Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Stone Center Celebrates Day of the Dead with LPO, Mexican Consulate

November 3rd, 2014

The Stone Center wrapped up the 2014 celebrations of Day of the Dead with a concert at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra…  read more

Eduardo Silva joins scientific board of the Center for Conflict and Cohesion Studies

October 31st, 2014

Eduardo Silva, Friezo Family Foundation Chair in Political Science, and CIPR Senior Research Fellow, was invited to join the scientific board of the Center for…  read more

Bertucci and Lowenthal Publish on Scholars, Policymakers, and International Affairs

October 29th, 2014

Scholars, Policymakers, and International Affairs shows how to build mutually beneficial connections between the worlds of ideas and action, analysis and policy. Drawing on contributions…  read more

Stone Center Graduate Student Quoted on NPR

October 23rd, 2014

Sarah Fouts, a Ph.D. student in Latin American Studies at the Stone Center, was interviewed in a story for NPR which aired on October 20th.…  read more

Verano/Dement Summer Research Collaboration

October 22nd, 2014

Two Stone Center grants enabled a joint research exploration in Peru this past summer. John W. Verano, a professor in the department of anthropology, was…  read more

Celebración Latina Marks 10th Anniversary at Audubon Zoo

October 15th, 2014

On Sunday October 12, 2014 the Stone Center for Latin American Studies presented the 10th Celebración Latina at the Audubon Zoo. The event celebrated Hispanic…  read more

Guantánamo Public Memory Project Featured on School of Liberal Arts Website

October 15th, 2014

Story by Mary Sparacello for the School of Liberal Arts Website “The Guantanamo Public History Memory Project, now housed at Jones Hall at Tulane University…  read more

Costa Rican president presents foreign policy objectives at event organized by CIAPA and KAS

October 15th, 2014

Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, president of Costa Rica and Tulane alumnus, presented on his foreign policy objectives on October 13 in a dialogue that included…  read more

David Smilde quoted in Toronto Star article on Latin American elections

October 6th, 2014

David Smilde, Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Social Relations in the Department of Sociology at Tulane, was quoted in a Toronto Star…  read more

Stone Center Receives US Department of Education Grants

October 2nd, 2014

The United States Department of Education notified the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University on September 29, 2014 that it was again…  read more

Wall Street Journal Publishes Stories on New Orleans Immigrant Population

September 19th, 2014

The Wall Street Journal has published two stories focusing on the New Orleans immigrant population, focusing on the recent increase of immigrants coming from Central…  read more

Global Research for Glick Fellows Highlights Latin America

September 16th, 2014

Originally appeared in the Tulane New Wave 9/16/2014 Four Tulane faculty members will be traveling to Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa to complete cutting-edge…  read more

Guantánamo Exhibit Opens at Tulane

September 15th, 2014

Story originally published by Tulane University’s “New Wave” on September 12, 2014 and can be found here. By: Barri Bronston Phone: 504-314-7444 The Guantánamo…  read more

Lustig presents at UNU-WIDER Conference in Helsinki

September 8th, 2014

Nora Lustig, Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Senior Research Fellow at CIPR, presented at the UNU-WIDER Conference in Helsinki on September…  read more

2014 Américas Award Workshop and Ceremony

September 5th, 2014

CLASP is pleased to present a series of events to celebrate the 2014 Américas Award winner, Parrots over Puerto Rico. The events feature a K-12…  read more





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Upcoming Events

Latin American Studies Pre-Professional Alumni Speaker Series

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Each year in association with LAST 4000, the capstone seminar for graduating seniors in Latin American Studies, we invite recent graduates to speak about their current employment and the path that took them there—and to give advice to students soon to hit the job market. We invite all students to attend these informal discussions.

Speakers will speak at 11:00 a.m. for 45 minutes to an hour. Out of courtesy for the speaker and the class, we ask that guests arrive on time and stay for the entire presentation. Speakers will also speak in the 9:30 session, but will begin later. If you would like to attend this section or would like additional information, contact Edie Wolfe at ewolfe@tulane.eduu

Thursday, September 17
William Faulkner (2009), Director, Flux Research, Monitoring and Evaluation; formerly i2i Institute and Plan Políticas Públicas, São Paulo, Brazil. Flux is a consultancy focused on research, monitoring and evaluation that links those spearheading social change with the social sciences approaches, methods, and services required to evaluta operations and impact. After graduating in 2009, Will completed at masters in Latin American Studies at the Stone Center and went on to work as a researcher and evaluation coordinator with a similar organization in São Paulo, Brazil.

Tuesday, October 6
Katie Gray (2013) formerly Accounts Representative, Latin America and Brazil accounts, Intralox. Intralox is the world leader of modular plastic conveyor belts located in Hammond, Louisiana. Katie worked for several years as their tri-lingual Spanish and Portuguese speaking Account Representative, providing service support to Customers in Latin and South America.

Thursday, October 8
Bianca Falcon (2013) Chief of Staff, Republíca LLC. República, LLC is a privately held national advertising, branding, promotions, digital media and public relations company headquartered in Miami, Florida. República is a minority owned and certified company that ranks among the Top 50 U.S. Hispanic Agencies

Tuesday, October 20
Allison Bakamjian, (2010) Program Services Manager, Shanti Project’s Women’s Cancer Program, San Francisco; formerly Peace Corps Education Specialist, Santa Marta, Colombia. Prior to her Peace Corps volunteership, Allison worked with AmeriCorps*VISTA as the Volunteer Supervisor working with New Orleans Outreach and local public schools.

Thursday, October 22
Christine Sweeney (2010), Cybersecurity Policy and Program Analyst, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President; formerly Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean, International Republican Institute. In her position with the IRI, Christine managed democracy and governance programs in Venezuela and Ecuador, helping to cultivate relationships with field-based and international implementing civil society partners and local political stakeholders to carry out the program objectives of promoting democratic transparency throughout the region

Tuesday, Nov. 17
Michael Murray (2010), Senior Consultant, FSG. FSG is a mission-driven consulting firm for leaders concerned with social change. Mike will discuss his work with the organization, including his research in Chile for a collaborative report on how local companies can increase competitiveness and profitability by helping to solve social problems such as poverty, education, and health.

Tuesday, Dec. 1 (To be confirmed)
Amanda Parker (2007), Project Manager & Trainer for Agriculture & Sustainable Land Use, World Wild Life Fund. Amanda works primarily in South America, specifically Paraguay managing and coordinating conservation projects in the Pantanal and Atlantic Forest Eco-Regions.

Thursday Dec. 3 (To be confirmed)
David Klauber (2008) Emergency Child Production Specialist, Save the Children. Most recently David worked as a volunteer program manager and grant-writer for the Unión de Agricultores Minifundistas, an association of organizations working on grass roots development de Guatemala in Guatemala City.. David will speak primarily about his experience with Save the Children in refugee camps on the Ethiopian-Somali border

Shango: Winter Music Festival

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Shango is a collaborative musical program featuring New Orleans’ own Bill Summers and Afro Cuban Master Dance Artist, Michelito Herrera Perez.

This event is free and open to the public. It is a collaboration between Xavier University’s African American and Diaspora Studies Program, XUTULAC and Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies. For more information please contact Dr. Sarah Clunis at or call: 504- 520-5020.

Symposium: Venezuelan Elections

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Photographic Exhibition "Precision"

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans is proud to present a photographic exhibition, “Precision,” by Mexican artists Luis Arturo Chacon. There will be an opening reception on November 12th at 6 PM. For more information, visit the Consulate webpage.

Casa Borrega's 5th Annual Latin Jazz Fest

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Casa Borrega will host its Fifth Annual Latin Jazz Fest on Friday, December 11, 2015, from 7pm to 2am at the People’s Health New Orleans Jazz Market, 1426 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, a state of the art performance venue – ideally suited for this event. Deep roots connect the Crescent City with Latin America from Jelly Roll Morton’s “Latin Tinge” to newly formed musical entities that will be performing at this festival. Many longtime local musicians have made Latin Jazz a way of life and Casa Borrega celebrates this choice and artistry at its annual event. A new addition to the Fest is a multi-national ensemble of talented dancers who will perform throughout the evening.

7pm – Muevelo Tribute : Tito Puente & Celia Cruz
8:45pm – Javier Gutierrez & VIVAZ!
10:30pm – Alexis Guevara Afro Cuban Trio
12:15am – Latin Dance Party with DJ

  • Salsa dance demonstrations throughout *

Food by Casa Borrega & cocktails at the Bolden Bar
Tickets: $20 – available at
1/2 off for students with valid ID at the door

Hope to see you there! For further information please don’t hesitate to contact Linda Stone, 504.292.3705 or Hugo Montero, 210-392-9365 or email or visit

La Hora del Cuento: Bilingual Story Time at the Pebbles Center Uptown

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Join the Pebbles Center at the Children’s Resource Center branch of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Held the second Monday of every month at 5:15 PM, we will read a book and have a craft based on the book. Past books include Dear Primo, ‘Twas Nochebueno, and Call Me Tree/Llamame Arbol.

Story Hour Books
Oct. 12
Funny Bones by Duncan Tonatiuh
Celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead with this story time!

November 9 ­
María Had a Little Llama by Angela Dominguez
Learn about Peru and the Andean highlands through the eyes of Maria and her llama!

December 14
Martín de Porres by Gary Schmidt
Learn about this important Saint and his role in helping the poor!