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Tulane Sociologist David Smilde Weighs in on Venezuelan Politics and Economy

December 5th, 2017

Dr. David Smilde, the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and Senior Associate Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and…  read more

XV Annual TUSCLA Conference

December 4th, 2017

On Saturday, December 2nd, undergraduate and graduate students presented their research on Latin America at the XV Annual TUSCLA Conference. The conference consisted of 6…  read more

From The Rio Times: Op-Ed published by Reut Shuker

December 1st, 2017

Congratulations to Reut Shuker, a current grad student with the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, who had an op-ed published by The Rio Times.…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Economics Professor Nora Listig Brings Academic Angle to G20 Committee

November 30th, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website titled Economics professor brings academic angle to G20 committee on November 28, 2017. Story…  read more

Spring 2018: Courses on Brazil

November 27th, 2017

Check out the following courses for the Spring 2018 semester featuring Brazil! AFRS 4400: AfroBrazilians Prof. Christopher Dunn TR 2:00-3:15 For a course description contact…  read more

2017 Stone Center Summer Photo Contest WINNERS

November 17th, 2017

Announcing the winners of the 2017 Stone Center Summer Photo Contest: Overall first prize winner: Musicians (Cuba) by Maria Yanoshak, participant on the K-12 Summer…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Students aid in Caribbean Hurricane Recovery

November 14th, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website titled Students aid in hurricane recovery on November 13, 2017. Story by Samantha Gaynor…  read more

LARC Releases Primary Source Curriculum on Race, Power, and Afro-Cuban Identity

November 14th, 2017

The Latin American Resource Center is proud to announce the release of a new high school curriculum titled Race, Power, and Identity in Cuba: Past…  read more

Celebrating Day of the Dead in Schools across New Orleans

November 7th, 2017

On Thursday, November 2, Denise Woltering and Rachel Witt of the Latin American Resource Center at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies visited two…  read more

Emerging Scholars event at Haitian Studies Association

November 2nd, 2017

The Emerging Scholars event at the 29th Annual Haitian Studies Association was held in the Greenleaf Room at the Stone Center on Thursday, Nov 2.…  read more

Professor Daniel Jean-Louis Speaks on Entrepreneurship in Haiti

November 1st, 2017

On Monday, October 30th, Professor Daniel Jean-Louis gave a talk entitled From Aid to Trade and Entrepreneurship: the Case of Haiti at the Tulane Law…  read more

International Education Week Friday Fest

October 27th, 2017

This past Friday, October 20th, Portuguese professors and students, joined the rest of the Tulane community in gathering at the International Education Week Friday Fest,…  read more

Indigenous Peoples & Extractive Projects with Dr. Eisenstadt

October 24th, 2017

On Monday, October 23, CIPR hosted Dr. Todd Eisenstadt (American University). Dr. Eisenstadt’s current research focuses on conflict over the extraction of natural resources in…  read more

Protecting the Poor paper by Dr. Lustig and Dr. Birdsall

October 24th, 2017

The IMF on Protecting the Poor during Fiscal “Consolidations”: Better Late Than Never by Nancy Birdsall and Nora Lustig Inequality and inclusive growth were high…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Tulane alumni provide primary care in Haiti

October 23rd, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website titled Tulane alumni provide primary care in Haiti on October 20, 2017. Story by…  read more

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Forum on Education Abroad Workshop: Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management

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Forum on Education Abroad Workshop: Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management
In conjunction with the AAPLAC Conference, Hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies

The Standards of Good Practice workshop, with a focus on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) can provide you with the tools you need to do just that. After examining the data available (including The Forum’s Critical Incident Database), workshop participants will consider how this specific Standard works in conjunction with the other Standards to guide programs in developing a solid risk management plan. Participants will practice applying three different approaches to risk management as they discuss actual case studies from the field. This qualifies as a Forum Certification Workshop.

Registration Deadline: February 2, 2018
For registration and more info click here.

29th Annual AAPLAC Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) will hold its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

AAPLAC is an organization that facilitates and supports study abroad programming among Latin American, Caribbean and US institutions of higher learning and organizations dedicated to the promotion of cross-cultural, academic-based experiences.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” will include a variety of paper topics:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Our Call for Papers has now closed, but we encourage non-presenters and presenters alike to register for the conference. Any interested faculty, staff, and students from local and international universities, institutions, and study abroad providers are welcome. Registration is now open through February 1st.

A pre-conference workshop from the Forum on Education Abroad is also open to any conference participants. We encourage registration for this “Health, Safety, Security, & Risk Management (Standard 8)” workshop by February 2nd. Click here for registration and more information.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1@tulane.edu.

Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.

Lecture: Congresses of Black Culture of the Americas (1977, 1980, 1982)

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Please join us for a work-in-progress talk titled “Congresos de la Cultura Negra de las Américas (1977, 1980, 1982): Contradicciones y resignificaciones en el campo conceptual de las negritudes y su impacto en la creación y la crítica literaria y artística,” by Silvia Valero, 2017-2018 Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow at the Latin American Library. The talk will be in Spanish and all will be invited for refreshments afterwards. Abstracts for the lecture in both Spanish and English below.

Congresos de la Cultura Negra de las Américas (1977, 1980, 1982): contradicciones y resignificaciones en el campo conceptual de las negritudes y su impacto en la creación y la crítica literaria y artística

Los Congresos de la Cultura Negra de las Américas, realizados en 1977 (Colombia), 1980 (Panamá) y 1982 (Brasil), fueron los primeros grandes intentos internacionales en América Latina por reunir académicos, intelectuales y escritores de diferentes lugares del mundo, con el objetivo de reflexionar y debatir acerca del aporte realizado por los pueblos de ascendencia africana a la historia y la cultura. Considerando que los organizadores fueron todos hombres de letras negros, me pregunto si, en el período de influencia de los Congresos, es posible establecer una retórica hegemónica en las letras en torno a conceptos claves como negritud, estéticas negras, afrodiáspora y panafricanismos similar a lo que ocurrió en los últimos 20 años con el movimiento afrodescendiente en América Latina.

Congresses of Black Culture of the Americas (1977, 1980, 1982): Contradictions and Resignifications in the Conceptual Field of Blackness and Its Impact on Creation and Literary and Artistic Criticism

The Congresses of Black Culture of the Americas, held in 1977 (Colombia), 1980 (Panama) and 1982 (Brazil), were the first major international attempts in Latin America to bring together academics, intellectuals and writers from different parts of the world, with the objective of reflecting and debating about the contribution made by people of African descent to history and culture. Considering that the organizers were all Black men of letters, I aim to explore if, in the period of influence of the Congresses, a hegemonic rhetoric was developed around key concepts such as Negritude, Black aesthetics, Pan-Africanisms, and Afro-Diaspora, similar to what occurred in the last 20 years with the Afro-descendant movement in Latin America.

Professor Fridman to present research from his recently published book, Freedom from Work

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Daniel Fridman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of Texas, Austin. Professor Fridman will present research from his recently published Freedom from Work: Embracing Financial Self-Help in the United States and Argentina (Stanford University Press, 2016). Freedom from Work analyzes how people in the US and Argentina are taught to think about themselves as economic actors today. The author follows groups of fans of financial success best-sellers and associated practices, like seminars, and even a board game. Fridman uses ethnographic methods and in-depth interviews to unpack the core ideas and practices of financial self-help, which exhorts readers to endure a tough self-exploration and self-transformation in order to achieve “financial freedom.”

This talk is in partnership with the Tulane Altman Program. For more information please contact Professor Camilo Leslie at cleslie1@tulane.edu

Exploring Foods of the Columbian Exchange: K-12 Teacher Workshop

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Join us at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum for a fresh perspective on the Columbian Exchange. This workshop will engage educators with hands-on activities to provide a Louisiana perspective on the foods of this exchange. Learn from cultural historians and food experts about the impact the Columbian Exchange had on Louisiana. Participants will gain a unique experience of teaching about this topic through food with an engaging activity coordinated by faculty from Tulane University’s Teacher Certification Program.

The workshop is $10 and includes lunch, curricula, and a certificate of completion. The registration link will be available soon.

Registration is now open!

Sponsored by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.