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From Tulane Hullabaloo: "Remembering Wave's match-up against Havana as Cuba, U.S. repair relations"

February 5th, 2015

Originally posted Monday, January 26, 2015 on The Hullabaloo By Oliver Grigg “Many fans have argued that last football season was an embarrassment for the…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Finding Haiti at Tulane- Marky Jean-Pierre

January 30th, 2015

January 26, 2014 Sarah Netter snetter@tulane.edu Living in New Orleans gives Marky Jean-Pierre a sense of home. He’s lived in the city for a mere…  read more

Local Students Exposed to Maya Culture

January 23rd, 2015

The Latin American Resource Center (LARC) organized visits to local schools by Ixnal Cuma Chávez and Baldomero Cuma Chávez, teachers and scholars of Kaqchikel Maya.…  read more

Nora Lustig cited in BBC Mundo

January 16th, 2015

Nora Lustig, professor of Latin American Economics, was cited in an article titled “¿Por qué la reducción de la desigualdad no es necesariamente algo positivo?”…  read more

Nora Lustig Cited in Buenos Aires Herald

January 15th, 2015

Nora Lustig, professor of Latin American Economics, was cited in an article titled “Bolivia, Argentina top equality ranking” in The Buenos Aires Herald. Read the…  read more

Ana Lopez and Tulane's Cuba programs featured in New Wave

January 9th, 2015

Visiting Cuba gives Tulane University students a chance to see firsthand what others have only read about. Ana M. López, director of the Cuban and…  read more

Associate Director of CCSI Reflects on Cuban Policy Changes Announcement

January 7th, 2015

By I. Carolina Caballero The evening of the announcement, I called my cousin in Camagüey, the third largest city in Cuba. As we spoke, the…  read more

CCSI Affiliate and former Greenleaf Professor at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies Comments on Recent Cuban Policy Changes

December 22nd, 2014

By Carmelo Mesa-Lago The beginning of normalization of relations between the USA and Cuba is a positive step. President Obama gave two reasons for the…  read more

CCSI Affiliates Comment on Recent Developments between Cuba and the U.S.

December 22nd, 2014

Martin Dimitrov, Associate Professor of Political Science, Tulane University, Regime Survival in Cuba in Comparative Perspective Juan Antonio García Borrero, Cuban film researcher and critic,…  read more

Director of Tulane in Cuba Reflects on Fall Semester with Students and December 17th Announcement

December 22nd, 2014

Tulane in Cuba 2014 and Thoughts on December 17th by Annie Gibson I have been going back and forth between Cuba and the United States…  read more

CCSI Director Dr. Ana Lopez Speaks with Local News about Recent Cuban Policy Changes

December 18th, 2014

Dr. Ana Lopez, the director of Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, speaks about recent policy changes and relations with Cuba. No es fácil. The last…  read more

Nora Lustig Interviewed in El País

December 16th, 2014

Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Senior Research Fellow at CIPR, was interviewed for the December 6th edition of El…  read more

Rebecca Atencio Interviewed on the BBC about the Brazilian Truth Commission Report

December 15th, 2014

Nearly 30 years after the end of Brazil’s military dictatorship, a national truth commission is issuing a report into human rights abuses carried out during…  read more

Students, Parents learn about Writing and Other Cultures with Author Antonio Sacre

December 11th, 2014

Award winning author and performer Antonio Sacre performed at the Pebbles Center West Bank at the Algiers Regional Branch of the New Orleans Public Library…  read more

Enlaces Américas Podcast Series Highlights NOLA/Mexico Relations

December 5th, 2014

Students in Professor Casey Love’s Mexican Politics class have been exploring New Orleans’ relationship with Mexico through the Enlaces Américas audio podcast project. These podcasts…  read more

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Forum on Education Abroad Workshop: Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management

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Forum on Education Abroad Workshop: Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management
In conjunction with the AAPLAC Conference, Hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies

The Standards of Good Practice workshop, with a focus on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) can provide you with the tools you need to do just that. After examining the data available (including The Forum’s Critical Incident Database), workshop participants will consider how this specific Standard works in conjunction with the other Standards to guide programs in developing a solid risk management plan. Participants will practice applying three different approaches to risk management as they discuss actual case studies from the field. This qualifies as a Forum Certification Workshop.

Registration Deadline: February 2, 2018
For registration and more info click here.

29th Annual AAPLAC Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) will hold its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

AAPLAC is an organization that facilitates and supports study abroad programming among Latin American, Caribbean and US institutions of higher learning and organizations dedicated to the promotion of cross-cultural, academic-based experiences.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” will include a variety of paper topics:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Our Call for Papers has now closed, but we encourage non-presenters and presenters alike to register for the conference. Any interested faculty, staff, and students from local and international universities, institutions, and study abroad providers are welcome. Registration is now open through February 1st.

A pre-conference workshop from the Forum on Education Abroad is also open to any conference participants. We encourage registration for this “Health, Safety, Security, & Risk Management (Standard 8)” workshop by February 2nd. Click here for registration and more information.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1@tulane.edu.

Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.

Lecture: Congresses of Black Culture of the Americas (1977, 1980, 1982)

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Please join us for a work-in-progress talk titled “Congresos de la Cultura Negra de las Américas (1977, 1980, 1982): Contradicciones y resignificaciones en el campo conceptual de las negritudes y su impacto en la creación y la crítica literaria y artística,” by Silvia Valero, 2017-2018 Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow at the Latin American Library. The talk will be in Spanish and all will be invited for refreshments afterwards. Abstracts for the lecture in both Spanish and English below.

Congresos de la Cultura Negra de las Américas (1977, 1980, 1982): contradicciones y resignificaciones en el campo conceptual de las negritudes y su impacto en la creación y la crítica literaria y artística

Los Congresos de la Cultura Negra de las Américas, realizados en 1977 (Colombia), 1980 (Panamá) y 1982 (Brasil), fueron los primeros grandes intentos internacionales en América Latina por reunir académicos, intelectuales y escritores de diferentes lugares del mundo, con el objetivo de reflexionar y debatir acerca del aporte realizado por los pueblos de ascendencia africana a la historia y la cultura. Considerando que los organizadores fueron todos hombres de letras negros, me pregunto si, en el período de influencia de los Congresos, es posible establecer una retórica hegemónica en las letras en torno a conceptos claves como negritud, estéticas negras, afrodiáspora y panafricanismos similar a lo que ocurrió en los últimos 20 años con el movimiento afrodescendiente en América Latina.

Congresses of Black Culture of the Americas (1977, 1980, 1982): Contradictions and Resignifications in the Conceptual Field of Blackness and Its Impact on Creation and Literary and Artistic Criticism

The Congresses of Black Culture of the Americas, held in 1977 (Colombia), 1980 (Panama) and 1982 (Brazil), were the first major international attempts in Latin America to bring together academics, intellectuals and writers from different parts of the world, with the objective of reflecting and debating about the contribution made by people of African descent to history and culture. Considering that the organizers were all Black men of letters, I aim to explore if, in the period of influence of the Congresses, a hegemonic rhetoric was developed around key concepts such as Negritude, Black aesthetics, Pan-Africanisms, and Afro-Diaspora, similar to what occurred in the last 20 years with the Afro-descendant movement in Latin America.

Professor Fridman to present research from his recently published book, Freedom from Work

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Daniel Fridman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of Texas, Austin. Professor Fridman will present research from his recently published Freedom from Work: Embracing Financial Self-Help in the United States and Argentina (Stanford University Press, 2016). Freedom from Work analyzes how people in the US and Argentina are taught to think about themselves as economic actors today. The author follows groups of fans of financial success best-sellers and associated practices, like seminars, and even a board game. Fridman uses ethnographic methods and in-depth interviews to unpack the core ideas and practices of financial self-help, which exhorts readers to endure a tough self-exploration and self-transformation in order to achieve “financial freedom.”

This talk is in partnership with the Tulane Altman Program. For more information please contact Professor Camilo Leslie at cleslie1@tulane.edu

Exploring Foods of the Columbian Exchange: K-12 Teacher Workshop

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Join us at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum for a fresh perspective on the Columbian Exchange. This workshop will engage educators with hands-on activities to provide a Louisiana perspective on the foods of this exchange. Learn from cultural historians and food experts about the impact the Columbian Exchange had on Louisiana. Participants will gain a unique experience of teaching about this topic through food with an engaging activity coordinated by faculty from Tulane University’s Teacher Certification Program.

The workshop is $10 and includes lunch, curricula, and a certificate of completion. The registration link will be available soon.

Registration is now open!

Sponsored by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.