about Latin…  read more

Teaching Cuba: Shifting Perspectives and the Global Landscape

Inspired by the Latin American Resource Center’s 2015 and 2016 Summer Teacher Institute, Cuban Culture and Society: K-12 Teacher Institute in Cuba, these curricula examine…  read more

CEQ Working Paper No 26 (Spanish): El Impacto de los Impuestos y el Gasto Social en la Desigualdad y la Pobreza en El Salvador

El Impacto de los Impuestos y el Gasto Social en la Desigualdad y la Pobreza en El Salvador Working Paper No. 26 A working document…  read more

Regulators without Borders? Labor Inspectors in Latin America and Beyond

On April of 2015, Andrew Schrank, the Oliver Watson Professor of Sociology and International Studies at Brown University, gave a lecture titled Regulators without Borders:…  read more

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

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Poética y política del milagro: Jorge Luis Borges y Carl Schmitt

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The Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies present a talk by Jorge Brioso, Professor of Spanish at Carleton College, titled “Poética y política del milagro: Jorge Luis Borges y Carl Schmitt.” The talk will be held at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, February 22 in the Latin American Library Seminar Room

Professor Jorge Brioso researches the relationship between literature and philosophy and has published on the work of Hispanic writers and philosophers. His essays on Jorge Luis Borges, Rubén Darío, José Ortega y Gasset, and María Zambrano are particularly revealing. He is currently a professor at Carleton College, where he teaches Latin American literature, Spanish cinema and the history of human rights. He is a member of the important research group La escuela de Madrid (The Madrid School), which studies the philosophy in the Spanish language and includes scholars from Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and the United States.

"Ixtz'unun: Making Stories from Maya History" Opening Reception

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Join the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the Middle American Research Institute for an opening reception for the exhibit Ixtz’unun: Making Stories from Maya History by Mélanie Forné held in conjunction with the 14th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium.

Ixtz’unun (“little hummingbird”) is a little Maya girl, and like so many other little girls, she, with her sisters, makes childish jokes and sometimes puts herself into trouble. The only difference with her is that – she lives in A.D. 760!

The comic Ixtz’unun, published in Guatemala by Prensa Libre, tells the stories of this little girl and her friends and family and presents the daily life of the Ancient Maya. The exhibition Ixtz’unun, Making Stories from Maya History, presents original pieces and preparatory drawings from this comic series.

Preview images from the comics here.

This event is free and open to the public.

Ancient Maya Landscapes: K-16 Educator Workshop

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In conjunction with the Middle American Research Institute’s 14th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium “Monumental Landscapes: How the Maya Shaped Their World” and the New Orleans Museum of Art LARC is presenting a K-16 educator workshop on Ancient Maya Landscapes. The workshop will address how the Maya viewed the world around them as well as resources for teaching about the Maya and interactive activities for the classroom.

Participants will receive a boxed lunch, teaching materials and CEUs.

Register through the TMS website.

Tentative Schedule:

9:00-9:30 AM
Introduction
Denise Woltering Vargas, Tulane University
Marcello Canuto, Tulane University
Tracy Kennan, New Orleans Museum of Art

9:30-10:30 AM
Introduction to the Maya
Evan Parker, Tulane University

10:30-11:00 AM
Tour of the NOMA Collection
Rachel Horowitz, Tulane University
Tracy Kennan, New Orleans Museum of Art

11:00-12:00 AM
Engaging K-12 Classrooms with Resources on the Maya
Melanie Forne

12:00-1:30 PM
Lunch

1:30-2:30 PM
Crafting Lessons on the Maya
Brooke Grant, Tulane University

2:30-3:00 PM
Discussion and Evaluation

14th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium Monumental Landscapes: How the Maya Shaped Their World

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The Middle American Research Institute, the Alphawood Foundation, and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies are proud to present the Fourteenth Annual Tulane Maya Symposium and Workshop. This year’s symposium, titled “Monumental Landscapes: How the Maya Shaped Their World”, will examine how the ancient Maya built up and transformed their landscapes to create monumental cities and lasting communities. The invited scholars have explored this topic across the Maya area, from the lowlands of Belize and Guatemala to the Guatemalan highlands.

Visit the Tulane Maya Symposium homepage for more information and updated schedules. Registration is now open.

Teaching Haiti: K-12 Educator Workshop

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This educator workshop will explore the culture of Haiti, focusing on music and dance. This unique workshop focuses on an important, but often understudied area of the Caribbean, and will provide K-12 educators with exciting opportunities to diversify the classroom.

Participants will receive lunch, teaching materials and CEUs.

Check out LARC’s curriculum on Haitian Folktales or the Haiti part of the Day of the Dead Across the Americas to get ready for the workshop.

Special offer on registration!:
Bring a friend! Register with a colleague from the same institution and you can receive a 2 for 1 registration. Please register only one time and follow instructions on the registration form to provide your colleague’s information.

Schedule Coming Soon!

La Hora del Cuento: Bilingual Story Hour at the Algiers Regional Library

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Join the Pebbles Center at the Algiers Regional branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Held the second Wednesday of every month at 10:30 AM, we will read a book and have a craft based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, and Mango, Abuela, and Me.

Story Hour Dates/Themes

February 8
Carnival

March 8

April 5

May 10