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Nora Lustig co-organizes conference, "Declining Inequality in Latin America: Are the Good Times Over?"

May 4th, 2015

Nora Lustig, the Stone Chair in Latin American Economics, participated in and co-organized the conference, Declining Inequality in Latin America: Are the Good Times Over?…  read more

Ana Lopez Interviewed on WDSU

April 29th, 2015

Ana Lopez, Director of the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, was interviewed on WDSU on April 23rd about the changing nature of US/Cuban relations. She…  read more

CEQ Findings in Fiscal Policy Featured in The World Bank

April 27th, 2015

CEQ Findings in Fiscal Policy Featured in The World Bank CEQ findings have been featured in the Latin American and the Caribbean Equity Lab (LAC).…  read more

Article from Tulane New Wave- "Tulane conference draws top scholars on China and Cuba"

April 22nd, 2015

“China and Cuba survived the fall of communism in the last decade of the 20th century by employing different strategies — economic reform in China…  read more

GTMO in NOLA: New Website Showcases Tulane Latin American Studies Students' Research on Guantanamo

April 22nd, 2015

Last fall, undergraduate students in Introduction to Latin American Studies (Caplan, LAST 1010-05) partnered with the Guantánamo Public Memory Project to create original, engaged scholarship…  read more

Laura Garcia Cited In Tulane New Wave- "Student empowers women at home and abroad"

April 17th, 2015

“When Tulane University senior Laura Garcia arrived at the Rosa F. Keller Library and Community Center in New Orleans for the first time, it was…  read more

Justin Wolfe Serves as Historical Consultant on Episode of TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?"

April 13th, 2015

“Who Do You Think You Are?” is a show that follows well-known figures in American popular culture as they trace the family histories with the…  read more

Tulane New Wave: Rare archaeological casts rediscovered in storage

April 6th, 2015

“The unassuming former ammunition shed in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, held a secret. Hidden inside its depths were rare 19th and early 20th century casts of…  read more

PhD Candidate Erin L. McCutcheon Awarded Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund Grant

March 31st, 2015

Erin L. McCutcheon, PhD Candidate in Art History and Latin American Studies, has recently been awarded research grants from both the Ruth Landes Memorial Research…  read more

Stone Center Grad Annalisa Cravens Cited in Tulane Law Lagniappe

March 31st, 2015

“As a Tulane undergraduate student, Annalisa Cravens (BA ’10, L/MA ’14) immersed herself in her Latin American studies program. She studied abroad in Brazil, Argentina…  read more

From the New Wave: Maya Symposium focuses on Royal Tombs

March 30th, 2015

By Mary Sparacello New archaeological approaches and discoveries have helped scholars understand how the ancient Maya viewed death and the afterlife. Read more from the…  read more

Ph.D. Student Allison Caplan Awarded Paid Getty Internship for 2015-2016

March 27th, 2015

Allison Caplan, a Ph.D. student in Art History and Latin American Studies, will be joining the Getty Graduate Internship Program for 2015-2016. She will be…  read more

LARC Master Teacher Named 2015 National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow

March 25th, 2015

One of LARC’s master teachers, Nicole Means, of West Feliciana High School in St. Francisville, LA, was named a 2015 National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow…  read more

Educators, Scholars, and Enthusiasts Learn about the Maya

March 25th, 2015

The 12th annual Tulane Maya Symposium “Royal Chambers Unsealed: Tombs of the Classic Maya” informed educators, students, and scholars about the most recent advances in…  read more

Ana Lopez Cited in New Orleans Trip to Cuba

March 16th, 2015

“Ana Lopez, the director of Tulane University’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, sees benefits to traveling now. “What has begun to happen is the chipping…  read more

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Consulate of Mexico Presents "Los Demonios de mi Tierra" Photo Exhibit

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans presents the photographic exhibition:

Los Demonios de mi Tierra
by Mexican Artist Mauricio Silerio

Opening Reception
July 7th, 2016 at 6:00 PM

Art Gallery of the Mexican Consulate
901 Convention Center Blvd. Ste. 118
New Orleans, LA 70130

Exploring the 2016 US Elections

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The US’s November elections are especially critical. The world’s power structures are undergoing dramatic changes, and so the internal political process of this world leader has even greater global consequences.

Looking beyond just the US’s foreign policy is key to understanding its actions. Over the next few months, the teaching programs at several Costa Rican institutions will focus on the following:

  • An analysis of succession of power within institutional structures.
  • The role of political parties (polarization).
  • The influence of changing demographics.
  • The geographic expression of social change.
  • The effect of the democratic process in the formulation and implementation of the US’s foreign policy towards Latin American in particular.

The University of Costa Rica, through its School of Political Science, and the Centro de Investigación y Estudios Políticos (CIEP), has joined forces with the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones y su Instituto de Formación y Estudios en Democracia (IFED), as well as with the University of Tulane, through its Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), for a series of outreach activities during the second half of 2016. These activities will utilize the resources at these educational and research institutions to promote a better understanding of the electoral process in the US.

The results of this upcoming election will have repercussions for the world, particularly in Latin American and Costa Rica. A broader, deeper understanding of the current situation will be useful for both universities and public policy decision-makers.

Participating institutions are confident that a proper analysis of this political process will lead to improved understanding and cooperation between the two nations.

Schedule of Activities

August

  • Thursday, 8/18: Talk on the United States’ electoral system by Diego Brenes, IFED.

September
  • Thursday, 9/1: Discussion on demographics and electoral geography in the US with Constantino Urcuyo and Jesús Guzmán.
  • Thursday, 9/22: Talk on Politics and Elections: Celeste Lay, Phd. Tulane University.

October
  • Thursday, 10/13: Discussion on elections and external politics: Carlos Murillo, Phd. in government and public policy.
  • Thursday, 10/27: Talk by Jenny Lincoln Fullbright from the US Embassy.

November
  • Monday, 11/10: Round table. Analysis of election results with Constantino Urcuyo, Felipe Alpízar, Nuria Marín, and Fernando Zeledón as moderator.