Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Academic Programs

The Tulane-CIAPA Program Committee includes Arachu Castro (Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America), Colin Crawford (Robert C. Cudd Professor of Law), Ludovico Feoli (Research Professor, Stone Center for Latin American Studies), Nora Lustig (Stone Chair in Latin American Economics), G. Eduardo Silva (Friezo Foundation Chair in Political Science), David Smilde (Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Social Relations), and Justin Wolfe (Arceneaux Professor in Latin American History).

The Central American Academic Advisory Group consists of scholars from Central American countries specializing in the disciplinary and subject areas of the MA program.  Its role will be to provide advice in curriculum design and identifying the leading local experts in particular subject areas.

The Central American Policy Advisory Group consists of policy makers and policy analysts working in government, academia, think tanks, advocacy groups and civil society organizations throughout the Central American region, and that are engaged in the main areas of focus for the MA program.  Its role will be to provide guidance regarding the key policy debates and initiatives in the region, as well as the key stakeholders and actors in those debates.  It will also help guide program participants in finding appropriate research and internship opportunities.

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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!

Story Hour Dates/Themes

June 13
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July 11
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August 8
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Call for Papers: Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 2018 Conference

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

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

  • 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

Please visit the Call For Papers web page to download the proposal template, timeline, and more information about the conference.

For questions, please contact Laura Wise Person at 862-8629 or lwise1_at_tulane.edu.