Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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Edésio Fernandes: Informal Urban Land Development

This is the podcast for a lecture by Edésio Fernandes, one of the leading scholars of urban informality, that took place on February 25th at 5:00pm in the Greenleaf Conference Room. Urban development rates have escalated globally, especially in developing countries. However, internationally, a growing number of people only have access to urban land and housing through informal processes that bypass the land, urban planning, environmental and building regulations in force. This talk will address the phenomenon of growing urban land informality, discussing its meanings, causes and implications, as well as the main attempts that have been made to confront the phenomenon.

Edésio Fernandes is a Brazilian lawyer and city planner based in London, where he is a member of DPU Associates. He is also on the teaching Faculty of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and he coordinates IRGLUS (International Research Group on Law and Urban Space), a partner of United Nations/HABITAT. His research and teaching interests include urban and environmental law, planning and policy; local government and city management; and constitutional law and human rights in developing countries. For the last two decades, he has focused on the field of urban land regularization in Latin America and other regions.

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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!

CANCELLED: 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!

2019 17th Annual Tulane University Student Conference on Latin America (TUSCLA)

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The Stone Center’s annual TUSCLA conference is an interdisciplinary student symposium in which seniors from the Latin American Studies undergraduate core seminar, first-year graduate students in the graduate Latin American Studies core seminar and undergraduates in Newcomb-Tulane College conducting original research on Latin America present their individual research projects. TUSCLA was formally launched as TUCLA in Fall of 2003 as a means to provide Latin American Studies undergraduates with an opportunity to present papers in the style and atmosphere of an academic conference. In 2006 it was transformed into a public, all-day event with faculty discussants and in 2017 expanded into the current TUSCLA conference, to include graduate students and the wider undergraduate community. The conference is designed to enlist all Tulane undergraduates, graduate students and faculty interested in the region in a shared discussion of the region, its society and its cultures.

Please join us for the 17th annual conference. This event is free and open to the public. TUSCLA is sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

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"Day of the Dead in Mexico" photography exhibition presented by the Mexican Cultural Institute

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The Mexican Cultural Institute and the Consulate of Mexico in New Orleans are pleased to invite the New Orleans community to their photography exhibition entitled “Day of the Dead in Mexico,” on view from October 30th to December 3rd, 2019. The opening reception takes place on Wednesday, October 30th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Mexican Cultural Institute.