Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

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Carlos Fuentes to Speak at Tulane

April 12th, 2010
7:00 PM

McAlister Auditorium
Tulane University

Internationally acclaimed Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes will speak at Tulane University’s McAlister Auditorium at 7 PM on Monday, April 12. This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 PM. After the reading, Fuentes will remain on stage to sign books.

One of Latin America¹s preeminent intellectuals and major literary figures, Fuentes is a fiction writer, essayist, diplomat, and scholar with a literary career spanning five decades. His novels include the historical epic The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962); the international bestseller The Old Gringo (1984), which explores the disappearance of Ambrose Bierce in Mexico in 1913; and The Eagle’s Throne (2006), a sparkling satire about Mexican politics.

His nonfiction includes The Buried Mirror (1992), a study of Spanish and Latin American cultural history, and the memoir/manifesto This I Believe (2005). He has taught at Cambridge University in the UK, and at Harvard, Princeton, and Brown Universities.

Carlos Fuentes is the fourth visitor ­ and the first Latin American author ­in Tulane’s Great Writers Series. This series is sponsored by the Creative Writing Fund of the Department of English: previous speakers were Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie and Joan Didion. Since its establishment in 2006, the Creative Writing Fund has enhanced literary programming both at Tulane and in New Orleans.

For more information, contact the Department of English at 504-865-5160, or email


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Coronavirus in Latin America: Policy Effects on Human Rights in Northern Triangle

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The third webinar in our series Coronavirus in Latin America, we explore the impact COVID-19 has had on human rights in Central America. With the spread of the virus throughout Central America, where food sovereignty and a decimated healthcare system are already a problem, how are governments, community groups and hospitals responding to the pandemic? Join us for an informal conversation with Noah Bullock, Executive Director and Osvaldo Lapuente Country Director of Cristosal a human rights organization working in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with these and many other issues. The panel will be moderated by Stone Center for Latin American Studies PhD candidate, José Nico Cabrera Schneider.

Founded in 2000 as a partnership between Anglican churches in El Salvador and the United States, Cristosal has since 2010 expanded its reach and reputation as one of the leading human rights organizations in the Northern Triangle of Central America. In 2017, Cristosal was selected by USAID to implement a regional project focused on forced migration which expanded Cristosal’s organizational reach into Guatemala and Honduras.

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For pre-service, early career and veteran teachers who love reading and learning through literature who want to explore award-winning books for the middle and early high school classrooms. Join us as we read four books that explore stories of coming-of-age from multiple perspectives. Participants will receive a copy of each book and participate in an open discussion with other K-12 educators. We will launch the book group with The Other Half of Happy. The group will meet online and explore the real story behind this award-winning book with the author Rebecca Balrcárcel. Join us this summer as we discover new stories and books for your classroom.

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Central America, People and the Environment Educator Institute 2021

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This summer educator institute is the third institute in a series being offered by Tulane University, The University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University. This series of institutes is designed to enhance the presence of Central America in the K-12 classroom. Each year, participants engage with presenters, resources and other K-12 colleagues to explore diverse topics in Central America with a focus on people and the environment.

While at Tulane, the institute will explore the historic connections between the United States and Central America focusing on indigenous communities and environment while highlighting topics of social justice and environmental conservation. Join us to explore Central America and teaching strategies to implement into the classroom.

Additional details and registration will be available in the late fall 2020. For more information, please email or call 504.865.5164.