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Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs Celebrates Hispanic Heritage in Washington

August 24th, 2017

The Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs promotes all facets of Latin American studies nationwide. CLASP fosters global competency, language proficiency and cultural awareness of…  read more

Jesús Ruiz Lecture at the John Carter Brown Library

August 23rd, 2017

Stone Center Doctoral Candidate Jesús Ruiz, who is currently the Helen Watson Buckner Memorial Fellow at the John Carter Brown Library, is giving a talk…  read more

Dr. Lustig to join ILO's Global Commission on the Future of Work

August 23rd, 2017

Dr. Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute, has been invited by the International…  read more

From Tulane New Wave In Focus: Family Ties

August 16th, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News In Focus website titled Family ties. on August 15, 2017. Story by Paula Burch-Celentano pburch@tulane.edu.…  read more

Tulane faculty member David Smilde quoted in The Washington Post on diplomatic efforts with Venezuela

August 15th, 2017

David Smilde, a senior fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America and professor of Sociology at Tulane University, spoke to The Washington Post about…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: 1,700-year-old mummy faces future with new look

August 7th, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website titled 1,700-year-old mummy faces future with new look on July 18, 2017. Story by…  read more

Educators explore Cuban culture

August 1st, 2017

Image courtesy of Claire Lowe, a participant in the 2017 program. Story originally appeared in the Tulane New Wave, July 31, 2017. Ten K-12 teachers…  read more

From Tulane's New Wave: Art of Jacob Lawrence revisits Haitian revolution

July 5th, 2017

From Tulane’s New Wave, this story originally appeared on the Tulane News website here Art of Jacob Lawrence revisits Haitian revolution on June 30, 2017.…  read more

Fitting Brazil into the K-12 Classroom: Summer 2017 Teacher Institute

June 26th, 2017

For a week this past June 19 – 23, a small group of K-12 educators met on campus at The University of Georgia in Athens,…  read more

EXTENDED: Stone Center Summer 2017 Photography Competition

May 25th, 2017

Stone Center for Latin American Studies Announces the Summer 2017 Photo Contest! This summer, the Stone Center is conducting a photography contest open to all…  read more

Learning about Latin America at the Library - the New Orleans Public Library!

May 19th, 2017

The New Orleans Public Library has been learning about Latin America this past year with two special programs. Through the Stone Center for Latin American…  read more

Exhibit designed by LAS students featured in the Times-Picayune

May 8th, 2017

On May 4th, The Times Picayune featured a story about the exhibit designed by Tulane students in Edie Wolf’s course. The exhibit “Women, Community, and…  read more

Comparative Studies of Electoral Systems Country Spotlight: Argentina

May 8th, 2017

In the new Comparative Studies of Electoral Systems (CSES) Country Spotlight series, Noam Lupu, Virginia Oliveros and Luis Schiumerini discuss CSES’s electoral context and the…  read more

2017 Américas Award Winners Announced

May 2nd, 2017

The 2017 Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature winners were announced this weekend by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) at…  read more

From the Tulane News: Art from Puerto Rico goes beyond the canvas

April 26th, 2017

By Teresa Parker Farris Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the granting of U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans and and the impending referendum on the…  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.