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Cuban Art Festival Shines Light on Social Issues

May 12th, 2014

This story originally appeared in Tulane University’s School of Liberal Arts website. By: Guadalupe Garcia, Assistant Professor, Department of History For many of us on…  read more

Center for Global Development becomes partner with CEQ

May 8th, 2014

The Center for Global Development (CGD) has announced its new partnership with the Commitment to Equity (CEQ) project, led by Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone…  read more

OECD High Level Group on Inequality publishes results from first meeting

May 8th, 2014

The High Level Expert Group on Measuring Economic and Social Progress of the OECD met in Paris on January 16th and 17th, 2014. Nora Lustig,…  read more

Lustig presents at Fundación RAP Seminar

May 7th, 2014

On May 6, 2014, Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Senior Research Fellow at CIPR, delivered a presentation to the…  read more

Pebbles Center Celebrated its 10th Anniversary with Jorge Argueta

May 5th, 2014

The Pebbles Center, a collaboration of the Stone Center and the Children’s Resource Center, a branch of the New Orleans Public Library, celebrated its 10th…  read more

Enlaces Podcasts Feature Food Trucks, Samba, and Immigration

May 1st, 2014

Podcasts created through the Enlaces Américas program by students in Portuguese 3280, Advanced Portuguese through Brazilian Film, and Political Science 3040, Politics of Immigration, taught…  read more

The Latin American Studies Association Honors CIPR Fellow Jessica Rich

May 1st, 2014

Jessica Rich received an honorable mention from the Brazil Section of the Latin American Studies Association for her article, “Grassroots Bureaucracy: Intergovernmental Relations and Popular…  read more

Silva and Marti i Puig publish in CIDOB journal on citizen mobilization

April 25th, 2014

Eduardo Silva, Friezo Foundation Chair in Political Science and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, and Salvador Marti i Puig,…  read more

Introducing the 2014-2015 CIPR Post-doctoral Fellows

April 25th, 2014

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) is proud to introduce its new Post Doctoral Fellows for 2014-2015: Mariano Bertucci and Don Leonard. Mariano…  read more

Lustig presents Brazil and U.S. comparison of taxation, transfers and redistribution to New School in NY

April 25th, 2014

On April 25, 2014, Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Senior Research Fellow at CIPR, delivered a presentation to the…  read more

Cravens wins prestigious Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing

April 24th, 2014

This story originally appeared on Tulane University Law School’s website. By: Linda P. Campbell linda.campbell@tulane.edu Soon-to-be Tulane University graduate Annalisa Cravens has been selected for…  read more

Summer 2014 K-12 Teacher Grant

April 15th, 2014

K-12 Teachers teaching in the Gulf South can apply for summer funding to attend one of the five CLASP Summer Teacher Institutes as part of…  read more

Katy Henderson awarded Cuban Heritage Collection Fellowship

April 11th, 2014

Katy Henderson, doctoral student in Latin American History, was awarded a Graduate Fellowship by the Cuban Heritage Collection to conduct archival research this summer. Among…  read more

Tulane alumnus elected president of Costa Rica

April 10th, 2014

This story originally appeared in Tulane’s New Wave. By: Mary Sparacello msparace@tulane.edu A Tulane University alumnus was elected president of Costa Rica in a landslide…  read more

CEQ paper published in special issue of Public Finance Review

April 7th, 2014

The Redistributive Impact of Taxes and Social Spending in Latin America has been published in a special issue of the Public Finance Review, May 2014,…  read more

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Finding Diverse Voices through the Américas Award

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This K-12 educator workshop will focus on the diversity of literature recognized as part of the Américas Book Award. The workshop will feature the work of Alma Flor Ada who will discuss the use of her books for teaching about Cuba, as well as presentations by the 2016 Américas Award winners.

A $25 registration fee includes dinner and a book.

Schedule Coming Soon!

The workshop is sponsored by the Consortium for Latin American Studies Programs and Teaching for Change. The award is coordinated by Vanderbilt University Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Generous support is also provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Utah.

Stay in touch with the Americas Award on facebook or join the conversation at #AmericasAward16.

Day of the Dead Teacher Workshop at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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In collaboration with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Stone Center presents the annual K-12 teacher workshop exploring the cultural and artistic elements of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. All participants will receive light refreshments, 2 free tickets to Ogden After Hours, teaching materials and CEUs. The workshop will focus on the Ogden Museum’s altar exhibition, celebrating the life of a New Orleans artist on view from Oct. 4 – Nov. 8.

Check out the event website for resources and other information about teaching Day of the Dead.

Celebración Latina 2016

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 12 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand made crafts, and local social service, health and education organizations will offer wellness, education and social service information.

Check out these pictures of past celebrations!

Celebración Latina is presented by the Audubon Zoo and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Contributing sponsors include Pan-American Life Insurance Group, Marathon Petroleum Co., and Jefferson Financial Credit Union.

Celebración Latina is free with Zoo admission. No outside food or beverages please!

For more information please visit the Audubon website.

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Exploring the 2016 US Elections

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The US’s November elections are especially critical. The world’s power structures are undergoing dramatic changes, and so the internal political process of this world leader has even greater global consequences.

Looking beyond just the US’s foreign policy is key to understanding its actions. Over the next few months, the teaching programs at several Costa Rican institutions will focus on the following:

  • An analysis of succession of power within institutional structures.
  • The role of political parties (polarization).
  • The influence of changing demographics.
  • The geographic expression of social change.
  • The effect of the democratic process in the formulation and implementation of the US’s foreign policy towards Latin American in particular.

The University of Costa Rica, through its School of Political Science, and the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Políticos (CIEP), has joined forces with the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones y su Instituto de Formación y Estudios en Democracia (IFED), as well as with the University of Tulane, through its Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), for a series of outreach activities during the second half of 2016. These activities will utilize the resources at these educational and research institutions to promote a better understanding of the electoral process in the US.

The results of this upcoming election will have repercussions for the world, particularly in Latin American and Costa Rica. A broader, deeper understanding of the current situation will be useful for both universities and public policy decision-makers.

Participating institutions are confident that a proper analysis of this political process will lead to improved understanding and cooperation between the two nations.

Schedule of Activities

August

  • Thursday, 8/18: Talk on the United States’ electoral system by Diego Brenes, IFED.

September
  • Thursday, 9/1: Discussion on demographics and electoral geography in the US with Constantino Urcuyo and Jesús Guzmán.
  • Thursday, 9/22: Talk on Politics and Elections: Celeste Lay, Phd. Tulane University.

October
  • Thursday, 10/13: Discussion on elections and external politics: Carlos Murillo, Phd. in government and public policy.
  • Thursday, 10/27: Talk by Jenny Lincoln Fullbright from the US Embassy.

November
  • Monday, 11/10: Round table. Analysis of election results with Constantino Urcuyo, Felipe Alpízar, Nuria Marín, and Fernando Zeledón as moderator.