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CIPR Research Associates Publish Working Paper in World Bank Research Digest Fall 2012

November 20th, 2012

CIPR associate research fellows Nora Lustig and Eduardo Ortiz Juarez, along with Luis Lopez Calva, published “Declining Inequality in Latin America in the 200s: The…  read more

Nora Lustig attends panel discussion at Center for Global Development

November 16th, 2012

On November 14, Tulane economist and CIPR Associate Research Fellow Nora Lustig was on a panel with Kaushik Basu, the new Senior Vice President and…  read more

LAL Maya Rubbings at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

November 8th, 2012

Tulane’s Latin American Library has contributed 28 rubbings and images of two Colonial period works to “Maya 2012: Prophecy becomes History” at the Houston Museum…  read more

"Hollywood, Nuestra América y Los Latinos" by Ana López Published in Cuba

November 2nd, 2012

Earlier this year, the book Hollywood, Nuestra América y los Latinos (Hollywood, Our América, and the Latino) by Ana M. López, director of the Cuban…  read more

Celebración Latina

October 31st, 2012

A few weeks ago on October 14, members of the New Orleans community gathered at the Audubon Zoo for Celebración Latina, a festival offering a…  read more

Eduardo Ortiz Juarez featured in Revista Humanum

October 30th, 2012

CIPR Research Associate Fellow Eduardo Ortiz Juarez has been featured on the blog of Revista Humanum with his article “Erradicar la pobreza (extrema) ¿y ya?”…  read more

Osterbrock Book Prize awarded to Harvey and Victoria Bricker

October 22nd, 2012

Tulane Professors Emeriti Victoria R. and Harvey M. Bricker have been awarded the 2013 Donald E. Osterbrock Book Prize of the Historical Astronomy Division of…  read more

Kaqchikel Language, Culture, and Art in New Orleans

October 15th, 2012

This fall 2012 is the second year Maya Language Scholar, Ixnal (Ambrocia Cuma Chavez) has come to Tulane University to teach Kaqchikel Maya language to…  read more

Tulane Economist Nora Lustig in The Economist

October 15th, 2012

CIPR associate research fellows Nora Lustig and Eduardo Ortiz Juarez’s research was recently cited in The Economist in an article entitled “Gini back in the…  read more

Maya Teacher Workshop Features Educators of the Summer Teacher Institute

October 10th, 2012

Three participants in the Stone Center’s 2012 Summer Teacher Institute on the Maya which took place in Guatemala, “Signs of Change: A Glimpse of Past…  read more

New Study Abroad Program in Tropical & Environmental Studies at CIAPA

September 28th, 2012

Tulane is excited to announce the addition of a new semester study abroad program at its CIAPA campus in San José, Costa Rica. Led by…  read more

Professor John W. Verano's Summer Field Work in Peru

September 27th, 2012

Since 1983, Professor John W. Verano has collaborated with several major archaeological projects on the north coast of Peru, excavating and analyzing human remains from…  read more

Eduardo Silva publishes and presents new scholarly work

September 20th, 2012

Eduardo Silva, Professor of political science and Associate Research Fellow at CIPR, has published “Exchange Rising? Karl Polanyi and Contentious Politics in Latin America,” in…  read more

NERCHE Announces Recipient of the 2012 Ernest A. Lynton Award

September 20th, 2012

The New England Research Center for High Education (NERCHE) awarded this year’s Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty…  read more

CEQ's George Gray Molina publishes in America Economia

September 11th, 2012

George Gray Molina, Chief Economist and Team Leader Regional Human Development and Millennium Development Goals in the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean,…  read more

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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.

International Education Week: Hosted by Center for Global Education

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Tulane University’s Center for Global Education will be hosting International Education Week on campus from October 16th to October 20th. International Education Week is celebrated nationwide each year, this year it is November 13 – 17, 2017. It is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education and is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

The CGE will be hosting a variety of events to celebrate IEW, including the Study Abroad Fair, an international guest speaker, international meals at Bruff Commons, and several talks and workshops surrounding Tulane’s contribution to an international student and scholar community.

For a full calendar of events for Tulane’s IEW, click here.