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Tulane University launches the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQI)

July 29th, 2015

The CEQ Institute, launched on May 2015, is the result of the CEQ project’s success. The Commitment to Equity Project, led by Professor Nora Lustig,…  read more

Representation & Effectiveness in Latin American Democracies, A CIPR Project Now Available in Paperback

July 17th, 2015

Legislatures, the judiciary and civil society are important actors in representative democracies. In what ways and how well do they represent? And how effectively do…  read more

No es Fácil: A phrase learned by K-12 Educators this Summer while in Cuba

July 8th, 2015

Ten K-12 educators travelled to Cuba to learn and develop classroom lesson plans to enhance current teaching in U.S schools about a country clouded in…  read more

Nora Lustig will serve on the Worlds Bank's Commission on Global Poverty

June 23rd, 2015

Nora Lustig, the Stone Chair in Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQI) at Tulane University, will serve on The…  read more

Sonia Nazario to Speak in New Orleans in November

June 23rd, 2015

The Latin American Resource Center is pleased to highlight the upcoming appearance of award winning author Sonia Nazario at the National Council for Social Studies…  read more

K-12 Educators Learn about Afro-Brazilian Identity and Teaching about Brazil

June 19th, 2015

From June 14-18, 2015, the Latin American Resource Center at Tulane University hosted a summer teacher institute for K-12 teachers entitled Somos Nos: Teaching Afro-Brazilian…  read more

Pebbles Center Capoeira Demo featured in the Times Picayune

June 17th, 2015

Photographs from the Pebbles Center Westbank’s Capoeira demonstration and book reading on June 16th were featured in the Times Picayune online edition. The demonstration and…  read more

Steve Ellner, CIPR Visiting Researcher

June 10th, 2015

Steve Ellner has been a Full Professor at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela since 1978 and has been a visiting professor at the Universidad…  read more

Congratulations to Latin American Studies Graduating Seniors

May 20th, 2015

The annual Stone Center reception honoring graduating seniors in Latin American Studies was held Friday, May 15 at the home of Carol McMichael Reese (Professor…  read more

Stone Center Awards Ceremony Held May 1, 2015

May 14th, 2015

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies held its annual Awards Ceremony in the Greenleaf Conference Room on Thursday, May 1, 2015 at 5 pm.…  read more

David Smilde publishes two articles on Venezuela

May 14th, 2015

In February 2015, David Smilde, Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Social Relations at Tulane University published an article entitled “The End of…  read more

Nora Lustig co-organizes conference, "Declining Inequality in Latin America: Are the Good Times Over?"

May 4th, 2015

Nora Lustig, the Stone Chair in Latin American Economics, participated in and co-organized the conference, Declining Inequality in Latin America: Are the Good Times Over?…  read more

Ana Lopez Interviewed on WDSU

April 29th, 2015

Ana Lopez, Director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, was interviewed on WDSU on April 23rd about the changing nature of US/Cuban relations. She…  read more

CEQ Findings in Fiscal Policy Featured in The World Bank

April 27th, 2015

CEQ Findings in Fiscal Policy Featured in The World Bank CEQ findings have been featured in the Latin American and the Caribbean Equity Lab (LAC).…  read more

Article from Tulane New Wave- "Tulane conference draws top scholars on China and Cuba"

April 22nd, 2015

“China and Cuba survived the fall of communism in the last decade of the 20th century by employing different strategies — economic reform in China…  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.