Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

LAGO 2016 Graduate Conference: Liberalism and its Discontents

January 28th, 2016 - January 29th, 2016

Join the Latin American Graduate Organization for their annual graduate conference happening this Thursday and Friday, January 28th-January 29th. This year’s theme is “Liberalism and its Discontents”. For a detailed schedule, please visit lago.tulane.edu/conference/schedule/

Conference Highlights:
THURSDAY COMMUNITY EVENT: 6:00-9:00 pm
Organizing and Action: Detention Centers and the Prison Industrial Complex
Ashé Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70113
Part of LAGO‘€™s annual graduate conference, ‘€œOrganizing and Action: Detention Centers and the Prison Industrial Complex‘€ is an evening of dialogue that brings together organizers, activists, educators, and artists to speak about the problem of mass incarceration as it affects different communities in New Orleans.

FRIDAY TOUR of the Latin American Library Special Collections: 2:15-3:30
RSVP required. Please email Lal@tulane.edu with your name, institution, and research interests by Thursday, Jan. 28th at 5:00pm. The Latin American Library is on the 4th floor of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library.

FRIDAY KEYNOTE LECTURE: 4:00PM-5:30PM
‘€œLiberalism, Human Rights and the Politics of Exclusion‘€ by Dr. Elliott Young
Location: Jones Hall 100/Greenleaf Conference Room

FRIDAY PACHANGA 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Come enjoy free Cuban food (Congreso Cubano), live music (Los Po-Boy-Citos), and drinks in our patio outside Jones Hall.

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Graduate Student Writing Group

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Weekly structured writing sessions for Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2020
Cost: $3580

Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and the Cuban national literacy campaign.

Fill out the online APPLICATION here, due March 15, 2020.

Additional materials needed:
  • Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have at least one recommendation letter from a colleague at your school) Please email your recommenders the PDF above. They submit via email the complete recommendation letter.
  • Copy of Passport
  • $200 program deposit

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Lodging at Casa Vera (double occupancy)
  • At least 1 meal a day (at Casa Vera and on excursions)
  • Transportation to/from airport to residence (if you arrive on time)
  • Medical insurance: Each participant will be covered for the entire program length by a travel health insurance policy.
  • Group tours and excursions, with associated transportation

THE PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare to/from the U.S.: approx. $300-$600
  • Visa: $50-$100 depending on airline
  • Checked luggage ($25) + Overweight baggage: This constitutes anything in excess of maximum allowed luggage weight (50lbs), both going and returning from Cuba.
  • Communication: Internet and long distance/international calls
  • Additional meals (1 a day, snacks)
  • Taxi/ground transportation: Participants are responsible for expenses incurred getting around town during free time.
  • Admission to museums, events, etc.: Participants will be responsible for these expenses unless they are part of itinerary.
  • All materials and personal expenditures
  • Loss/Theft Travel Insurance: Please note only travel medical insurance is included in program. If you would like additional coverage (including insurance for loss of baggage, emergency cash transfers, etc.), it is recommended that you purchase additional insurance.

APPLICATION

Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.