Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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Paulo Affonso Leme Machado: A Reforma da legislaçao florestal no Brasil

Please note that the podcast is in Portuguese.

Paulo Affonso Leme Machado nasceu em 1939 numa pequena cidade do Estado de São Paulo, que é banhada por um belo rio – o Rio Pardo. Escreveu seu primeiro trabalho jurídico ambiental em 1973, logo depois da Declaração de Estocolmo/1972. Nessa época, ele exercia a função de Promotor de Justiça de Piracicaba, integrando o Ministério Público do Estado. Conseguiu autorização para ir fazer o Mestrado em Direito Ambiental na Universidade de Estrasburgo/França, lá ficando em 1977/1978, obtendo título de Mestre. Voltando para o Brasil, na Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba, onde até hoje ele ensina. Em 1979, organizou o I Curso Internacional de Direito Ambiental Comparado, no Brasil. Nessa ocasião, em Piracicaba/Brasil fundou-se a Sociedade Brasileira de Direito Ambiental, que teve muita influencia na criação da legislação ambiental brasileira.

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K-14 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Havana, Cuba | June 17 – July 1, 2017

The Application Deadline has Passed
$3,500.00 for 15 days

This two-week program through the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Cuban and Caribbean Studies, and in collaboration with Primary Source provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and country that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.

Tulane’s summer program is locally sponsored and supported by the National Union of Writers and Artists. Participants will stay within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and several cultural venues. In addition to field trips in Havana, there will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, the Che Guevara monument in Santa Clara, Playa Girón, and Viñales.

For more information and for the institute application, please visit the institute webpage.

Summer Reading at the Pebbles Center Algiers

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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 of the New Orleans Public Library for bilingual story time.

Our summer story hour will take place in June, July, and August on the second Tuesday of every month at 10:30 AM. 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, and Mango, Abuela, and Me. Readings are free and open to the public. Recommended ages 0 – 5 and parents!

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June 13
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July 11
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August 8
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