Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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Haitian Creole: One Stone Center grad's journey from Tulane to dream job

February 13th, 2013

When Kate Schuenke-Lucien applied to and then began studying for her Master’s degree at Tulane’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies in 2003 she had…  read more

Venezuelan artist brings music with a message to Tulane

February 13th, 2013

February 13, 2013 11:00 AM From Tulane New Wave Carol J. Schlueter A free Valentine’s Day concert at Tulane will bring a heartfelt message…  read more

Renowned Tulane professor leaves bequest for Latin American Library, Stone Center

February 9th, 2013

For historians, libraries hold the keys to unlocking mysteries of the past. A rare photograph, book, or manuscript has the potential to tell us something…  read more

Stone Center MA alum Kristen Evans publishes Master's thesis research

January 31st, 2013

Stone Center MA recipient Kristen Evans recently published her Master’s thesis research in Environmental Science & Policy, a peer reviewed journal. The article “Global versus…  read more

Nora Lustig article featured in Current History

January 30th, 2013

Nora Lustig, CIPR Senior Research Associate and Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, has published her article “Latin America’s Inequality Success Story” in…  read more

Tulane awarded Tinker Field Research Grant funding

January 25th, 2013

Tulane has been awarded Tinker Field Research Grant funding for the support of graduate student summer field research. The Tinker Field Research Grants competition is…  read more

Professor Jordan Karubian to lead summer course in Ecuador

January 23rd, 2013

This summer, Professor Jordan Karubian will lead an intensive field course in Ecuador. The course, Tropical Field Biology and Conservation, weclomes students from a wide…  read more

Tulane delegation in Cuba works to expand study abroad program

January 16th, 2013

A delegation of Tulane professors to Cuba has successfully expanded Tulane’s study abroad program in Cuba. Starting this May, Tulane will reinstate the School of…  read more

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





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Upcoming Events

Latin American Studies Pre-Professional Alumni Speaker Series

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Each year in association with LAST 4000, the capstone seminar for graduating seniors in Latin American Studies, we invite recent graduates to speak about their current employment and the path that took them there—and to give advice to students soon to hit the job market. We invite all students to attend these informal discussions.

Speakers will speak at 11:00 a.m. for 45 minutes to an hour. Out of courtesy for the speaker and the class, we ask that guests arrive on time and stay for the entire presentation. Speakers will also speak in the 9:30 session, but will begin later. If you would like to attend this section or would like additional information, contact Edie Wolfe at ewolfe@tulane.eduu

Thursday, September 17
William Faulkner (2009), Director, Flux Research, Monitoring and Evaluation; formerly i2i Institute and Plan Políticas Públicas, São Paulo, Brazil. Flux is a consultancy focused on research, monitoring and evaluation that links those spearheading social change with the social sciences approaches, methods, and services required to evaluta operations and impact. After graduating in 2009, Will completed at masters in Latin American Studies at the Stone Center and went on to work as a researcher and evaluation coordinator with a similar organization in São Paulo, Brazil.

Tuesday, October 6
Katie Gray (2013) formerly Accounts Representative, Latin America and Brazil accounts, Intralox. Intralox is the world leader of modular plastic conveyor belts located in Hammond, Louisiana. Katie worked for several years as their tri-lingual Spanish and Portuguese speaking Account Representative, providing service support to Customers in Latin and South America.

Thursday, October 8
Bianca Falcon (2013) Chief of Staff, Republíca LLC. República, LLC is a privately held national advertising, branding, promotions, digital media and public relations company headquartered in Miami, Florida. República is a minority owned and certified company that ranks among the Top 50 U.S. Hispanic Agencies

Tuesday, October 20
Allison Bakamjian, (2010) Program Services Manager, Shanti Project’s Women’s Cancer Program, San Francisco; formerly Peace Corps Education Specialist, Santa Marta, Colombia. Prior to her Peace Corps volunteership, Allison worked with AmeriCorps*VISTA as the Volunteer Supervisor working with New Orleans Outreach and local public schools.

Thursday, October 22
Christine Sweeney (2010), Cybersecurity Policy and Program Analyst, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President; formerly Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean, International Republican Institute. In her position with the IRI, Christine managed democracy and governance programs in Venezuela and Ecuador, helping to cultivate relationships with field-based and international implementing civil society partners and local political stakeholders to carry out the program objectives of promoting democratic transparency throughout the region

Tuesday, Nov. 17
Michael Murray (2010), Senior Consultant, FSG. FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm for leaders concerned with social change. Mike will discuss his work with the organization, including his research in Chile for a collaborative report on how local companies can increase competitiveness and profitability by helping to solve social problems such as poverty, education, and health.

Tuesday, Dec. 1 (To be confirmed)
Amanda Parker (2007), Project Manager & Trainer for Agriculture & Sustainable Land Use, World Wild Life Fund. Amanda works primarily in South America, specifically Paraguay managing and coordinating conservation projects in the Pantanal and Atlantic Forest Eco-Regions.

Thursday Dec. 3 (To be confirmed)
David Klauber (2008) Emergency Child Production Specialist, Save the Children. Most recently David worked as a volunteer program manager and grant-writer for the Unión de Agricultores Minifundistas, an association of organizations working on grass roots development de Guatemala in Guatemala City.. David will speak primarily about his experience with Save the Children in refugee camps on the Ethiopian-Somali border

Shango: Winter Music Festival

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Shango is a collaborative musical program featuring New Orleans’ own Bill Summers and Afro Cuban Master Dance Artist, Michelito Herrera Perez.

This event is free and open to the public. It is a collaboration between Xavier University’s African American and Diaspora Studies Program, XUTULAC and Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies. For more information please contact Dr. Sarah Clunis at or call: 504- 520-5020.

Symposium: Venezuelan Elections

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Photographic Exhibition "Precision"

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is proud to present a photographic exhibition, “Precision,” by Mexican artists Luis Arturo Chacon. There will be an opening reception on November 12th at 6 PM. For more information, visit the Consulate webpage.

Casa Borrega's 5th Annual Latin Jazz Fest

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Casa Borrega will host its Fifth Annual Latin Jazz Fest on Friday, December 11, 2015, from 7pm to 2am at the People’s Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 1426 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, a state of the art performance venue – ideally suited for this event. Deep roots connect the Crescent City with Latin America from Jelly Roll Morton’s “Latin Tinge” to newly formed musical entities that will be performing at this festival. Many longtime local musicians have made Latin Jazz a way of life and Casa Borrega celebrates this choice and artistry at its annual event. A new addition to the Fest is a multi-national ensemble of talented dancers who will perform throughout the evening.

7pm – Muevelo Tribute : Tito Puente & Celia Cruz
8:45pm – Javier Gutierrez & VIVAZ!
10:30pm – Alexis Guevara Afro Cuban Trio
12:15am – Latin Dance Party with DJ

  • Salsa dance demonstrations throughout *

Food by Casa Borrega & cocktails at the Bolden Bar
Tickets: $20 – available at
1/2 off for students with valid ID at the door

Hope to see you there! For further information please don’t hesitate to contact Linda Stone, 504.292.3705 or Hugo Montero, 210-392-9365 or email or visit

La Hora del Cuento: Bilingual Story Time at the Pebbles Center Uptown

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Join the Pebbles Center at the Children’s Resource Center branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Held the second Monday of every month at 5:15 PM, we will read a book and have a craft based on the book. Past books include Dear Primo, ‘Twas Nochebueno, and Call Me Tree/Llamame Arbol.

Story Hour Books
Oct. 12
Funny Bones by Duncan Tonatiuh
Celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead with this story time!

November 9 ­
María Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez
Learn about Peru and the Andean highlands through the eyes of Maria and her llama!

December 14
Martín de Porres by Gary Schmidt
Learn about this important Saint and his role in helping the poor!