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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 newwave@tulane.edu 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

Moely Service Learning Teaching Award goes to Casey Love

December 11th, 2013

By Mary Ann Travis (mtravis@tulane.edu) Experiential learning is key to the classes that Casey Love teaches. Casey Love, political science professor Casey Love, political science…  read more

Making the Most of a Glick Fellowship: How One Slave Trade Book Become Three

December 11th, 2013

This story originally appeared on Tulane University’s School of Liberal Arts website. By: Laura Rosanne Adderley, Associate Professor, Department of History More than twenty years…  read more

Rare Mexican Pictorial Manuscript Collection Available Online

December 9th, 2013

By: Mary Sparacello (msparace@tulane.edu) The world-renowned collection of Mesoamerican painted manuscripts, housed at the “Latin American Library:http://lal.tulane.edu/ at Tulane University, is now online. For the…  read more

Federico Rossi publishes article in journal Latin American Perspctives

November 25th, 2013

CIPR post-doctoral Fellow Federico Rossi published an article, “The Movement of Popular and Neighborhood Assemblies in the City of Buenos Aires, 2002–2011,” co-written by Sebastián…  read more

Local Students Tour MARI

November 25th, 2013

By Ryan Rivet (rrivet@tulane.edu) Fifth grade students from Lawrence D. Crocker College Prep look at a scale model of the Mayan Temple of Kulkukan, also…  read more

Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow Paolo Spadoni publishes book on Cuba's Socialist Economy

November 25th, 2013

Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow Paolo Spadoni has published a new book entitled Cuba’s Socialist Economy Today: Navigating Challenges and Change. The book addresses Cuba’s economy…  read more

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Talk with Noah Bullock: What is a Human Rights Approach?

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Noah Bullock, the Executive Director at Cristosal, will be giving a talk entitled: What is a Human Rights Approach? This talk is part of Tulane University’s celebration of International Education Week which highlights the benefits of international exchange on campus. IEW at Tulane runs from October 16th- October 20th. More information about the Tulane IEW and the events on campus can be found here.

Olancho Screening-New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University are sponsoring the following screenings for the New Orleans Film Festival, which will run from October 11th-19th. Screenings are held at various locations in New Orleans. The box office is located at the Ace Hotel (600 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130).

OLANCHO

28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival to Feature Latinx Programming

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The 28th Annual New Orleans Film Festival will be held from October 11th to October 19th at participating theaters in the New Orleans area. Born in a city known for its eclectic and artistic vibrancy, the New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF) has sought out bold and passionate storytellers since 1989. It is the longest-running festival of its kind in the state of Louisiana and one of the largest film festivals in the South. Now in its 28th year, the New Orleans Film Festival has grown into an internationally respected annual event that attracts 20-25k people, 400+ filmmakers, and 240 films.

This year’s film festival will feature a number of films relating to the Latin American community, either in subject matter and/or made by Latin American filmmakers. The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute will be sponsoring several films, including Olancho and Cuban Short Stories.

A full list of film selections and synopses may be found here.

For more information on tickets, passes, and film packages, visit the NOFF website.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University are sponsoring the following films:

Olancho
Manuel, a farmer from Olancho, Honduras, seeks fame by making music for the region’s drug cartels. When some of his song lyrics get him in trouble, he must make the most difficult decision of his life: continue the quest for fame, or flee. For information on times and locations, visit the Olancho event page.

Cuban Shorts: Cine Cubano
These Cuban short stories are a series of short films highlight cultural and social subject manner relating to the Cuban community. For more information on show times and locations, visit the event page.

Fighting Cuba’s Boxing Ban
A short documentary about female boxing in Cuba, where the Cuban government forbade women from competing in the 2016 summer olympics.

Manuel
A short documentary about an 87-year-old Cuban man who brews and sells potions said to be aphrodisiacs.

Parade
Jazz students from New Orleans travel to Cuba on a cultural exchange and collaborate on a parade, celebrating open borders.

Connection (Conectifai)
A portrait of a park in Havana where, thanks to public Wi-Fi, a new kind of meeting place has arisen.

Charlie
Four decades after hijacking a plane to Cuba to avoid charges of killing a state trooper, a former black power militant reflects on his past in a letter to his nine-year-old Cuban son.

Forever, Comandante (Hasta Siempre, Comandante)
Living in the shadow of the revolutionary generation’s unrelenting Cuban ideals, Ernesto, a 14-year-old barber, wants to get a tattoo despite his father’s adamant objection.

Prince of Smoke
Cuban tobacco farmer and artisanal cigar maker Hirochi Robaina follows in his legendary grandfather’s footsteps as he fights to preserve a 171-year-old family legacy.

Additional titles relating to the Latin American community include:

The Thunder Feast (Truenos de San Juan)
A documentary about the ancient festival of San Juanito in Guanajuato where homemade explosives are part of the revelry, but not everyone in the community is sure this tradition should continue.

Sambá
A documentary about Cisco, a Dominican-born man who returns to the Dominican Republic after doing time in a United State prison. Cisco soon finds that the only way he can make money is getting involved in loosely organized street fighting.

Days of Wholesome Joy
A Cuban narrative short about a woman taking care of her grandmother who has dementia.

Holy Hill
A narrative short story about a nun who works at a school for young boys in the Dominican Republic. Both she and the boys have parallel sexual awakenings.

Camp of the Innocents
A Louisiana-made short documentary about the U.S. interment of Latin American “enemy aliens” during World War II in New Orleans. The entire synopsis, as well as show times and location may be found here.

Dead Horses
A Catalan animated short film about a child fleeing his home during wartime.

Bells in the Mountains
A Spanish short documentary about a group of cows who migrate seasonally from the town of Ullé through the foothills of the Spanish Pyrenees Mountains.

Elegy
A short narrative film about a girl who cannot process her complicated feelings about the death of her two classmates.

Cuban Shorts: Cine Cubano-New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University are sponsoring the following screenings for the New Orleans Film Festival, which will run from October 11th-19th. Screenings are held at various locations in New Orleans. The box office is located at the Ace Hotel (600 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130).

CUBAN SHORTS: CINE CUBANO

  • Saturday, October 14th 1:00PM | Member $10 General $13
  • Thursday, October 19th 11:30AM | Members $7 General $10

Tulane to host MET Curator Dr. Joanne Pillsbury for talk on Luxury Arts in the Ancient Americas

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Dr. Joanne Pillsbury, the Andrall E. Pearson Curator of the Art of the Ancient Americas at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will give a presentation titled From the Heart of the Andes: On Creating Golden Kingdoms, as part of the 2017 Wladis Seminar on Curatorial Careers at the Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Pillsbury will give a behind-the-scenes view of the exhibition Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas (Getty Research Institute and Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fall 2017-Spring 2018), and the international research project that inspired it. Drawing upon significant recent archaeological findings and new investigations into the roles of artists, their patrons, and their workshops, the lecture focuses on luxury arts in the lands between the two great imperial capitals of the ancient Americas: Cusco, the seat of the Inca state, and Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital. It probes a fundamental question: How can we discern and interpret indigenous ideas of value?

Dr. Pillsbury is a specialist in the art and archaeology of the Precolumbian Americas. Pillsbury earned her PhD from Columbia University. She was previously associate director of the Getty Research Institute and director of Precolumbian Studies at Dumbarton Oaks. She is the author, editor, or co-editor of numerous publications, including the three-volume Guide to Documentary Sources for Andean Studies, 1530–1900 (2008), the Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Award recipient Ancient Maya Art at Dumbarton Oaks (2012), and Past Presented: Archaeological Illustration and the Ancient Americas (2012), which was awarded the Association for Latin American Art Book Award.

The lecture is sponsored by the Newcomb Art Department, supported by a gift from Mark and Diane Wladis.

For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Boone via email to eboone@tulane.edu.

For more information, view the official flyer here.

Tulane to host Dr. Andrew Paxman for a talk on William Jenkins and the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming historian and biographer Dr. Andrew Paxman, who will present his research and recent book in a talk titled William Jenkins: Profiteer of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema on October 19th.

In his talk, Dr. Paxman will focus on the life and film industry activities of William Jenkins, an American from humble beginnings who became the richest man in Mexico. Using biographical information and excerpts from his recent book Jenkins of Mexico: How a Southern Farm Boy Became a Mexican Magnate, Dr. Paxman will highlight how the American entrepreneur built up the Mexican film industry.

Currently, Dr. Paxman is a research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, where he teaches history and journalism. Earlier in his career, Dr. Paxman was a journalist in Mexico and co-authored El Tigre: Emilio Azcárraga y su imperio Televisa (2000). He earned a Masters in Latin American Studies from University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in History from the University of Texas, Austin.