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From the New Wave "Verano returns to burial site 'before it's gone forever'"

February 11th, 2016

By Carol J. Schlueter “John Verano cringed when he heard the news: Bulldozers were threatening to destroy the site in Peru where the Tulane University…  read more

Cuba: Family Doctor Clinics and Polyclinics Form the Backbone of National Public Health System

February 4th, 2016

From the Tulane University Global Health Magazine The anticipated easing of restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba may pave the way for increased public health…  read more

David Smilde quoted in New York Times about Venezuelan Politics

January 27th, 2016

David Smilde, Professor of Sociology and Affiliate Faculty Member at the Stone Center, was quoted in a New York Times article about Venezuelan Politics on…  read more

CIPR Post-doc Publishes Blogpost on the Upcoming Bolivian Referendum

January 19th, 2016

CIPR post-doctoral fellow, Santiago Anria, has published a blog in “Aula”, American University’s Center for Latin American Studies blog, on the implications of the upcoming…  read more

Rise & Fall of an Ancient Civilization: An Article by Jason Nesbitt

January 14th, 2016

From the School of Liberal Arts newsletter by Jason Nesbitt. “Situated high in the Andes Mountains lies Chavín de Huántar, one of the most iconic…  read more

Faculty Member David Smilde Speaks to The WorldPost on Significance of Venezuela's Recent Election

January 4th, 2016

David Smilde, Professor of Sociology at Tulane, recently spoke with The WorldPost, a partnership of The Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute, on the significance of…  read more

Santiago Anria publishes article in "Studies in Comparative International Development"

December 15th, 2015

“Social Movements and Social Policy: the Bolivian Renta Dignidad” by Santiago Anria & Sara Niedzwiecki ABSTRACT The impact of popular mobilization and social movements against…  read more

CIPR Hosts Symposium on Venezuelan Elections

December 10th, 2015

On Friday, December 3rd, CIPR was pleased to host a symposium about Venezuela’s December 6th elections. Three esteemed Venezuela scholars participated in the event: Dr.…  read more

Dr. Rose Spalding Explores Free Market Reform and its Resistance in Central America

December 10th, 2015

On November 20th, CIPR was pleased to welcome Dr. Rose J. Spalding to present her book: “Contesting Trade in Central America: Market Reform and Resistance.”…  read more

CIPR Research Fellowship Applications Available

December 8th, 2015

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) invites applications for four (4) research fellowships for the Academic year of 2016-2017, two with program administration…  read more

LAGO 2016 Graduate Conference: Liberalism and its Discontents

December 7th, 2015

Liberalism and Its Discontents January 28th, 29th, and 30th, 2016 Tulane University’s Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO) will hold the 2016 Graduate Conference: “Liberalism and…  read more

Enlaces Américas Podcasts Focus on US/Latin American Relations

December 1st, 2015

Students in Professor Casey Love’s Latin American International Relations class prepared podcasts as part of their service learning requirement in partnership with the Latin American…  read more

From the New Wave "'Last Lecture' discusses U.S. policy on refugees"

November 23rd, 2015

“Who gets to be a refugee in U.S.?” Tulane University historian Jana Lipman asked an uptown campus audience on Monday (Nov. 16). “In the wake…  read more

Successful NCSS Conference Held in New Orleans

November 17th, 2015

The National Council for Social Studies annual conference was held November 13-15, 2015 in New Orleans. The conference, promoting the theme of ‘Celebrating Social Responsibility’…  read more

"Language and Learning in a Post-Colonial Context"- A new book by Marky Jean-Pierre

November 17th, 2015

“This book explores the social, political, and historical forces that mediate language ideology and practices in post-colonial education and how such ideology and practices influence…  read more

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CIPR talk series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance to host political scienctist Victor Menaldo

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Join the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Victor Menaldo as part of the fall speaker series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance, on Friday, October 26, in 110A Jones Hall. Dr. Victor Menaldo will give a talk titled Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy.

Victor Menaldo (Ph.D., Stanford University, 2009) is an associate professor of Political Science at University of Washington and an affiliated faculty of the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS), Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Center for Environmental Politics. Dr. Menaldo specializes in comparative politics and political economy. Menaldo’s research focuses on the political economy of taxation and redistribution, the political economy of regulation, the political economy of regime change, and the political economy of natural resources.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to cipr@tulane.edu.

Outgoing authoritarian rulers sometimes design democratic institutions in ways that preserve their political and economic advantages. For example, over two-thirds of countries that have transitioned to democracy since World War II have done so under constitutions written by the outgoing authoritarian regime. This lecture will examine the reasons behind this phenomenon, as well as how different types of political power and economic resources in a society following democratization. Not only do these disparate origins determines polities’ basic architecture, the rights of citizens, and how representative and inclusive the political system becomes, but also has a big impact on the size of future governments and their commitments to social justice and egalitarianism. Statistical analysis and case studies of Chile, Sweden, and several other countries show why some democratic transitions yield unequal political representation and rights for citizens.

Celebrate Caribbean culture and heritage during Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans

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Bayou Bacchanal, the original Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans, is back for its 16th annual celebration of Caribbean culture and heritage. Presented by Friends of Culture, Bayou Bacchanal will include two days of Caribbean cuisine, dance, music and celebration.

World Wide Dance
Beginning Friday, November 2 stop by the newly-opened, Algiers based, Haitian restaurant Rendezvous, for World Wide Dance. This late-night dance party begins at 10:00 p.m. and doesn’t end until the final dancer clears the floor. Enjoy live sets by locally and regionally based, Trinidadian DJ Phil and DJ Spice. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door and includes access to the World Wide Dance celebration. A cash bar and bites from Rendezvous will be available for purchase.

Bayou Bacchanal Parade and Party
After an evening of dancing and celebrating, rest up for the annual Bayou Bacchanal Parade on Saturday, November 3. Assembly begins at 11:00 a.m. and the parade takes off at noon from Harrah’s. Parade-goers are welcome to come dressed in traditional carnival attire while engaging, marching and dancing to the beats of Soca music along with Casa Samba throughout the French Quarter. The parade’s final destination will be at North Peters & Mandeville Street where the party will then transition to Crescent Park.

From 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. several Dancehall, Soca and Reggae performers will grace the Bayou Bacchanal stage for this daylong festival. Guests can expect live performances by local, national and international artists such as: Soca Artist Preacher, Pan Vibrations, Tigress of Trinidad & Tobago, and Mystic of Trinidad & Tobago.

Beats will be provided by DJ Spice and hosted by Lady Pepper. Authentic Caribbean foods, drinks and special merchandise will be available for purchase. Trini Lisa and Boswell’s will be among the official vendors for Bayou Bacchanal 2018. Fest-goers can expect Caribbean staples such as salt fish, curry goat and roti. Tropical drinks including ginger beer, passionfruit juice and Sorrel will also be available. Guests are also encouraged to dress in tradition Carnival attire for a chance to win a grand prize of $2000.

Admission to the Bayou Bacchanal fest is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information on Bayou Bacchanal or Friend of Culture, visit their onsite information booth during the festival or click here.

Bayou Bacchanal Post Party
Closeout Bayou Bacchanal at Island Flavor Bar and Grill and enjoy tasty Caribbean bites, music and dancing. DJ Ray will be spinning beginning at 11:00 p.m. Celebrate the closing of Bayou Bacchanal with a bang!

Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821

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On Wednesday, November 14, the Latin American Library at Tulane University will host Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, for a talk titled, Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821.

This presentation is part of the Tulane University Women’s Association’s Jane and Herbert Longenecker Lecture Series. The event is dedicated to María García Daly.

La Hora del Cuento: Fall Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This fall, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday, August 25 until Saturday, December 29. Children and parents are welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, September 1
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 6
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 3
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 1
10:30 AM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, August 25
10:30 AM

Saturday, September 22
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 27
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 24
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 29
10:30 AM

2019 Global Read Webinar Series: Diversity in Children's Literature for the classroom

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This spring, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award, and the Freeman Book Award) will sponsor a free 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom.

The 2019 Global Read Webinar Series will focus on the theme diversity in children’s literature. The webinar will be recorded and archived online and have accompanying curricula to correspond with the book.

Webinar Schedule

January
Middle East Book Award

February
Africana Book Award

March
Américas Book Award

April
Freeman Book Award

May
South Asia Book Award and picture books from all book awards