Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Latin America at the Crossroads Seminar: Colombia

March 3rd, 2017
4:00 - 5:00 PM

Location
Greenleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall

The third talk in this semester’s Latin America at the Crossroads Seminar will be presented by Dr. David Roll Vélez, Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and will discuss Colombia’s recent political developments. On October 2, 2016 a majority of voters rejected a peace accord between the FAR and the government. A new peace deal, ratified through Congress was signed on November 23, 2016. What effects with this new deal have?

Dr. David Roll Vélez is a Professor and Researcher at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. As the author of ­fifteen books, various articles, and a permanent column in the El Mundo newspaper, his work focuses on democracy in Colombia and Andean countries. He has also produced research in migration, political theory and international relations. Professor Roll has also worked as a consultant for several public ­figures in Colombia, including the President and Ombudsman.

Sponsored by the Center for Inter American Policy and Research. For more information and to reserve your seat, please contact Sefira Fialko­ff­ at cipr@tulane.edu or 504.862.3141.

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K-14 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Havana, Cuba | June 17 – July 1, 2017

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$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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August 8
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