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Candelaria Garay Spoke on Social Policy Expansion in Latin America

November 23rd, 2016

This month we had the privilege of receiving Candelaria Garay at Tulane for a talk entitled “Social Policy Expansion in Latin America” based on her…  read more

Ambassador Shannon visits CIPR, Tulane

November 18th, 2016

On November 14, the state Department’s Undersecretary for Pol. Affairs, Ambassador Thomas Shannon, visited CIPR and held a discussion with Tulane faculty about inter-American affairs.…  read more

Dr. Gill publishes in Current Sociology

November 17th, 2016

CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Tim Gill has published Sociological Theory and U.S. Foreign Policy in the 21st Century In this article, he discusses how several…  read more

Discovering Panamá at the Library!

November 15th, 2016

The Latin American Resource Center and the Center for Global Education hosted a series of events about Panamá at the Pebbles Center. These events, held…  read more

CIPR Now Hiring Post-Doctoral Fellows for 2017-2018

November 15th, 2016

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) invites applications for four research fellowships for the Academic Year of 2017-2018, two with program administration duties…  read more

From the New Wave: 'Black Rio' influenced Brazilian culture in '60s and '70s

November 9th, 2016

By Hannah Dean newwave@tulane.edu In his Thursday (Nov. 3) lecture on the “Black Rio” soul music movement, Tulane associate professor Christopher Dunn of the School…  read more

Op-ed on Venezuela by David Smilde published in New York Times

October 31st, 2016

Tulane’s David Smilde’s opinion piece, Chavismo Full Circle was published in the New York Times today. In it he blames Venezuela’s current socio-economic and political…  read more

Search Announcement: The Scott and Marjorie Cowen Endowed Chair in Latin American Social Sciences in the Department of Economics

October 31st, 2016

The Economics Department and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies announce the search for the Scott and Marjorie Cowen Endowed Chair in Latin American…  read more

2017 AAPLAC Call for Papers: "Understanding Coexistence"

October 25th, 2016

Call for Papers 28th Annual AAPLAC Conference Understanding Coexistence February 15-18, 2017 Xalapa, Mexico The Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean…  read more

Latin American Library showcases new acquisitions

October 18th, 2016

From the New Wave, story by Hannah Dean. “Of the hundreds of new acquisitions at the Latin American Library (LAL) in 2016, Curator of Special…  read more

Jesús Ruiz published on the New York Public Library website

October 7th, 2016

From nypl.org Jesús Ruiz, Ph.D Candidate at Tulane University and Short-Term Research Fellow at the Schomburg Center, writes about his first ever visit to the…  read more

From the SLA newsletter: Spanish Colonists and Native Americans in Western North Carolina

October 7th, 2016

By Chris Rodning from the School of Liberal Arts Newsletter After marching with his men from the Spanish colony of Santa Elena, in coastal South…  read more

From the SLA newsletter: Urbanism in Highland Peru

October 7th, 2016

By Jason Nesbitt from the School of Liberal Arts Newsletter My current research focuses on the development of urbanism in highland Peru during the late…  read more

Documentary "Tempo of Tomorrow Revisited" showing at the New Orleans Film Festival

October 5th, 2016

Tulane’s Annie Gibson, Administrative Assistant Professor of the Center for Global Education, will show her film Tempo of Tomorrow Revisited at the New Orleans Film…  read more

Dr. Arachu Castro named President-Elect of the Society for Medical Anthropology of the AAA

October 3rd, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Arachu Castro, a faculty fellow at CIPR, who has been named President-Elect of the Society for Medical Anthropology of the American Anthropological…  read more

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Film Screening: El Súper with filmmaker Iván Acosta

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The 1979 film version of Cuban filmmaker Ivan Acosta’s award-winning play El Súper, which gained critical and international success for its depiction of exiled Cubans in New York City, will be screened. Mr. Acosta will be in attendance and a discussion in English will follow. Iván Acosta is a playwright, filmmaker, and creative director originally from Santiago de Cuba, now in New York City. His creative endeavors include documentaries, plays, films, and books, and he’s served as writer, director, and producer, among other roles.

A small reception will follow the screening. Seating may be limited. Admission is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/1979/04/29/archives/the-screen-el-super-a-cubanamerican-tale-the-cast.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Equity speaker series to host panel on navigating immigrant relations in the current political climate

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The Center for Academic Equity at Tulane University is proud to present Border Li(n)es: Excluding, Extracting, and Expelling Immigrants in the Southern U.S. on September 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM as part of the Equity Speaker Series.

Following a summer of turbulent immigration relations in the United States, the Fall 2018 Equity Speaker Panel will focus on immigration on our Southern border and will feature specialists whose experiences vary from grassroots to professorial work. Panelists will include Josiah Heyman, Director of the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Ronald Martinez, New Orleans immigrant activist and spokesperson for the Congress of Day Laborers, Hiroko Kusuda, Clinical Professor and Director of Immigration Law at the Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola, and Laila Hlass, Clinical Professor of Law at Tulane Law School and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

These four distinguished speakers will share the stage of Freeman Auditorium to discuss the drastic variation in immigrant relations across the national, regional, and local spaces and ways that members of American society may become engaged in or change the now toxic and polarized political climate. This inaugural discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.

See also Tulane New Wave for more information and a description of the event.




Cover photo from CNN story What the US-Mexico border looks like before Trump’s wall.

Mexican Cultural Institute's new exhibition features Hispanic women artists' empowerment and identity

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The Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans in collaboration with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the opening of the groundbreaking exhibition Hispanic Women Making Art: Creative Empowerment and Identity. The exhibition will feature artists Verónica Bapé, Belinda Flores-Shinshillas, Ana Hernandez, Josephine Sacabo, Laura Velez and Luba Zygarewicz and is curated by Marcela Correa, MFA.

The opening reception will be held on September 26 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The exhibition will be open beginning September 26 and continue through November 24, 2018. For more information, please visit the Mexican Cultural Institute website.

Cover photo is a work by Verónica Bapé from the series ABUNDANTE COSA 1 MES 1 ARTISTA.

In 2018 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico established the Mexican Cultural Institute in New Orleans. The primary objective of the Mexican Cultural Institute is to promote the image of Mexico by supporting cultural expressions in its broadest and fullest sense, including multidisciplinary forms like visual arts, music, performing arts, film, literature and gastronomy. The mission of the Cultural Institutes is to be protagonists of the cultural scene in their different host cities.


Iván Acosta book presentation: With A Cuban Song in the Heart / Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón

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Iván Acosta will present his memoir, With a Cuban Song in the Heart/ Con Una Canción Cubana en el Corazón, published by Un-Gyve Press, 2017. At this event, Mr. Acosta will incorporate his favorite Cuban songs in a musical and historical journey. His book features artwork from 280 album covers in his private collection and weaves a rich narrative combining real life experiences from his childhood in Santiago, Cuba along with tidbits of local lore and historical references. His favorite songs will be performed by local performers during the presentation.
This fascinating presentation, starting at 6:00PM, will be held at Tulane University in the Freeman Auditorium of the Newcomb Art Building (in Newcomb Circle) New Orleans, LA, 70118. A book signing and reception will follow on Woodward Way, right outside the Freeman Auditorium and in the Newcomb Art Museum. The book will be available for purchase for $60.00.

This event is free and open to the public. For questions email ccsi@tulane.edu.

For further reading visit: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/08/16/nyregion/public-lives-cuba-on-his-mind-the-dual-life-of-an-artist-exile.html


Collaborators of these events with the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute include Beatriz Ball, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana, the Newcomb Art Museum, Park View Historic Hotel, and St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

K-12 Educator Workshop Celebrating 25 Years of the Américas Award with 2018 winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh

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This year marks the 25th year that the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs and CLASP will honor the work of the many authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and readers of the award with 2018 award winners Ibi Zoboi and Duncan Tonatiuh.

Zoboi’s book, American Street is a complex and multi-layered story anchored around relationships and questions of loyalty. She will share her experiences writing this book and provide context for teaching this book in a high school classroom.

The second 2018 award winner by Duncan Tonatiuh, Danza is a magnificent celebration of Amalia Hernández, the dancer and choreographer who founded the famed Mexican dance company, el Ballet Folklórico de México. Tonatiuh will share with educators his unique illustrative style and engage participants in an exploration of Amalia Hernández and her impact in the world of dance. This picture book is the perfect book for every library.

The workshop will explore this year’s winners, providing guidance and resources that span the 25 years of the award. This special 25th anniversary workshop will focus on diversity and the role of community.

Co-sponsored by the national Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP), Howard University, and Teaching for Change. Organized by the Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

Celebración Latina at the Audubon Zoo

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us at the Audubon Zoo for the 2018 Celebración Latina family festival to explore and celebrate the rich diversity of Latin America. Celebración Latina, presented by Pan-American Life Insurance Group, will be held at the Zoo’s Capital One Stage and Field. It 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 crafts, and local social service, health, and education organizations will offer wellness, education, and social service information.

Celebración Latina is included with Zoo admission or Audubon membership. No outside food, beverages, or tents allowed. Portable chairs and blankets are welcomed.

Don’t forget to check out photos from past celebrations!

For more information, please visit the Audubon Zoo website.

Celebración Latina is sponsored in part by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and Ron Austin & Associates.