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¡Sí Cuba! Events: "Collecting Cuban Art" on Jan 28th and 29th

January 15th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. Collecting Cuban Art January 28-29, 2010 Sponsored by the New Orleans Museum of Art,…  read more

Cuban Images, Art Come to Campus

January 15th, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu Tulane’s participation in the citywide ¡Sí Cuba! celebration begins on Saturday (Jan. 16) as two exhibits open with contemporary art…  read more

9th Meeting of the Latin American Economics Roundtable

January 14th, 2010

On Wednesday evening, January 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Shotwell Room of the Carnegie Endowment the ninth meeting of the Latin American…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: January 14th Openings and Events

January 14th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. January 14th Events: Antenna Gallery, “Cuba, Now!” (January 9-February 7; opens January 9, 6-9…  read more

Excitement Builds for ¡Sí Cuba! Events

January 13th, 2010

By: Carol J. Schlueter cjs@tulane.edu The plan to bring an exhibit by Cuban artists to the Newcomb Art Gallery expanded dramatically as a campus committee…  read more

Latin American Library Announces Arrival of 1st Greenleaf Scholar

January 11th, 2010

The Latin American Library is pleased to announce the arrival yesterday of Denise Pahl Schaan, the first Greenleaf scholar of the year. Like all LAL…  read more

Latin Americanist Professors Jeff Chambers and Tom Sherry Featured in Fall 2009 Tulanian

January 6th, 2010

Drs. Jeffrey Chambers and Thomas Sherry, both professors of ecology and evolutionary biology, were featured in the Fall 2009 Tulanian article “175 Ways Tulane Has…  read more

'We're a School of Creativity'

December 16th, 2009

By: Carol J. Schlueter cjs@tulane.edu The library of the Tulane president’s home on Dec. 8 was filled with displays of academic achievement — new books…  read more

Environmental Cases Make History

December 9th, 2009

By: Nick Marinello mr4@tulane.edu In environmental circles, “Storm King” is shorthand for a landmark legal battle that served as a shot heard around the world.…  read more

Latin American Library Announces 2009-2010 Greenleaf Fellows

December 8th, 2009

The Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, Hortensia Calvo, recently announced the Richard E. Greenleaf Fellows at the Latin American Library for 2009-2010.…  read more

Jean Franco Gives Keynote Address at LAGO Conference

December 6th, 2009

On Saturday, December 5th, Dr. Jean Franco, Professor Emerita from Columbia University, gave the keynote address at the Latin American Graduate Organization Conference “Space and…  read more

LAGO Holds 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference

December 6th, 2009

Photo: LAGO Co-facilitator Amanda Magdalena with Keynote Speaker Dr. Jean Franco at the Friday night pachanga in Jones Hall. From December 4th to the 5th,…  read more

Jorge Vargas Conducts Workshop with Tulane Faculty

December 3rd, 2009

On December 2, 2009 Jorge Vargas Cullel, Deputy Director State of the Nation Program, Costa Rica spoke on Democratization in Central America. He also ran…  read more

LAGO Hosts 4th Annual Soccer Tournament

December 1st, 2009

Photo: The 2008 Championship Honduran team with their trophy. On Sunday, November 22, LAGO, the Latin American Graduate Organization, at Tulane University sponsored its fourth…  read more

Stone Center hosts Conference on Cuba

November 24th, 2009

(Photo: Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Nora Lustig and Paolo Spadoni) On Friday, November 13th, the conference Cuba: 50 Years of Revolution was held on Tulane’s uptown campus…  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.

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: cocadas

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Special Edition Bate Papo! Celebrate Black History Month with students of Portuguese and Africana Studies. We’ll be sampling sweet cocadas while we expose the injustices of Brazil’s slave trade with a reading of “Navio Negreiro” by Castro Alves. We’ll be outside the LBC on the patio of Pocket Park (next to bookstore in case of rain). This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. All levels welcome. For more information, please contact Megwen at mloveles@tulane.edu.

Political Seminar Series: "The Durability of Revolutionary Regimes"

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Steven Levitsky is Professor of Government at Harvard University. His research interests include political parties, authoritarianism and democratization, and weak and informal institutions, with a focus on Latin America. He is author of Transforming Labor-Based Parties in Latin America: Argentine Peronism in Comparative Perspective, co-author (with Lucan Way) of Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes after the Cold War (2010), and co-editor of Argentine Democracy: The Politics of Institutional Weakness (2005); Informal Institutions and Democracy: Lessons from Latin America (2006); and The Resurgence of the Left in Latin America (2011). He is currently engaged in research on the durability of revolutionary regimes, the relationship between populism and competitive authoritarianism, problems of party-building in contemporary Latin America, and party collapse and its consequences for democracy in Peru.

This event is sponsored by CIPR.

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.