Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Summer 2011 CLASP/NRC Teacher Training Network Competition

March 2nd, 2011 - April 8th, 2011

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, will provide funding support for Gulf South K-12 teachers to participate in summer teacher institutes/courses offered nationally.

The national Latin American Studies Teacher Training Network: Six Title VI-funded National Resource Centers for Latin American Studies (NRCs)*, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, have committed funding to support professional development for their regional teachers. By collaborating, we hope to give K-12 educators access to the quality summer teacher institutes offered nationally by a network of Latin American studies centers. A selected list of summer opportunities is available here: 2011 CLASP/NRC Teacher Training Network Selected Summer Institutes/Courses for Educators.

Expenses covered: SCLAS will provide funding toward professional development expenses. Expenses might include round trip airfare, lodging, institute/course fees. (In the case of institutes overlapping with the school year, an appropriate expense could also be the cost of a substitute.) Funds must be expended by August 11, 2011.

To apply, please send a resume, a brief budget, and a 1-page cover letter detailing: 1) how you incorporate Latin America in your teaching; and 2) how participation in a specific Latin American studies institute/course will contribute to your professional development. Applications may be sent by e-mail or regular mail to: Stone Center for Latin American Studies, 6801 Freret Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118.

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

Application deadline: April 8, 2011

Priority will be given to applicants not previously funded by CLACS and to applicants who demonstrate strong need for an intensive professional development opportunity.

Participating NRCs
  • Tulane University (Stone Center for Latin American Studies)
  • University of Florida (Center for Latin American Studies)
  • University of Pittsburgh (Center for Latin American Studies)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies)
  • Vanderbilt University (Center for Latin American Studies)
  • Yale University (Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies)

Information on Summer 2011 CLASP/NRC Teacher Training Network Competition in .pdf format

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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.

Latin American Writers Series: Martín Fernández (Casa Editorial HUM/Estuario Editora)

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Martín Fernández, editorial director of Casa Editorial HUM and Estuario Editora in Montevideo, Uruguay, presents the houses’ histories, missions, and ongoing projects. His presentation sheds light on the changing landscape of literature in the Americas today. It will be followed by an informal reception. Note: This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Speaker

Martin Fernández is the Editorial director of the publishing houses Casa Editorial HUM and Estuario Editora in Montevideo, Uruguay. He founded HUM in 2007 after leaving his previous project, the underground publishing house ArteFato, which he co-directed between 2004 and 2007. HUM and Estuario publish contemporary Uruguayan literature in high-quality, aesthetically distinct editions. They have collectively released more than 400 titles.

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: Arroz doce de maracujá.

CIPR Fall Speaker Series

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Please join us Mondays at noon for our Fall speaker Series
Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America
October 14, October 21, November 11, and November 18.

In the 2019 fall series, Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America, speakers will discuss emerging issues that have surfaced as the result of the opportunities and challenges to democratic governance that markets have brought to the region. Latin America experienced a major influx of investment, particularly in the resource sector, over the past several decades. While this foreign investment helped hasten economic development, it also brought a backlash of resource nationalism and increased calls for redistribution. Moreover, Latin America is now a model in its own right, with other countries in the Global South adopting its state-sponsored development strategies in the resource sector. These presentations will also explore how Latin America is navigating a sea change in geopolitics, with China emerging as a challenger to the United States as the region’s main trade partner and ally.

For more information, check out our Fall Series Poster

Refugee Crises Now: A closer look at the Americas, Syria, and the Rohingya

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The Tulane History department, Jewish Studies program, CELT, and the Altman Program are sponsoring a talk by Jana Mason from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Mason will be addressing the refugee crises from various parts of the globe, including Venezuela and Central America.

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.