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Power Paola engages young New Orleans writers with the art of the graphic novel

November 18th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, graduate student and Publicity Assistant Earlier this month, Colombian writer, visual artist, and filmmaker Power Paola participated in the Stone Center’s…  read more

Dr. Carol Wise Presentation Summary

November 14th, 2019

For the third presentation of the 2019 Fall Speaker Series, CIPR welcomed Dr. Carol Wise, an Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of…  read more

Protestas en Chile

November 11th, 2019

El “milagro chileno” choca con la realidad El coste de la vida, los sueldos, las pensiones y los sistemas de salud y educación se imponen…  read more

Louisiana educators gain S.T.E.A.M. tools for connecting their classrooms with Central America

November 5th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant On Saturday, October 26, the Stone Center collaborated with the Audubon Nature Institute to…  read more

Celebrating Haitian culture and history at the Louisiana Book Festival

November 5th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant Each year, the Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana…  read more

Professor Laila Hass and fellow law practitioners declare: "Let immigration judges speak"

November 1st, 2019

Laila L. Hlass, professor and Director of Experiential Learning at Tulane Law School, has co-authored a Slate article entitled, Let Immigration Judges Speak. This opinion…  read more

CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellowship Job Openings

October 30th, 2019

Description The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) invites applications for five (5) research fellowships for the Academic Year of 2020-2021, some with program…  read more

Nora Lustig: '€œEl mercado no va a crear por sí solo sociedades más equitativas'€

October 30th, 2019

Nora Lustig: ‘€œEl mercado no va a crear por sí solo sociedades más equitativas‘€ Profesora de la Universidad de Tulane (EE UU), Nora Lustig es…  read more

Hortensia Calvo introduces WWNO listeners to Mayan publishing cooperative Taller Lenateros

October 29th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant Hortensia Calvo, Director of the Latin American Library, has been featured on two recent…  read more

The 2019 Stone Center Graduate Student Summer Field Research Symposium

October 28th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant Each year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies invites Tulane University graduate students…  read more

Dr. Marcello Canuto, Dr. Francisco Estrada-Belli, and team uncover new Mayan ruins in Guatemala

October 18th, 2019

The Express has published an article highlighting the work of Marcello Canuto, a Stone Center Core Faculty member and Director of the Middle American Research…  read more

New Orleans Community Explores Topics of Migration and Mesoamerican Art with Author Duncan Tonatiuh

October 17th, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant From October 10th to 13th, the Latin American Resource Center hosted a visit from…  read more

Summary of Dr. Sierra's lecture "Partners at Home and Abroad: How Brazil Globalized State Capitalism"

October 16th, 2019

A riveting presentation by Dr. Jazmin Sierra kicked off the speaker series Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America hosted by CIPR and The…  read more

Cuba and the Dominican Republic on Screen at the New Orleans Film Festival

October 10th, 2019

The New Orleans Film Society is presenting its 30th annual New Orleans Film Festival from October 16th through October 23rd in venues across the city.…  read more

2019 Américas Award Ceremony & Workshop Recap

October 3rd, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant On September 27th, the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs held the 2019 Américas…  read more

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Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.

Pan-American Life in New Orleans: Exhibition Opening and Reception

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Pan-American Life Insurance Group and The Latin American Library at Tulane University cordially invite you to an exhibit opening and reception to unveil the Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG) Collection. The PALIG Collection, generously donated to The Latin American Library, documents the company’s 109 years connecting New Orleans with Latin America. The exhibit will feature photographs, manuscripts, and other materials from the PALIG archives as well as other holdings from the LAL that shed light on the long history of commercial and cultural ties between New Orleans and Latin America.

See the LAL Facebook page for more details and updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/454592075187553/

Bate papo!: Portuguese Conversation Hour

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A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome!

The theme for this semester will be Passion Fruit. So bring your sweet tooth to try this week’s homemade delicacy: Bala de maracujá.

Latin American Writers Series Fall 2019 Book Display

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The Latin American Library has put together a display of books written by authors participating in the Fall 2019 Latin American Writers Series: Luis Negrón, Power Paola, Alberto Barrera Tyszka, and Gabriela Weiner. All books on display are available for check out. When you visit, be sure to grab a free bookmark commemorating the series!

Café con Alberto Barrera

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The Stone Center invites you to Café con Alberto Barrera. This intimate meet and greet will be an opportunity to connect with Barrera, an influential writer and thinker from Venezuela. In addition to his creative work as a poet and novelist, he has co-authored, with journalist Cristina Marcano, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal, the first biography written on this controversial figure. He has also penned Alta Traición and Un país a la semana, two texts that chronicle the tumultuous political landscape in the Venezuela of recent years. Barrera will be answering questions about his non-fiction work during this casual conversation with faculty and students.

Lunch with LAGO featuring a conversation with three recent PhD graduates

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Join the Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) on Friday, 11/22 at 12pm for the latest installment of their bi-weekly lunch series. Three recent PhD graduates will be discussing their professional/academic trajectories:

Stefanie Israel de Souza, CIPR Post-doctoral Fellow (https://stonecenter.tulane.edu/articles/detail/2931/Stefanie-Israel-de-Souza)

Hannah Palmer, Program Manager for Academic Programs at the Stone Center (https://stonecenter.tulane.edu/articles/detail/2922/Hannah-Palmer)

Rachel Stein, Research and Instruction Librarian at the Latin American Library (https://stonecenter.tulane.edu/articles/detail/2760/Rachel-Stein-)

The Labyrinth will be serving mini paninis, savory spreads and dips, desserts (including tres leches cake) and fresh juices. Please come hungry!