Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Area Studies & Outreach in Social Studies

November 10th, 2015 - November 11th, 2015

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Tulane University

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Area Studies & Outreach in the Social Studies Classroom
November 10-11, 2015

A working meeting sponsored by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, The University of Maine Canadian-American Center, The University of Texas at Austin Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for South Asia, and the Boston University Africa Studies Center. This meeting will highlight important themes of outreach across area studies while producing valuable insight into best strategies for engaging with the K-12 Social Studies community. The meeting will explore best practices and strategies for assessment, resource access, and travel and collaboration.

The meeting will take place at Tulane University’s uptown campus before the annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference in New Orleans, LA November 13-15, 2015. Participants are encouraged to attend the working meeting and stay for the conference afterwards. If you plan to attend NCSS, you must register directly on their website here.

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Tulane University, Lavin-Bernick Center, Room 203

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

9:00 am – 9:45
Introduction
Tom Reese, Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Valerie McGinley, Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Denise Woltering Vargas, Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies

Strategic Partnerships

9:45 – 10:30
From an Initiative to a Partnership – Internationalizing K-14 Curricula
Elizabeth Saenz-Ackerman, Stanford University, Center for Latin American Studies
Molly Aufdermauer, Stanford University, Center for Latin American Studies

10:30 – 11:15
Forum on International Education and Leadership Development
Kathy Ayers, University of Pittsburgh, European Studies Center
Veronica Dristas, University of Pittsburgh, Global Studies Center

11:15 – 11:30
Break

11:30 – 12:15
Reading Across Cultures: Selecting the Best from Africa, the Middle East & Latin America
Denise Woltering Vargas, Tulane University, Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Barbara Brown, Boston University, African Studies Center
Chris Rose, University of Texas at Austin, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

12:15 – 12:30
Discussions

12:30 – 1:45
Lunch

Telling the Story

1:45 – 2:30
Telling the Story Using External Grants that Extend Title VI Outreach to K-16 Communities
Betsy Arntzen, University of Maine, Canada/America Center
Amy Sotherden, SUNY Plattsburg, Center for the Study of Canada
Tina Storer, Western Washington University, Center for Canadian American Studies

2:30 – 3:15
High School to College to Career: Considering Area Studies & Language as Your Major
Sarah Ripp, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies
Nancy Heingartner, UW -Madison, Center for Russia, Eastern Europe, & Central Asia

3:15 – 3:30
Break

3:30 – 4:15
Bridging Invisible Gaps by “Telling Stories” Teaching Cuba in Miami in the Secondary Social Studies Classroom
Liesl Picard, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University
Koree Hood, Palmer Trinity School
Gayle Lasater Pagnoni and Aldo Regalado, Palmer Trinity School
Laura Massa, Palmer Trinity School

4:15 – 4:30
Responding to Breaking News for K-12 Educational Outreach
Barbara Brown, Boston University, African Studies Center

4:30 – 4:45
Discussions

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Evaluation and Assessment

9:00 am – 9:15
Evaluating the Impact of Title VI Programs at The University of Minnesota with Ripple Effect Mapping
Deborah Jane, University of Minnesota, European Studies Consortium

9:15 – 10:00
Innovative Strategies for Infusing Evaluation into K-16 Global Outreach Programs
Alexandra Holmgren, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Center for European Studies
Emma Harver, Duke-University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Consortium for Middle East Studies
Elizabeth Bucrek, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Center for Global Initiatives

10:00 – 10:15
Discussions

10:15 – 10:30
Break

Innovative Resource Design and Access

10:30 – 10:45
Transatlantic Educators Dialogue
Sebnem Ayse Ozkan, University of Illinois, European Union Center
Jeremie Smith, University of Illinois, Center for Global Studies

10:45 – 11:30
Innovative Uses of Technology for K12 Outreach
Karen Goldman, University of Pittsburgh, Center for Latin American Studies
Diana Shemenski, University of Pittsburgh Center for Latin American Studies

11:30 – 11:45
Break

11:45 – 12:00
Twitter Applications for Outreach Specialists: A Practical Overview
Jamie Lee Marks, Vanderbilt University, Center for Latin American Studies

12:00 – 12:15
Digital Delivery of K-12 Professional Development by the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
Roberta Martin, Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Travel & Outreach

12:15 – 12:30
The Bridging Cultures Initiative
Jeremie Smith, University of Illinois, Center for Global Studies

12:30 – 1:00
Discussion

1:00 PM
CLOSING LUNCH

This meeting is funded through a Title VI U.S. Department of Education grant and Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Sponsors also include the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs, The University of Maine Canadian-American Center, The University of Texas at Austin Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for South Asia, and the Boston University Africa Studies Center.

For more information, please contact Denise Woltering Vargas at 504-862-3143 or dwolteri@tulane.edu

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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.

29th Annual AAPLAC Conference

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The Association for Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean (AAPLAC) will hold its 29th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 21-24, 2018, hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University.

AAPLAC is an organization that facilitates and supports study abroad programming among Latin American, Caribbean and US institutions of higher learning and organizations dedicated to the promotion of cross-cultural, academic-based experiences.

This year’s theme, “Study Abroad: Meeting the Challenges of Cultural Engagement,” will include a variety of paper topics:

  • New Orleans after Katrina: The impact of the growing Hispanic population which came to help with rebuilding and has since stayed on
  • Interdisciplinary Institutional Content Assessment: How to best track what students are doing overseas and the benefits for our campuses
  • Global Partnerships through Peer Collaboration: How we can better work with institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Research Collaborations – U.S.-Latin America: Faculty led/student participation in on-site studies
  • Anglo-Hispanic Challenges: Cross-cultural understanding through experiential learning and study abroad
  • Strategic Partnerships: How we can enhance protocols between our schools in the US and those in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Strengthening AAPLAC Relationships through Inter-Organization Mentoring: How we can enhance protocols amongst our schools in the US
  • Latina Empowerment: More women on study abroad programs: How we can take advantage of this bond between women of the North and the South
  • Rethinking Mobility: How is the student’s identity compromised/enhanced abroad?
  • Community-Based Partnerships: How students can learn as they engage with local communities in working type environments
  • Crossing Borders: The eternal quest for a global space as students interact with the other
  • Global Xenophobia on the Rise of Brexit/Trump? What is our role?
  • Cuba: Future U.S. Relations – Impact on Study Abroad

Our Call for Papers has now closed, but we encourage non-presenters and presenters alike to register for the conference. Any interested faculty, staff, and students from local and international universities, institutions, and study abroad providers are welcome. Registration is now open through February 1st.

A pre-conference workshop from the Forum on Education Abroad is also open to any conference participants. We encourage registration for this “Health, Safety, Security, & Risk Management (Standard 8)” workshop by February 2nd. Click here for registration and more information.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1@tulane.edu.

Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference

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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.

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

Lecture: Congresses of Black Culture of the Americas (1977, 1980, 1982)

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Please join us for a work-in-progress talk titled “Congresos de la Cultura Negra de las Américas (1977, 1980, 1982): Contradicciones y resignificaciones en el campo conceptual de las negritudes y su impacto en la creación y la crítica literaria y artística,” by Silvia Valero, 2017-2018 Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow at the Latin American Library. The talk will be in Spanish and all will be invited for refreshments afterwards. Abstracts for the lecture in both Spanish and English below.

Congresos de la Cultura Negra de las Américas (1977, 1980, 1982): contradicciones y resignificaciones en el campo conceptual de las negritudes y su impacto en la creación y la crítica literaria y artística

Los Congresos de la Cultura Negra de las Américas, realizados en 1977 (Colombia), 1980 (Panamá) y 1982 (Brasil), fueron los primeros grandes intentos internacionales en América Latina por reunir académicos, intelectuales y escritores de diferentes lugares del mundo, con el objetivo de reflexionar y debatir acerca del aporte realizado por los pueblos de ascendencia africana a la historia y la cultura. Considerando que los organizadores fueron todos hombres de letras negros, me pregunto si, en el período de influencia de los Congresos, es posible establecer una retórica hegemónica en las letras en torno a conceptos claves como negritud, estéticas negras, afrodiáspora y panafricanismos similar a lo que ocurrió en los últimos 20 años con el movimiento afrodescendiente en América Latina.

Congresses of Black Culture of the Americas (1977, 1980, 1982): Contradictions and Resignifications in the Conceptual Field of Blackness and Its Impact on Creation and Literary and Artistic Criticism

The Congresses of Black Culture of the Americas, held in 1977 (Colombia), 1980 (Panama) and 1982 (Brazil), were the first major international attempts in Latin America to bring together academics, intellectuals and writers from different parts of the world, with the objective of reflecting and debating about the contribution made by people of African descent to history and culture. Considering that the organizers were all Black men of letters, I aim to explore if, in the period of influence of the Congresses, a hegemonic rhetoric was developed around key concepts such as Negritude, Black aesthetics, Pan-Africanisms, and Afro-Diaspora, similar to what occurred in the last 20 years with the Afro-descendant movement in Latin America.

Professor Fridman to present research from his recently published book, Freedom from Work

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Daniel Fridman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at University of Texas, Austin. Professor Fridman will present research from his recently published Freedom from Work: Embracing Financial Self-Help in the United States and Argentina (Stanford University Press, 2016). Freedom from Work analyzes how people in the US and Argentina are taught to think about themselves as economic actors today. The author follows groups of fans of financial success best-sellers and associated practices, like seminars, and even a board game. Fridman uses ethnographic methods and in-depth interviews to unpack the core ideas and practices of financial self-help, which exhorts readers to endure a tough self-exploration and self-transformation in order to achieve “financial freedom.”

This talk is in partnership with the Tulane Altman Program. For more information please contact Professor Camilo Leslie at cleslie1@tulane.edu

Exploring Foods of the Columbian Exchange: K-12 Teacher Workshop

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Join us at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum for a fresh perspective on the Columbian Exchange. This workshop will engage educators with hands-on activities to provide a Louisiana perspective on the foods of this exchange. Learn from cultural historians and food experts about the impact the Columbian Exchange had on Louisiana. Participants will gain a unique experience of teaching about this topic through food with an engaging activity coordinated by faculty from Tulane University’s Teacher Certification Program.

The workshop is $10 and includes lunch, curricula, and a certificate of completion. The registration link will be available soon.

Registration is now open!

Sponsored by Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.