Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Federico Rossi publishes article in Mobilizing Ideas on the Rural Landless Workers Movement

September 25th, 2013

Federico Rossi, Center for Inter-American Research Post-Doctoral Fellow, published an article in Mobilizing Ideas titled “Mapping the Sem Terra of Brazil” on September 4th. The…  read more

Students gain first hand experience in Ecuador

September 25th, 2013

By: Fran Simon For some Tulane University students, a bird in the hand is … well, the most interesting way to learn about conservation.…  read more

Nora Lustig cited in Washington Post article by Howard Schneider

September 23rd, 2013

Nora Lustig, Professor of Latin American Economics at Tulane University and Senior Research Associate, appears in a Washington Post article “The World’s Leading Development Economists…  read more

Nora Lustig meets with Jury for Premio Vidanta to discuss the Fundación Vidanta Award

September 18th, 2013

Nora Lustig, Professor of Latin American Economics at Tulane University and CIPR Senior Research Associate, met with the Jury for Premio Vidanta in Rivieria Maya,…  read more

Nora Lustig presents on inequality measures at Center for Global Development conference

September 17th, 2013

Nora Lustig, Professor of Economics and CIPR Senior Research Associate, presented at the Center for Global Development conference, “Filling the Gap: Inequality Indicators for Post-2015,”…  read more

Nora Lustig serves on measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress group, chaired by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz

September 13th, 2013

Nora Lustig, Professor of Latin American Economics at Tulane University and Senior Research Associate, continues the work of the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Commission on Measuring Economic Performance…  read more

PhD student Sean Higgins presents paper on Brazil at Conference

September 13th, 2013

Sean Higgins, PhD student in the Department of Economics, presented the paper “Comparing Taxation, Transfers and Redistribution in Brazil” at the IARIW-IBGE Conference on Income,…  read more

Tulane political science unveils new doctoral program in political development

September 5th, 2013

The new interdisciplinary PhD program in “Political Development” (PD) focuses on the development of political institutions over time and the ways in which they facilitate…  read more

Ethnohistory Conference features Stone Soup Film Screening and Talks by Tulane Faculty and Students

September 4th, 2013

The American Society for Ethnohistory annual meeting in New Orleans, September 11-15, will feature several Tulane University and Stone Center affiliated faculty, students, and alumni.…  read more

Eduardo Silva presents at political economy symposium in Santiago, Chile

September 4th, 2013

Eduardo Silva, Friezo Family Foundation Chair in Political Science and CIPR Senior Research Associate, was invited to present “Economía Política y Movilización Social en la…  read more

Americas Society/Council of the Americas releases fact sheet on immigration

September 4th, 2013

Five Reasons Why Immigrants are Critical for Our Agricultural Sector 1. With agricultural employers continuously in search of more employees, immigrant workers fill the jobs…  read more

K-12 Teachers Develop Lesson Plans to Teach Portuguese & Brazil in the K-12 Classroom

August 23rd, 2013

This past June, Tulane’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies worked with Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia to welcome 23 K-12 educators to…  read more

Eduardo Silva participated in 2013 ENGOV meeting in Ecuador

July 15th, 2013

Eduardo Silva, Friezo Family Foundation Chair in Political Science, CIPR Senior Associate Research Fellow and a member of the External Advisory Board of the Environmental…  read more

From the Payson Center: Combining study with UN internships in Latin America, Tulane announces the Master's of International Development Panama Field Work Experience

June 4th, 2013

Originally published on the website of the Payson Center for International Development For more information on this program please contact Sarah Harelson-Truxillo Tulane University Law…  read more

Latin American Library Special Collections Closed for June and July

June 4th, 2013

The special collections of the Latin American Library at Tulane University will be unavailable for the months of June and July. These collections include the…  read more




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Upcoming Events

Racismo vs. socialismo: Un conflicto fuera de lugar (Guest Speaker Robert Zurbano)

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“Racism vs. Socialism: A conflict out of place. Mapping the Cuban Racial Debate, Internal Colonialism, and the New Racist Economy”

Roberto Zurbano Torres (1965) is a writer and essayist, cultural critic, and anti-racism activist. He is the author of the books Elogio del lector (1990), Ramón Rubiera: un astro ilusorio (1992), Poética de los noventa: Ganancias de la expresión (1994), Los estados nacientes: Literatura cubana y postmodernidad (1996), and essays such as Raza, literatura y nación: el triángulo invisible del siglo XX cubano, El rap cubano: un discurso hambriento de realidad and Cuba 2012: Doce dificultades para enfrentar los neo-racismos. He is a two-time winner of the DADOR, a Cultural Journalism award, and the Medal for National Culture. His works have appeared in Temas, La Gaceta, Universidad de La Habana, La Letra del Escriba, Casa de las Américas, Catauro, Movimiento, Afrohispanic Review, Meridional, and the New York Times.

Zurbano works at the Centro de Investigaciones Literarias at the Casa de las Américas. He has given lectures all around Latin America as well as Europe, specializing in popular culture, race, music, and black writers in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through his work in activism he recently founded the Proyecto Pichon Haitien, which promotes the contributions of Haitian immigrants to Cuban national culture. He is a member of the UNEAC, LASA, and Articulación Regional Afrodescendiente de América Latina y el Caribe, Capítulo Cubano (ARAAC).

This event is free and open to the public. The talk will be given in Spanish. Sponsored by the Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute. For questions email

Day of the Dead Traditions of Guatemala K-16 Educator Workshop

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Algiers Regional Public Library
Day of the Dead is often perceived as a tradition symbolized by Katrina skeletons, pan de muertos, papel picado, and altars constructed during November 1 -3. This workshop is developed through a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center grant to help celebrated the diversity of this tradition across Latin America. Specialists from Guatemala and Anthropologists from Tulane University will share the rich history of the tradition across the Americas highlighting the tradition in Guatemala. Scholars and artists from Guatemala will present the differences and similarities of this tradition with the one celebrated in Mexico. Participants will learn about the importance of kites and food during the celebration of the dead in Guatemala.

For more details and a schedule check out the institute website or download the schedule

Participants will receive:

  • Dinner
  • Teaching materials
  • Certificate of Completion

La Habana Vieja: Una ciudad viva (A Talk by Eusebio Leal)

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Eusebio Leal Spengler, (Havana, Cuba, 1942), is the historian of the city of Havana, director of the restoration program of Old Havana and its historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Deputy to the National Assembly of the Popular Power in the IV, V, and VI Legislature, and the Ambassador of Good Will of the United Nations. He holds a Master’s degree in Latin American, Caribbean, and Cuban Studies, and a doctorate in Historical Sciences, both from the University of Havana. He is President of the Commission of Monuments in the City of Havana, and a specialist in Archeological Sciences.

Dr. Leal’s talk, presented in Spanish, will outline the decades-long process of restoring the historic core of Old Havana and the challenges of maintaining a balance between historical preservation and social restoration.

This event is free and open to the public. The talk will be in Spanish and a translation to English will be provided. Reception to follow in Woodward Way.
Sponsored by the Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute. For questions email


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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the 2015 New Orleans Film Festival present an evening with LUIS HERNÁNDEZ DE LA PEÑA, the director of the film Gloria, on October 19th at 6 PM.

Gloria, a short film (17 minutes in length) features an unassuming family man who drives public transportation by day and sings the hits at a drag cabaret by night.

The film will be screened twice during the film festival, October 16 at 8:45 PM and October 19 at 12:00 PM. Visit the Film Festival website for more information and a schedule.

Populism & Pragmatism in Chavista Venezuela: The Pluses and Minuses of Social and Economic Programs

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Tulane Study Abroad Fair 2015

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The Office of Study Abroad at Tulane University is hosting its annual Study Abroad Fair in the LBC Qatar Ballroom on Wednesday, October 21, from 2:00-5:00PM.

Over 100 opportunities in more than 20 countries will be on display from Tulane and non-Tulane institutions. The Stone Center for Latin American Studies will be promoting its Summer in Latin America programs, including programs in Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, and Guatemala. The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute will be promoting its Summer in Cuba program. Talk to past participants, professors, administrators, and program representatives, and come with any questions you may have.