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CIPR and Argentine University Sign Memorandum of Understanding

October 24th, 2011

Acting on common academic and cultural interests, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Universidad Nacional de…  read more

Safety in the Latino Community

October 3rd, 2011

In the six years since Hurricane Katrina the rise of Latino immigrants in New Orleans has become a continued topic of interest to many especially…  read more

ALACIP 6th Annual Congress in Quito, Ecuador

September 29th, 2011

ALACIP (Asociacion Latinoamericana de Ciencia Politica) will hold its 6th congress June 12-14, 2012 in Quito, Ecuador. Updated information and registration available at the official…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Find a path to social justice

September 25th, 2011

from Tulane New Wave S8nroBQsrsg September 21, 2011 Kim Krupa kkrupa@tulane.edu When Jill and Avie Glazer endowed a professorship in social entrepreneurship last year, they…  read more

Senior Fellow and Founding Member of CIAPA Dies

September 21st, 2011

Senior Fellow and Founding Member of CIAPA Dies By Constantino Urcuyo Rodolfo Cerdas was a founding member of CIAPA, the Center for Inter-American Policy and…  read more

Latin American Studies Alum Named President of College of the Atlantic

September 12th, 2011

from the College of the Atlantic website: http://www.coa.edu/press-releases_pg1_934.htm Graduate of COA to become college’s next president Tuesday, June 14, 2011 College of the Atlantic has…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Guardian angel for children of Haiti

September 6th, 2011

from Tulane New Wave Fran Simon fsimon@tulane.edu They’re called “Restaveks,” the Haitian children who have lost one or both parents and who must “reste avec”…  read more

Fronteras Explores Important Issues

September 6th, 2011

Through performance and specialized workshops, the Stone Center’s Latin American Resource Center collaborates to engage the community with Latin America and issues of immigration through…  read more

Internationalizing the Classroom

September 6th, 2011

From the Tulane New Wave: Teaching Teachers to Go Global August 22, 2011 Kimberly Krupa newwave@tulane.edu The escalating European debt crisis may sound like someone…  read more

Latin American Library Welcomes Richard E. Greenleaf Fellows for 2011-2012

August 29th, 2011

from Hortensia Calvo, The Doris Stone Latin American Librarian It is my pleasure to announce the Richard E. Greenleaf Fellows at the Latin American Library…  read more

Latin American Economies Roundtable Summary

July 29th, 2011

The summary from the Latin American Economies Roundtable meeting on May 23, 2011 entitled “Impact of Debt Crisis in Europe and the United States on…  read more

Brazilian Music Expresses People's Struggles

July 15th, 2011

By: Mary Ann Travis mtravis@tulane.edu The country of Brazil has a distinctiveness all its own. Its citizens speak Portuguese, for one thing. And to an…  read more

Focusing on Latin America in Jackson, Mississippi

July 12th, 2011

This summer, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies collaborated with Vanderbilt University and Millsaps College to welcome educators from across the United States to…  read more

Costa Rican Periodical Features Op-Ed by CIPR Director

July 4th, 2011

Transparencia en el Poder Legislativo CIPR Director Ludovico Feoli publishes opinion editorial entitled “Transparencia en el Poder Legislativo” in Costa Rica’s daily newspaper, La Nación…  read more

Dance Festival Links Traditions to Africa

June 30th, 2011

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu As instructors for the 2011 New Orleans Dance Festival, Danys “La Mora” Pérez and her husband and drummer, Francisco Mora…  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.