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Mexican Art and Artifacts at the Newcomb Gallery

January 14th, 2013

On January 17th, a three-part exhibition of Mexican art and artifacts opens at the Tulane University Newcomb Gallery. De Ser Árbol/Of Being features drawings by…  read more

Timothy Power discusses Brazil's Democracy and Presidents Lula and Dilma

January 7th, 2013

On December 5, 2012, Tulane's Center for Inter-American Policy welcomed Dr. Timothy Power, Director of Graduate Studies in Politics at Oxford University. Dr. Power opened…  read more

Tulane Professor Ana López interviewed in Cuban cultural magazine

January 3rd, 2013

Tulane Professor Ana López was in Cuba recently for the 34th Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano. While she was there, she was interviewed by…  read more

The Times-Picayune features a story on MARI's Maya exhibition

December 18th, 2012

On December 14, the Times-Picayune featured an article on the Middle American Research Institute (MARI)‘s Maya exhibit “Faces of the Maya: Profiles in Continuity and…  read more

Film Resources at Tulane

December 10th, 2012

Film can be an important resource in the classroom. Films can show students images of areas or events they have never experienced and can expose…  read more

CIPR Research Associates Publish Working Paper in World Bank Research Digest Fall 2012

November 20th, 2012

CIPR associate research fellows Nora Lustig and Eduardo Ortiz Juarez, along with Luis Lopez Calva, published “Declining Inequality in Latin America in the 200s: The…  read more

Nora Lustig attends panel discussion at Center for Global Development

November 16th, 2012

On November 14, Tulane economist and CIPR Associate Research Fellow Nora Lustig was on a panel with Kaushik Basu, the new Senior Vice President and…  read more

LAL Maya Rubbings at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

November 8th, 2012

Tulane’s Latin American Library has contributed 28 rubbings and images of two Colonial period works to “Maya 2012: Prophecy becomes History” at the Houston Museum…  read more

"Hollywood, Nuestra América y Los Latinos" by Ana López Published in Cuba

November 2nd, 2012

Earlier this year, the book Hollywood, Nuestra América y los Latinos (Hollywood, Our América, and the Latino) by Ana M. López, director of the Cuban…  read more

Celebración Latina

October 31st, 2012

A few weeks ago on October 14, members of the New Orleans community gathered at the Audubon Zoo for Celebración Latina, a festival offering a…  read more

Eduardo Ortiz Juarez featured in Revista Humanum

October 30th, 2012

CIPR Research Associate Fellow Eduardo Ortiz Juarez has been featured on the blog of Revista Humanum with his article “Erradicar la pobreza (extrema) ¿y ya?”…  read more

Osterbrock Book Prize awarded to Harvey and Victoria Bricker

October 22nd, 2012

Tulane Professors Emeriti Victoria R. and Harvey M. Bricker have been awarded the 2013 Donald E. Osterbrock Book Prize of the Historical Astronomy Division of…  read more

Kaqchikel Language, Culture, and Art in New Orleans

October 15th, 2012

This fall 2012 is the second year Maya Language Scholar, Ixnal (Ambrocia Cuma Chavez) has come to Tulane University to teach Kaqchikel Maya language to…  read more

Tulane Economist Nora Lustig in The Economist

October 15th, 2012

CIPR associate research fellows Nora Lustig and Eduardo Ortiz Juarez’s research was recently cited in The Economist in an article entitled “Gini back in the…  read more

Maya Teacher Workshop Features Educators of the Summer Teacher Institute

October 10th, 2012

Three participants in the Stone Center's 2012 Summer Teacher Institute on the Maya which took place in Guatemala, "Signs of Change: A Glimpse of Past…  read more

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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

34K FT: Photographs from 34,000 feet

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to present the photographic exhibition "34K FT:Photographs from 34,000 feet" by Mexican Ambassador José A. Zabalgoitia.

An opening reception will be held on February 19th, at 6:00 PM.

Opening Reception "Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time: The Stephens and Catherwood Project"

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The opening reception for the exhibit “Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time: The Stephens and Catherwood Project” by Jay A. Frogel. Frogel mixes Frederick Catherwood drawings of ancient Maya sites with contemporary photographs to show the passage of time in these sites.

The exhibit, at the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, is being held in conjunction with the Tulane Maya Symposium.

The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

2015 Maya Teacher Workshop

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, and the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 12th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, Royal Chambers Unsealed: Tombs of the Classic Maya. To register for the workshop, please visit the symposium page.

This year the workshop will be held at the Consulate of Mexico, in conjunction with an exhibit of the works of Jay A. Frogel entitled “Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time: The Stephens and Catherwood Project.” Frogel mixes Frederick Catherwood drawings of ancient Maya sites with contemporary photographs to show the passage of time in these sites. The workshop will discuss basic information about the Maya, early explorers of the Maya area, and tips for teaching about the Maya in a global classroom. Cost of the workshop includes teaching materials, lunch on Friday, and a certificate of participation in the workshop.

The workshop will be held on Friday, March 20th, with a reception and viewing of the exhibit “Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time: The Stephens and Catherwood Project” on Thursday evening.

Thursday Evening Reception
Free and Open to the Public
Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans
6 – 8 PM

Friday Teacher Workshop
Pre-registration Required
Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans
9 AM – 2 PM

9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome; Denise Woltering, Tulane University; Marcello Canuto, Tulane University; Belinda Flores, Consulate of Mexico

9:15 – 10:00 AM Archaeology and the History of the Maya Peoples: Continuities and Disjunctures; Luke Auld-Thomas, Tulane University

10:00 – 11:00 AM Mexican Cultural Patrimony and the Maya; Ramón Folch, Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia

11:00 – 12:00 PM Forjando una Nación; Roxanne Dávila, Tulane University

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM Teaching Perspectives on the Maya; Ellen Cohen, Metairie Park Country Day School

Optional Additional Activities:

4:00 – 5: 00 PM Tour of the NOMA Art of the Americas Collection

6:00 – 7:15 PM KEYNOTE LECTURE
Royal Burial Practices as Reflections of Challenging Times and Changing Tastes in Ancient Maya Courts; William Fash, Harvard University

To register for the workshop, please visit the symposium page.