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CIPR Holds Central American Coloquium

July 26th, 2010

The Central American Colloquium, sponsored by Tulane’s Center for Inter-American Policy and Research was held on June 3rd and 4th in San José, Costa Rica.…  read more

Images of the Old Southwest

July 23rd, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu Photo: This image, Leisure Time at George Pepper’s Tent, is part of the new museum exhibit. (Hand-colored glass lantern slides…  read more

A Revolution Under Way in South America

July 22nd, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu Photo: Director Oliver Stone, left, and Venezuela president Hugo Chávez, right, meet news media during filming of South of the…  read more

Lustig's Inequality Study Referenced in Financial Times Editorial

July 19th, 2010

Tulane’s Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Nora Lustig, recently published Declining Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress? along with co-editor…  read more

Storm Killed Half Billion Amazon Trees

July 16th, 2010

By: Keith Brannon kbrannon@tulane.edu A single, violent storm that swept across the whole Amazon forest in 2005 killed half a billion trees, according to a…  read more

Public Health School Hosts Haitian Leader

July 7th, 2010

By: Dee Boling newwave@tulane.edu The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will host Dr. Alex Larsen, minister of health for the Republic of…  read more

Another World Close to Home

June 30th, 2010

By: Ryan Rivet rrivet@tulane.edu Photo: Law professor Oliver Houck says he never set out to write Down on the Batture, but became “seized” by the…  read more

Carnival Swings Into Summer

June 23rd, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Guest artists from Brazil, Cuba and Haiti will lead dance and drumming classes for all skill levels during the 14th…  read more

An Angry Planet?

June 21st, 2010

By: Fran Simon fsimon@tulane.edu This decade has started off with a bang — massive earthquakes in Haiti, Chile and China, a still-erupting volcano in Iceland…  read more

VOXEU Publishes Story on Lustig, Lopez-Calva Book

June 16th, 2010

Declining Latin American inequality: Market forces or state action? Edited by: Luis Lopez-Calva & Nora Lustig 6 June 2010 Income inequality in Latin America has…  read more

Américas Awards Ceremony 2009 Webcast

June 9th, 2010

The Library of Congress has put up the most recent Américas Award webcast from October 2009. The Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature…  read more

Students Bring Health Care to Hispaniola

June 9th, 2010

By: Arthur Nead anead@tulane.edu Tulane medical and public health students are traveling to the Caribbean island of Hispaniola this summer to provide health care for…  read more

Giving Back and Changing Lives

June 1st, 2010

By: Belinda Lacoste newwave@tulane.edu Photo: Volunteering with the Peace Corps in Jamaica, Carrie Giordano Eklund worked in a school, promoting health education and implementing adult…  read more

Declining Inequality in Latin America (2010): 20% Discount

May 28th, 2010

New from Brookings Institution Press: Declining Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress? Luis F. López-Calva & Nora Lustig, eds. Copublished with the United…  read more

Birds Are Sitting Ducks to Spewing Oil

May 28th, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Photo: A pelican gets cleaned up by a member of the Louisiana State Wildlife Response Team at a rehabilitation station…  read more

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CIPR talk series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance to host political scienctist Victor Menaldo

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Join the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Victor Menaldo as part of the fall speaker series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance, on Friday, October 26, in 110A Jones Hall. Dr. Victor Menaldo will give a talk titled Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy.

Victor Menaldo (Ph.D., Stanford University, 2009) is an associate professor of Political Science at University of Washington and an affiliated faculty of the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS), Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Center for Environmental Politics. Dr. Menaldo specializes in comparative politics and political economy. Menaldo’s research focuses on the political economy of taxation and redistribution, the political economy of regulation, the political economy of regime change, and the political economy of natural resources.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to cipr@tulane.edu.

Outgoing authoritarian rulers sometimes design democratic institutions in ways that preserve their political and economic advantages. For example, over two-thirds of countries that have transitioned to democracy since World War II have done so under constitutions written by the outgoing authoritarian regime. This lecture will examine the reasons behind this phenomenon, as well as how different types of political power and economic resources in a society following democratization. Not only do these disparate origins determines polities’ basic architecture, the rights of citizens, and how representative and inclusive the political system becomes, but also has a big impact on the size of future governments and their commitments to social justice and egalitarianism. Statistical analysis and case studies of Chile, Sweden, and several other countries show why some democratic transitions yield unequal political representation and rights for citizens.

Celebrate Caribbean culture and heritage during Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans

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Bayou Bacchanal, the original Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans, is back for its 16th annual celebration of Caribbean culture and heritage. Presented by Friends of Culture, Bayou Bacchanal will include two days of Caribbean cuisine, dance, music and celebration.

World Wide Dance
Beginning Friday, November 2 stop by the newly-opened, Algiers based, Haitian restaurant Rendezvous, for World Wide Dance. This late-night dance party begins at 10:00 p.m. and doesn’t end until the final dancer clears the floor. Enjoy live sets by locally and regionally based, Trinidadian DJ Phil and DJ Spice. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door and includes access to the World Wide Dance celebration. A cash bar and bites from Rendezvous will be available for purchase.

Bayou Bacchanal Parade and Party
After an evening of dancing and celebrating, rest up for the annual Bayou Bacchanal Parade on Saturday, November 3. Assembly begins at 11:00 a.m. and the parade takes off at noon from Harrah’s. Parade-goers are welcome to come dressed in traditional carnival attire while engaging, marching and dancing to the beats of Soca music along with Casa Samba throughout the French Quarter. The parade’s final destination will be at North Peters & Mandeville Street where the party will then transition to Crescent Park.

From 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. several Dancehall, Soca and Reggae performers will grace the Bayou Bacchanal stage for this daylong festival. Guests can expect live performances by local, national and international artists such as: Soca Artist Preacher, Pan Vibrations, Tigress of Trinidad & Tobago, and Mystic of Trinidad & Tobago.

Beats will be provided by DJ Spice and hosted by Lady Pepper. Authentic Caribbean foods, drinks and special merchandise will be available for purchase. Trini Lisa and Boswell’s will be among the official vendors for Bayou Bacchanal 2018. Fest-goers can expect Caribbean staples such as salt fish, curry goat and roti. Tropical drinks including ginger beer, passionfruit juice and Sorrel will also be available. Guests are also encouraged to dress in tradition Carnival attire for a chance to win a grand prize of $2000.

Admission to the Bayou Bacchanal fest is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information on Bayou Bacchanal or Friend of Culture, visit their onsite information booth during the festival or click here.

Bayou Bacchanal Post Party
Closeout Bayou Bacchanal at Island Flavor Bar and Grill and enjoy tasty Caribbean bites, music and dancing. DJ Ray will be spinning beginning at 11:00 p.m. Celebrate the closing of Bayou Bacchanal with a bang!

Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821

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On Wednesday, November 14, the Latin American Library at Tulane University will host Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, for a talk titled, Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821.

This presentation is part of the Tulane University Women’s Association’s Jane and Herbert Longenecker Lecture Series. The event is dedicated to María García Daly.

La Hora del Cuento: Fall Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This fall, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday, August 25 until Saturday, December 29. Children and parents are welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, September 1
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 6
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 3
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 1
10:30 AM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, August 25
10:30 AM

Saturday, September 22
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 27
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 24
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 29
10:30 AM

2019 Global Read Webinar Series: Diversity in Children's Literature for the classroom

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This spring, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award, and the Freeman Book Award) will sponsor a free 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom.

The 2019 Global Read Webinar Series will focus on the theme diversity in children’s literature. The webinar will be recorded and archived online and have accompanying curricula to correspond with the book.

Webinar Schedule

January
Middle East Book Award

February
Africana Book Award

March
Américas Book Award

April
Freeman Book Award

May
South Asia Book Award and picture books from all book awards