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No es Fácil: A phrase learned by K-12 Educators this Summer while in Cuba

July 8th, 2015

Ten K-12 educators travelled to Cuba to learn and develop classroom lesson plans to enhance current teaching in U.S schools about a country clouded in…  read more

Nora Lustig will serve on the Worlds Bank's Commission on Global Poverty

June 23rd, 2015

Nora Lustig, the Stone Chair in Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQI) at Tulane University, will serve on The…  read more

Sonia Nazario to Speak in New Orleans in November

June 23rd, 2015

The Latin American Resource Center is pleased to highlight the upcoming appearance of award winning author Sonia Nazario at the National Council for Social Studies…  read more

K-12 Educators Learn about Afro-Brazilian Identity and Teaching about Brazil

June 19th, 2015

From June 14-18, 2015, the Latin American Resource Center at Tulane University hosted a summer teacher institute for K-12 teachers entitled Somos Nos: Teaching Afro-Brazilian…  read more

Pebbles Center Capoeira Demo featured in the Times Picayune

June 17th, 2015

Photographs from the Pebbles Center Westbank’s Capoeira demonstration and book reading on June 16th were featured in the Times Picayune online edition. The demonstration and…  read more

Steve Ellner, CIPR Visiting Researcher

June 10th, 2015

Steve Ellner has been a Full Professor at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela since 1978 and has been a visiting professor at the Universidad…  read more

Congratulations to Latin American Studies Graduating Seniors

May 20th, 2015

The annual Stone Center reception honoring graduating seniors in Latin American Studies was held Friday, May 15 at the home of Carol McMichael Reese (Professor…  read more

Stone Center Awards Ceremony Held May 1, 2015

May 14th, 2015

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies held its annual Awards Ceremony in the Greenleaf Conference Room on Thursday, May 1, 2015 at 5 pm.…  read more

David Smilde publishes two articles on Venezuela

May 14th, 2015

In February 2015, David Smilde, Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Social Relations at Tulane University published an article entitled “The End of…  read more

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

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Upcoming Events

Finding Diverse Voices through the Américas Award

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This K-12 educator workshop will focus on the diversity of literature recognized as part of the Américas Book Award. The workshop will feature the work of Alma Flor Ada who will discuss the use of her books for teaching about Cuba, as well as presentations by the 2016 Américas Award winners.

A $25 registration fee includes dinner and a book.

Schedule Coming Soon!

The workshop is sponsored by the Consortium for Latin American Studies Programs and Teaching for Change. The award is coordinated by Vanderbilt University Center for Latin American Studies and Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Generous support is also provided by Florida International University, Stanford University, University of Florida, University of New Mexico, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Utah.

Stay in touch with the Americas Award on facebook or join the conversation at #AmericasAward16.

Day of the Dead Teacher Workshop at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

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In collaboration with the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Stone Center presents the annual K-12 teacher workshop exploring the cultural and artistic elements of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. All participants will receive light refreshments, 2 free tickets to Ogden After Hours, teaching materials and CEUs. The workshop will focus on the Ogden Museum’s altar exhibition, celebrating the life of a New Orleans artist on view from Oct. 4 – Nov. 8.

Check out the event website for resources and other information about teaching Day of the Dead.

Celebración Latina 2016

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Join us for our annual family festival as we celebrate 12 years of the festival! Please join us at the zoo to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field will offer a true taste of the Latin American culture with live music, children’s activities and authentic Latin cuisine prepared and sold by local restaurants. Local artisans will sell hand made crafts, and local social service, health and education organizations will offer wellness, education and social service information.

Check out these pictures of past celebrations!

Celebración Latina is presented by the Audubon Zoo and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. Contributing sponsors include Pan-American Life Insurance Group, Marathon Petroleum Co., and Jefferson Financial Credit Union.

Celebración Latina is free with Zoo admission. No outside food or beverages please!

For more information please visit the Audubon website.

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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.