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2017 Stone Center Summer Photo Contest WINNERS

November 17th, 2017

Announcing the winners of the 2017 Stone Center Summer Photo Contest: Overall first prize winner: Musicians (Cuba) by Maria Yanoshak, participant on the K-12 Summer…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Students aid in Caribbean Hurricane Recovery

November 14th, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website titled Students aid in hurricane recovery on November 13, 2017. Story by Samantha Gaynor…  read more

LARC Releases Primary Source Curriculum on Race, Power, and Afro-Cuban Identity

November 14th, 2017

The Latin American Resource Center is proud to announce the release of a new high school curriculum titled Race, Power, and Identity in Cuba: Past…  read more

Celebrating Day of the Dead in Schools across New Orleans

November 7th, 2017

On Thursday, November 2, Denise Woltering and Rachel Witt of the Latin American Resource Center at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies visited two…  read more

Emerging Scholars event at Haitian Studies Association

November 2nd, 2017

The Emerging Scholars event at the 29th Annual Haitian Studies Association was held in the Greenleaf Room at the Stone Center on Thursday, Nov 2.…  read more

Professor Daniel Jean-Louis Speaks on Entrepreneurship in Haiti

November 1st, 2017

On Monday, October 30th, Professor Daniel Jean-Louis gave a talk entitled From Aid to Trade and Entrepreneurship: the Case of Haiti at the Tulane Law…  read more

International Education Week Friday Fest

October 27th, 2017

This past Friday, October 20th, Portuguese professors and students, joined the rest of the Tulane community in gathering at the International Education Week Friday Fest,…  read more

Indigenous Peoples & Extractive Projects with Dr. Eisenstadt

October 24th, 2017

On Monday, October 23, CIPR hosted Dr. Todd Eisenstadt (American University). Dr. Eisenstadt’s current research focuses on conflict over the extraction of natural resources in…  read more

Protecting the Poor paper by Dr. Lustig and Dr. Birdsall

October 24th, 2017

The IMF on Protecting the Poor during Fiscal “Consolidations”: Better Late Than Never by Nancy Birdsall and Nora Lustig Inequality and inclusive growth were high…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Tulane alumni provide primary care in Haiti

October 23rd, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website titled Tulane alumni provide primary care in Haiti on October 20, 2017. Story by…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Conference on Mesoamerica Draws Scholars to Tulane

October 19th, 2017

This story originally appeared on the Tulane New Wave News website titled Conference on Mesoamerica draws scholars to Tulane on October 18, 2017. Story by…  read more

New Exhibit at Tulane's Latin American Library Explores the Historical Relationship Between New Orleans, the Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean

October 19th, 2017

The Latin American Library has announced a new exhibit titled Charting the Gulf: Tri-Centennial Connections. The exhibit is a tribute to the historical relationship between…  read more

Tulane Sociologist David Smilde Weighs in on Recent Gubernatorial Elections in Venezuela

October 18th, 2017

Dr. David Smilde, the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and Senior Associate Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and…  read more

Noah Bullock on Human Rights

October 17th, 2017

On October 16, 2017, CIPR hosted Noah Bullock for a roundtable discussion on human rights, migration, and violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Mr.…  read more

Shelter from the Storm: Tulane Offers Tuition-Free Guest Semester for Students Impacted by Hurricane Maria

October 16th, 2017

The original story was published by Jeff Schiffman, Director of Admission, on the Tulane University Admissions Blog, on October 13, 2017. A few weeks ago…  read more

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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.

Bate Papo! Practice your Portuguese and enjoy some Brazilian treats: canjica

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Bate Papo! We’re getting close! Celebrate this last bate-papo of the semester with some steaming canjica to warm your heart and get you through the last few days of classes.

This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Megwen at mloveles@tulane.edu.

La Hora del Cuento: Pebbles Center Bilingual Fall Reading Series

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Celebrate and learn about Latin America with your kids through the Stone Center’s Pebble Center at the Algiers Regional branch and New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

All books are read in English and Spanish and readings are followed by an activity based on the book. Past books include Counting Ovejas, Drum Dream Girl, Mango, Abuela, and Me, and Arroz con Leche. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

Story Hour Dates/Themes TBA

Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans Presents: SIN TITULO

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The Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans and the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery invite you to the following events of the groundbreaking Contemporary Mexican Art exhibition: SIN TITULO. This exhibit is curated by Dan Cameron, and combines the work of contemporary Mexican artists who have come together to explore the ties between New Orleans and Mexico. The exhibit will be presented at two locations:

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery
400A Julia Street

Art Gallery of the Consulate of Mexico
901 Convention Center Boulevard #119

For more information, please contact, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery at 504.522.5471 or info@jonathanferraragallery.com.

Forum on Education Abroad Workshop: Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management

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Forum on Education Abroad Workshop: Health, Safety, Security, and Risk Management
In conjunction with the AAPLAC Conference, Hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies

The Standards of Good Practice workshop, with a focus on Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management (Standard 8) can provide you with the tools you need to do just that. After examining the data available (including The Forum’s Critical Incident Database), workshop participants will consider how this specific Standard works in conjunction with the other Standards to guide programs in developing a solid risk management plan. Participants will practice applying three different approaches to risk management as they discuss actual case studies from the field. This qualifies as a Forum Certification Workshop.

Registration Deadline: February 2, 2018
For registration and more info click here.

Maya Symposium Teacher Workshop

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the Middle American Research Institute, will present a teacher workshop in conjunction with the 15th Annual Tulane Maya Symposium on March 9, 2018. The workshop will focus on a basic introduction to the archaeology and culture of the Maya for the K-12 classroom.

This year’s Maya Symposium is titled The Blood Pooled, the Heads Piled Up: How the Maya Waged War. Since 2002, the Middle American Research Institute of Tulane University has hosted a weekend of talks and workshops dedicated to the study of the Maya civilization of Mexico and Central America. This yearly meeting has called upon scholars from a wide spectrum of specialties—archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics—to elucidate the many facets of this fascinating Mesoamerican culture. In developing a broad approach to the subject matter, the conference aims to draw the interest of a wide ranging group of people—from the expert to the beginner. This year, the

Registration for K – 12 educators is now open.

For more information, visit the Tulane Maya Symposium homepage.