Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Nora Lustig Presents at Ministerio de Hacienda in Costa Rica

February 11th, 2014

Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Senior Research Fellow at CIPR, as well as Eduardo Ortiz-Juárez and Yoriko Yasukawa, presented…  read more

Costa Rica as your classroom

February 10th, 2014

This story originally appeared on Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts website. By: Mary Sparacello What better place to study the environment than in Costa Rica,…  read more

CIPR/Inter-American Dialogue joint seminar series to feature Roberto Rubio and Salvador Samayoa

February 7th, 2014

The Implications of El Salvador’s Elections by Caitlin Reilly, Inter-American Dialogue February 7, 2014 Salvador Sánchez Cerén, El Salvador’s current vice president and the candidate…  read more

Latin American Library Welcomes First Greenleaf Fellow

February 7th, 2014

José Antonio Serrano Ortega is joining the Latin American Library for the 2013-2014 academic year as the first Greenleaf Fellow. José Antonio Serrano Ortega holds…  read more

Federico Rossi publishes article in Social Movement Studies

February 6th, 2014

CIPR post-doctoral fellow Federico has had his article, “Building Factories without Bosses: the Movement of Worker-Managed Factories in Argentina,” published in the journal Social Movement…  read more

Latin American Library Calls for Proposals for the Richard E. Greenleaf Fellowships

February 5th, 2014

The Latin American Library is delighted to announce the call for proposals for the Richard E. Greenleaf Fellowships at the Latin American Library, Tulane University,…  read more

Diddier Santos presents two films on Cuban media and culture

February 4th, 2014

On January 30-31, 2014, the CIPR welcomed Cuban filmmaker Diddier Santos Moleiro for the screening of his two documentaries – Artículo 53 and Ni Rojo,…  read more

Law students take pro bono work to Panama

January 28th, 2014

This story originally appeared in Tulane University’s New Wave. By: Alex Chasick Nineteen Tulane Law School students performed client intake, legal research and community…  read more

Nora Lustig appointed the Vice-Chair of Global Development Network's Board of Directors

January 26th, 2014

Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Senior Research Fellow at CIPR, was appointed as the Vice-Chairperson for Global Development Network’s…  read more

Local Film Explores "Shared Inheritances"

January 24th, 2014

Last Friday, January 17th the Stone Center for Latin American Studies sponsored the New Orleans Theatrical premiere of Rebel. The film explores the secret life…  read more

CIPR/Inter-American Dialogue joint seminar series to feature Kevin Casas-Zamora, Constantino Urcuyo and Manuel Orozco

January 24th, 2014

The Implications of Costa Rica’s Elections By Laura Porras, Inter-American Dialogue February 6, 2014 The Inter-American Dialogue and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research…  read more

New Fall Semester Abroad Program Offered in Costa Rica

January 23rd, 2014

Tulane University is excited to offer a new study abroad program this fall semester in Costa Rica. The “Central American Experience at CIAPA” introduces students…  read more

Professor Supriya Nair awarded Nicolás Guillén Award

January 17th, 2014

Supriya Nair, Professor of English at Tulane University, has been awarded the Carribean Philosophical Association’s Nicolás Guillén Award for Outstanding Book in Philosophical Literature for…  read more

Tulane students 'diplomatically' explore careers in Washington, D.C.

January 13th, 2014

This story originally appeared on Tulane University’s School of Liberal Arts website. By: Mary Sparacello For almost a decade, Tulane students have been putting their…  read more

Performing Haiti in French

December 18th, 2013

This fall, 11 Kindergarten through third graders worked on their French language skills in a unique after-school class called Haitian Folktales. This class was developed…  read more





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Honduran Environmental Rights Activist Speaks on Behalf of Her Mother Berta Cáceres

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Environmental Studies program, Tulane’s Office of Multicultural Affairs the Newcomb College Institute and the local organization, Amigos de Nuestra América are pleased to present a lecture by Olivia Marcela Zúñiga Cáceres, the daughter of Berta Cáceres the Honduran environmental activist assassinated in 2014. Zúñiga Cáceres will discuss her mother’s legacy and plans to continue work on environmental issues in Honduras particularly among indigenous people.

In a country with growing socioeconomic inequality and human rights violations, Cáceres rallied the indigenous Lenca people of Honduras and waged a grassroots campaign that successfully pressured the world’s largest dam builder to pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam. Cáceres grew up during the violence that swept through Central America in the 1980s. In 1993 she confounded the National Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) to address the growing threats posed to Lenca communities by illegal logging, fight for their territorial rights and improve their livelihoods. Death threats to Cáceres continued until March 3, 2016 when she was killed by gunmen in her home. Her death sparked international outrage. Dutch development bank FMO and FinnFund have since suspended their involvement in the Agua Zarca project.

Free and open to the public. Presentation will be in Spanish with interpretation in English provided. For more information, call 504.865.5164.

Tulane Art History Works-in-Progress Colloquium

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Presenting an art history works-in-progress colloquium where two of the department’s Ph.D. students will be giving dry runs of upcoming conference talks.

  • Julia O’Keefe, Ph.D candidate in Art History and Latin American Studies will be outlining her talk- Manifesting the Sacred: Aztec Stone Boxes as Landscapes of Exchange
  • Jennifer Saracino, Ph.D candidate in Art History and Latin American studies will be outlining her talk- The Glyphic Landscape: Place Glyphs as Indicators of Changing Environmental Perceptions in the Mapu Uppsala.

Bate Papo! Speak Portuguese

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Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats. It’s Happy Hour em português! Start off your weekend conversando! This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Jessica Glass at

Stone Center Undergraduate Showcase/Open House

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As a part of Tulane Homecoming and family weekend 2016. Explore the programs and activities offered through Tulane’s renowned Stone Center for Latin American Studies, including international and local service-learning, summer and semester abroad programs at Tulane’s Costa Rica campus and beyond and students’ post-Tulane careers. This event is sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.
For more information, please contact Edie Wolfe, or call 504.865.5164.

MARI Brown Bag: Timothy Beach "The Re-Enchantment of Maya Wetland Fields from Earth and Sky"

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Dr. Timothy Beach, the Centennial Professor of Geography and Environment at the University of Texas at Austin, will present a talk on his recent research about Maya agricultural practices in a talk titled “The Re-Enchantment of Maya Wetland Fields from Earth and Sky.”

For more information and a full list of Brown Bag talks, visit the Brown Bag Website.

Trends in Latin American Literature: A Conversation with Jorge F. Hernandez & Yuri Herrera

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A Conversation with Jorge F. Hernandez & Yuri Herrera

Wednesday, November 9th from 6:00 pm-9:30 pm. Together, writers Jorge F. Hernandez and Yuri Herrera will explore past and present trends in Latin American literature. Their dialogue will take place at the Freeman Auditorium in the Woldenberg Art Center from 6:00 pm-7:15 pm. Please join us at the Latin American Library afterwards for a reception and an exhibit, from 7:30pm-9:30pm. This talk is part of a Big Read program for Sun, Stone, and Shadows, edited by Hernandez.

The Latin American Library of Tulane University is partnering this year with the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society in presenting a community-wide BIG READ, funded in part by the National Endowment of the Arts. The BIG READ program provides support for community groups to read and discuss one book together. This year’s focus book, Sun, Stone, and Shadows, is a collection of the best Mexican short fiction curated, edited, and translated by Mexican author Jorge F. Hernandez. One of Mexico’s leading journalists and author of both non-fiction and fiction, Hernandez currently lives in Madrid, where he writes for the leading newspaper in Spain, El Pais. Recent events have brought to the fore the importance of understanding our neighbors to the south and there is no better way to familiarize oneself with a nation’s people than through their literature. Sun, Stone, and Shadows serves as a window on the soul of the Mexican people, containing prized jewels of short fiction, work by such Mexican masters as the late Carlos Fuentes.

The evening will begin with a conversation between Hernandez and the young Mexican fiction writer Yuri Herrera, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese. Herrera and his translator recently were awarded the highly prestigious Best Translated Book Award for Fiction. Herrera’s work explores ongoing societal issues surrounding Border culture and employs incredibly inventive language for his characters. His latest novels, both translated into English, are Signs Preceding the End of the World and The Transmigration of Bodies. Their dialogue will explore past and present trends in Latin American literature. The discussion will be followed by a reception at the library unveiling a new exhibition of rare treasures from the the Latin American Library’s collections of Mexican literature, art, and cultural artifacts. The reception will feature Mexican culinary treats and music.

This event is sponsored by the Latin American Library, the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society and the National Endowment of the Arts BIG READ program.

For more information visit the event webpage