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Excellence in Latin American Studies - Stone Center Spring Awards Ceremony

May 10th, 2011

On May 2nd, the Stone Center’s annual Excellence in Latin American Studies awards ceremony took place in the Greenleaf Conference Room. Awards were presented to…  read more

Campus Latino Community Comes Together

April 28th, 2011

Octavio Barajas, right, a doctoral student, and Efren Lopez, a first-year architecture student, talk about their plans for GENTE, a new Latino organization on campus.…  read more

MBA Students Take Time for Public Service

April 27th, 2011

Pupils at a Buenos Aires elementary school thank MBA student Jamin Butler, center, after his volunteer work. (Photos provided by the A. B. Freeman School…  read more

Birmingham Symposium introduces Tulane students to peers at other universities to share research and ideas.

April 24th, 2011

Photo courtesy of Susan DeLapp By Shearon Roberts Conducting research, presenting findings and taking feedback became second nature to Tulane students who participated in the…  read more

From the classroom to the headquarters of the Organization of American States, Tulane students debate regional politics at Model Assembly

April 24th, 2011

Photo courtesy of Pheriche Robinson By Shearon Roberts This Spring semester, Tulane students picked up reading Venezuelan newspapers daily, and following the 'tweets' of President…  read more

Dr. Nora Lustig's Column: "The Final Word"

April 8th, 2011

Nora Lustig’s column “The Final Word” regarding declining income inequality in Latin America appeared in Emerging Markets at the Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development…  read more

She's Like, 'Language Is So Cool'

April 7th, 2011

Judith Maxwell, professor of anthropology and director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Linguistics, is fascinated by the way language lives and changes. (Photo by Paula…  read more

Professor Jana Lipman Quoted in CSM

March 31st, 2011

Photo: Javier Galeano, AP/Pool Professor Jana Lipman (History) was quoted in an article in the Christian Science Monitor discussing former President Jimmy Carter’s recent visit…  read more

Ecuadorian Consulate Re-Opens in New Orleans

March 30th, 2011

On Tuesday, March 29, 2011 the Ambassador of Ecuador to the United States, the Honorable Luis Gallegos, was in New Orleans for the re-opening of…  read more

Ecuadorian Ambassador Visits Tulane

March 29th, 2011

The Honorable Luis Gallegos, Ecuador’s Ambassador to the United States, visited Tulane University on Monday and spoke with a number of professors and students. Conversation…  read more

LAL Greenleaf Fellow Elizabeth Kuon Arrives Friday, April 1st

March 29th, 2011

Art historian Elizabeth Kuon, the third and last Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow at the Latin American Library will arive this Friday, April 1. With a…  read more

Tulane students get fully immersed in Cuban life through new Cuba semester abroad program

March 24th, 2011

Photo Courtesy of Professor Carolina Caballero By Shearon Roberts For Tulane junior Meghan Kelly, Cuba proved to be a place both at the cutting edge,…  read more

New direct flights between New Orleans and Cuba to restore historic ties; create new ones

March 24th, 2011

Photo Courtesy of Jordan Shannon, Ph.D. Candidate at the Stone Center By Shearon Roberts Both Tulane's Cuba programs, as well as the city of New…  read more

Race and Place

March 22nd, 2011

This book emerged from a 2004 conference held at Tulane for international scholars interested in the African diaspora to Central America. (Photo from the Guerra…  read more

Coffee History Perks Up Lesson Plans

March 22nd, 2011

Learning about the coffee trade and incorporating that information into lesson plans was the focus of a workshop for area elementary and secondary school teachers,…  read more

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Upcoming Events

MARI Brown Bag: Francisco Estrada-Belli "New Revelations on the Holmul Frieze and the Rise of the 'Kingdom of the North'"

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Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Anthropology Department, will present new findings about his recent excavations at the Classic Maya site of Holmul, Guatemala in a talk titled “New Revelations on the Holmul Frieze and the Rise of the ‘Kingdom of the North.’”

M.A.R.I.'s Brown Bag talk series is meant to provide a venue for students and faculty focusing on topics related to Mesoamerica to discuss their latest research in an informal and friendly setting. If you are interested in presenting, please email Marcello Canuto (mcanuto@tulane.edu) for more information. For the current speaker list of this talk series, please click here.

Please remember to bring your lunch!

New Orleans as Subject

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An international conference bringing together leading scholars to question what lies beyond New Orleans' supposed exceptional history and what lurks beneath its authentic culture. Since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has witnessed an outpouring of scholarly interest across the social sciences and humanities. Much of this scholarship has opened up new lines of analysis regarding the city and its place in broader regional, national, and international contexts. At the same time, writing and research about New Orleans continues to romanticize the city as exceptional. In many accounts, New Orleans appears as an autonomous and ahistorical zone populated solely by unique social formations and authentic cultures, isolated from other postindustrial cities. This conference brings together scholars in anthropology, English, history, media studies, and political science to situate studies of New Orleans within larger global patterns and cross-cultural comparisons.

Sponsored by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, with support from Tulane Office of Academic Affairs, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Newcomb College Institute, the Tulane Department of Music, Tulane Department of Political Science and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. For more information please visit the website or contact Matt Sakakeeny, mattsak@tulane.edu.

"Norm Diffusion from the Global South" a talk by Kathryn Sikkink

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Kathryn Sikkink of Harvard’s Kennedy School

Thursday, September 25, 5:30 pm
Caroline Richardson Building, Anna Many Lounge
Refreshments will be served.? Everyone is welcome.

About the Speaker:
Kathryn Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at HKS and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Sikkink works on international norms and institutions, transnational advocacy networks, the impact of human rights law and policies, and transitional justice. Her publications include The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions are Changing World Politics (awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Center Book Award, and the WOLA/Duke University Award); Mixed Signals: U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America; Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics (co-authored with Margaret Keck and awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas for Improving World Order, and the ISA Chadwick Alger Award for Best Book in the area of International Organizations); and The Persistent Power of Human Rights: From Commitment to Compliance, (co-edited with Thomas Risse and Stephen Ropp). She holds an MA and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Sikkink has been a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and a Guggenheim fellow. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the editorial boards of International Studies Quarterly,International Organization, and the American Political Science Review.

Footprints in Time. 5 Generations of Mexican Artists at the Parota

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is pleased to invite you to the Art Exhibition of Mexican Masters entitled “Footprints in Time. 5 Generations of Mexican Artists at the Parota.” The exhibit will feature works by Mexican artists Jose Luis Cuevas, Leonora Carrington, Alberto Castro Leñero, Manuel Felguerez, Gilberto Aceves Navarro, Francisco Toledo, and Roger Von Gunten among other.

The exhibit will run from August 29th to September 26th at the Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans. An opening reception will be held on August 29th at 6 pm.

Information on La Parota:

The Fine Art Center “La Parota” was created in 1996, by the combined efforts of the Government of the State of Colima's Ministry of Culture and the National Council for Culture and the Arts. “The Parota” celebrates a long continuing artistic history, full of achievements and great national and international recognition. The participation of the most important Mexican Masters teaching production of printmaking workshops and Fine Arts have been carried out at this Centre with great success since its beginning.

“The Parota” has been an Institution for established masters and young talented artists. The exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences given in the workshops have driven new etching techniques, while developing a new generation of Fine Art Printmakers.

With the passing of the years, the Fine Art Center of Colima “La Parota” has generated a wealth of artistic production with the most important artists of Mexico, while simultaneously producing some of the nation's most outstanding young artists.

Exploring Immigration and Identity in the K-12 Classroom with Américas Award Books

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Américas Award K-12 Workshop

In celebration of the 2014 Américas Award, CLASP and Teaching for Change are hosting a K-12 teacher workshop “Exploring Immigration and Identity in the K-12 Classroom with Américas Award Books.”

This hands-on workshop will explore issues of immigration and identity using children's literature. The workshop will feature the work of this year's Honorable Mention book, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote by Duncan Tonatiuh and Commended Title Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick your Ass by Meg Medina. Both authors will be in attendance to work with teachers on activities and strategies to best engage young readers with the complexity of immigration as it relates to family, education, and identity. Teaching for Change will highlight additional resources to incorporate teaching Social Justice and Human Rights.

All participants will receive breakfast, teaching resources, and a book (a choice of one of the two featured titles, please indicate whether you’d prefer the picture book Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote or the Young Adult title, Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass). Participants are also invited to attend the Américas Award Ceremony to be held at the Library of Congress from 3:00 – 5:00 PM. Also, a month-long exhibit of the original artwork from Parrots Over Puerto Rico will be on display at the Young Readers Center in The Library of Congress.

The Américas Award is sponsored by CLASP and coordinated by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Additional funding is provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, The Ohio State University, University of New Mexico, University of Utah, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Vanderbilt University.

For more information contact Denise Woltering (dwolteri@tulane.edu) (504.865.5164)

Download the printable Flyer.

Day of the Dead and the Arts: A Workshop for K-12 Art Educators

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art are sponsoring a K-12 teacher workshop to celebrate Day of the Dead!

The workshop will focus on how to provide students with information about Day of the Dead, Day of the Dead traditions, and celebrating Day of the Dead in the classroom. The workshop will involve hands-on activities, including activities which will translate into the classroom!

All participants will receive light refreshments and teaching materials. One teacher will have the opportunity to use a Day of the Dead altar kit, provided by the Latin American Resource Center. The kit has everything you need to celebrate Day of the Dead in your classroom!

Tentative Schedule:
5:30 – 5:45 PM
Introductory Remarks (Denise Woltering-Vargas, Tulane University; Ellen Balkin, Ogden Museum)

5:45 – 6: 30 PM
Altar Viewing and Discussion (Cynthia Ramirez, Southern University of New Orleans)

6:30 – 7:15 PM
Day of the Dead in the Artist’s Classroom (Denise Tullier-Holly, Southeastern University Lab School)

7:15 – 7:30 PM
Day of the Dead at the Ogden – Activities (Ellen Balkin, Ogden Museum)