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Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow Paolo Spadoni publishes book on Cuba's Socialist Economy

November 25th, 2013

Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow Paolo Spadoni has published a new book entitled Cuba’s Socialist Economy Today: Navigating Challenges and Change. The book addresses Cuba’s economy…  read more

Nora Lustig awarded Gates Foundation grant

November 22nd, 2013

Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Economics and senior associate research fellow at CIPR, has been awarded a grant from the Bill & Melinda…  read more

School Visits Expose Students to Maya Culture and Language

November 13th, 2013

Ixnal Cuma Chávez, a scholar and teacher of the Kaqchikel Maya language from Guatemala, visits Tulane as the native speaker for Kaqchikel language classes. Her…  read more

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships Application Announcement

November 11th, 2013

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at the Boren Awards website. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities…  read more

CIPR/Inter-American Dialogue joint seminar series to feature Julieta Castellanos

November 11th, 2013

The Inter-American Dialogue and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University is pleased to introduce the first of a series of seminars…  read more

Commitment to Equity Conference convenes researchers and multilateral organizations

November 8th, 2013

The Commitment to Equity Conference was held on Tulane’s campus October 17-18, 2013. The conference convened researchers from across the Western Hemisphere, as well as…  read more

LARC Releases New K-12 Curriculum on the Modern Maya

November 7th, 2013

The Latin American Resource Center, the outreach education wing of the Stone Center, has released a new K-12 curriculum focusing on the modern Maya. The…  read more

Radical Caribbeans Conference convenes diverse group of scholars, artists, and activists

November 6th, 2013

From October 3rd through the 5th, researchers from across the US with diverse interests in the Caribbean attended the Radical Caribbeans Conference in downtown New…  read more

Summer Field Research Grant Recipients Present Findings

November 4th, 2013

On Saturday, November 2, Tulane graduate student recipients of previous summer research grants presented their research findings at the annual Summer Field Research Grant Symposium.…  read more

CIPR Searches for 3 Post-Doctoral Fellows

November 1st, 2013

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) invites applications for three (3) research fellowships for the Academic Year of 2014-2015, two with program administration…  read more

Day of the Dead Festivities Come to New Orleans

October 30th, 2013

By: Hannah Dean newwave@tulane.edu In Mexico, the southwestern U.S. and parts of Latin America, festivities for Day of the Dead, or Dia de Los Muertos,…  read more

Gran Fiesta a smash!

October 4th, 2013

On Friday, September 27, Latinamericanist faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduates across disciplines enjoyed a welcoming reception hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American…  read more

Mary Clark researches FMLN health care reform in El Salvador

October 1st, 2013

By: Mary Clark, Associate Professor in Political Science After a decade of civil war and 20 years of conservative single-party rule, El Salvador’s leftist Farabundo…  read more

Fiesta en la casa

September 27th, 2013

On Thursday, September 26, the Latin American Library hosted its 9th Annual Open House. Friends and fans of the Latin American Library enjoyed refreshments, browsed…  read more

Jessica Rich publishes article for the Inter-American Foundation on Brazil's Grassroots AIDS Movement

September 25th, 2013

Jessica Rich, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research Post (CIPR) Doctoral Fellow, co-authored an article on “Brazil’s Virtuous Alliance: How the Grassroots and the Government…  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.