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UNICEF-Tulane Health Equity Report 2016 Released

December 8th, 2016

The Health Equity Report 2016 by UNICEF and Tulane University, being officially released December 9, reveals inequities. Schooling, income and ethnicity are the main social…  read more

Stone Center Visitor Speakers Compliment Local Hispanic Heritage Month Programming

December 1st, 2016

LARC had a busy fall managing our Visitor Speaker Bureau. This service gets experts in a variety of fields into the classroom so students can…  read more

APPLY TODAY: Summer Programs in Cuba

November 30th, 2016

Applications are now open for 2017 summer study abroad programs in Cuba. Applications due February 2017. For Undergraduates: Summer in Cuba May 20 – June…  read more

Candelaria Garay Spoke on Social Policy Expansion in Latin America

November 23rd, 2016

This month we had the privilege of receiving Candelaria Garay at Tulane for a talk entitled “Social Policy Expansion in Latin America” based on her…  read more

Ambassador Shannon visits CIPR, Tulane

November 18th, 2016

On November 14, the state Department’s Undersecretary for Pol. Affairs, Ambassador Thomas Shannon, visited CIPR and held a discussion with Tulane faculty about inter-American affairs.…  read more

Dr. Gill publishes in Current Sociology

November 17th, 2016

CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Tim Gill has published Sociological Theory and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century In this article, he discusses how several…  read more

Discovering Panamá at the Library!

November 15th, 2016

The Latin American Resource Center and the Center for Global Education hosted a series of events about Panamá at the Pebbles Center. These events, held…  read more

CIPR Now Hiring Post-Doctoral Fellows for 2017-2018

November 15th, 2016

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) invites applications for four research fellowships for the Academic Year of 2017-2018, two with program administration duties…  read more

From the New Wave: 'Black Rio' influenced Brazilian culture in '60s and '70s

November 9th, 2016

By Hannah Dean newwave@tulane.edu In his Thursday (Nov. 3) lecture on the “Black Rio” soul music movement, Tulane associate professor Christopher Dunn of the School…  read more

Op-ed on Venezuela by David Smilde published in New York Times

October 31st, 2016

Tulane’s David Smilde’s opinion piece, Chavismo Full Circle was published in the New York Times today. In it he blames Venezuela’s current socio-economic and political…  read more

Search Announcement: The Scott and Marjorie Cowen Endowed Chair in Latin American Social Sciences in the Department of Economics

October 31st, 2016

The Economics Department and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies announce the search for the Scott and Marjorie Cowen Endowed Chair in Latin American…  read more

2017 AAPLAC Call for Papers: "Understanding Coexistence"

October 25th, 2016

Call for Papers 28th Annual AAPLAC Conference Understanding Coexistence February 15-18, 2017 Xalapa, Mexico The Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean…  read more

Latin American Library showcases new acquisitions

October 18th, 2016

From the New Wave, story by Hannah Dean. “Of the hundreds of new acquisitions at the Latin American Library (LAL) in 2016, Curator of Special…  read more

Jesús Ruiz published on the New York Public Library website

October 7th, 2016

From nypl.org Jesús Ruiz, Ph.D Candidate at Tulane University and Short-Term Research Fellow at the Schomburg Center, writes about his first ever visit to the…  read more

From the SLA newsletter: Spanish Colonists and Native Americans in Western North Carolina

October 7th, 2016

By Chris Rodning from the School of Liberal Arts Newsletter After marching with his men from the Spanish colony of Santa Elena, in coastal South…  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.