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Rethinking the State - Essay by Former Greenleaf Professor

June 24th, 2011

Former Greenleaf professor Manuel Alcántara posts essay on Ciudadanía 2.0, an initiative of the Ibero-American Secretariat aimed at increasing participation and debate, especially among young…  read more

Lessons in Solidarity From Costa Rica

June 24th, 2011

By: Michaela Gibboni newwave@tulane.edu Photo: Tulane student Michaela Gibboni tutors Costa Rican boys in a program to reduce school dropout rates. Gibboni was in Costa…  read more

Eduardo Silva Travels to Chile on Fulbright Specialist Grant

June 21st, 2011

Eduardo Silva, the Lydian Professor of Political Science, a core faculty member of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane and a CIPR…  read more

Lustig Addresses new IMF Managing Director and Poverty and Inequality Issues

June 21st, 2011

The Center for Global Development is carrying out a survey on Choosing the Next Managing Director of the IMF&&&. Economic expert, Nora Lustig, core faculty…  read more

Stone Center Alum Denise Frazier Appointed Director of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education at Wofford College

June 14th, 2011

Dr. Denise Frazier has been selected to serve as Wofford College’s director of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Education. “Dr. Frazier has injected energy and creativity…  read more

Student Rewarded for Work With Immigrants

June 8th, 2011

By: Carol J. Schlueter cjs@tulane.edu Photo: May law grad Rosanna Eugenio earns a pro bono award from the Louisiana State Bar Association in a ceremony…  read more

Lesson From the Flood

June 7th, 2011

By: Nick Marinello Mr4@tulane.edu Photo: The Bonnet Carre spillway (shown in the upper left) is located along the Mississippi River 12 miles upriver from New…  read more

The Border: Hot Topic for Gallery Exhibit

June 3rd, 2011

By: Teresa Parker Farris newwave@tulane.edu Photo: Footprints cover the desert sands on the border of the United States and Mexico in this photo entitled “Crossings,…  read more

News from the Field: Laura Bass

June 1st, 2011

By: Laura Bass I am just finishing a one-year position as a visiting associate professor in the Department of Hispanic Studies at Brown University in…  read more

SLA Faculty Receive Grants and Fellowships for the 2011-2012 Academic Year

June 1st, 2011

By: Dean Carole Haber As we come to the close of another extremely successful academic year, I want to take this opportunity to highlight some…  read more

Lustig Quoted in Latin American Advisor May 2011 Edition

June 1st, 2011

Professor of Economics, NORA LUSTIG, was extensively quoted in the May 5, 2011 edition of the Latin America Advisor. She responded to the question: “How…  read more

Stone Center Faculty Members Aaron Schneider and Laura Murphy Receive Social Entrepreneurship Awards

June 1st, 2011

Aaron Schneider – The Jill H. and Avram A. Glazer Professorship Aaron Schneider teaches comparative politics, international political economy and Latin American politics as an…  read more

Expanding Study in Cuba

May 20th, 2011

Today from the Tulane New Wave: Tulane University delegation travels to Cuba in hopes of reinstating a summer program that will add to a semester-long…  read more

How can 'Mexico Cluster' Countries Foster Economic Growth? Response by Dr. Nora Lustig

May 12th, 2011

In the May 5, 2011 edition of the Latin America Advisor, published by the Inter American Dialogue, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics…  read more

Excellence in Latin American Studies - Stone Center Spring Awards Ceremony

May 10th, 2011

On May 2nd, the Stone Center’s annual Excellence in Latin American Studies awards ceremony took place in the Greenleaf Conference Room. Awards were presented to…  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.