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Día de los Muertos Celebrated in New Orleans

November 13th, 2010

By: Shearon Roberts Photo: Skeleton Second Line. (Photo courtesy of the Consulate of Mexico, New Orleans) For many Catholic New Orleanians, Saturday, October 30 marked…  read more

Nora Lustig's Edited Volume on Mexican Economy Released

November 8th, 2010

Professor Nora Lustig’s refereed volume on the Mexican economy, Crecimiento Económico y Equidad (Economic Growth and Equity) has been released. Professor Lustig also recently published…  read more

From Dance to Natural Disaster: Stone Center Faculty Speak on Summer Research

November 8th, 2010

By: Shearon Roberts Photo: Tango mural, homage to Carlos Torrallardona, Paraná Street in Buenos Aires, with grafittied text, “Esto no es arte” (This is not…  read more

Brazilian Activist Anderson Sá Spreads Message of Resistance and Resilience to New Orleans for Stone Center's 2010 LAGO Conference

November 8th, 2010

By: Shearon Roberts Photo: Anderson Sá addresses conference attendees at his keynote address. (Photo courtesy of Emily Schulman) Every community has its own unique way…  read more

Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America - Call for Proposals

October 28th, 2010

Call for Proposals Symposium Dates: October 30-November 2, 2011 The Association for Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America (ATLILLA) and the Kellogg Institute…  read more

LASA 2010 Displays Academic Diversity of Tulane Faculty, Students

October 25th, 2010

By: Shearon Roberts Photo: CIPR Executive Director Ludovico Feoli, Stephanie Stone Feoli and Xela Korda attend the Tulane Reception (Photo courtesy of Valerie McGinley Marshall)…  read more

Audubon Zoo Comes Alive for Celebración Latina

October 25th, 2010

By: Shearon Roberts Photo: One of the members of Casa Samba performs during a show at this year’s Celebración Latina (Photo courtesy of Dennis Woltering)…  read more

Tulane Professor Christopher Dunn Sets Background for Acclaimed Brazilian Musician Tom Zé's Latest Album Release

October 25th, 2010

By: Shearon Roberts Photo: Tom Zé Legendary inventive Brazilian artist Tom Zé has got the music review world talking about his recently released vinyl record…  read more

Miners' Mental Health Remains Bright

October 19th, 2010

By: Joseph Halm newwave@tulane.edu Photo: Miner Raul Bustos, left, receives an embrace after being rescued from the San Jose gold and copper mine where he…  read more

CIPR Post-Doc Moira MacKinnon Speaks at NASA

October 15th, 2010

As part of several events closing out National Hispanic Heritage Month at Tulane University, CIPR Post-Doc Moira MacKinnon in coordination with the Stone Center for…  read more

Fall 2010 LAGO Working Group: Students and faculty meet outside the classroom to discuss current issues

October 12th, 2010

By: Shearon Roberts Photo: Ludovico Feoli, Executive Director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, speaks during the October 4 meeting of the LAGO…  read more

Tulane @ LASA 2010 - Toronto

September 29th, 2010

The XXIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association will be held in Toronto, Canada on October 6-9. Numerous Tulane faculty, staff and graduate…  read more

Haiti Beyond the News

September 24th, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Photo: Wedsly Guerrier, a native of Haiti, is a visiting assistant professor teaching courses on Haitian culture and Haitian Creole…  read more

Former President of Costa Rica, Dr. Oscar Arias, Visits Tulane

September 23rd, 2010

Septemer 23, 2010 Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research welcomed Dr. Oscar Arias, the former…  read more

Stone Center Undergrad Davita Petty Mentioned in CNN.com's Report on Study Abroad

September 22nd, 2010

On September 21, 2010, CNN.com published a news article entitled “Looking beyond Europe for education, adventure” in which Davita Petty, a Tulane senior double major…  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.