Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Social Action, Community Planning, and Public Policy is an area that the Stone Center is actively promoting as a new area for common faculty initiatives. The goal is to define projects that cut across not only the traditional divisions among society, politics, and economy, but also the practices of professional programs dedicated to protecting human rights, providing human and community services that improve human health and welfare, and developing models that promote greater social, political, and economic equity in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Katie Acosta (Sociology): Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, US Latinos
Stephanie Arnett (Sociology):
Mary Clark (Political Science): Costa Rica
Günther Handl (Law): General Latin America, Central America
David Hotchkiss (Public Health & Tropical Medicine): General Latin America
James Huck (Latin American Studies & Political Science): Mexico
Martha Huggins (Sociology): Brazil
Paul Lewis (Political Science): Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil
Kate Macintyre (Public Health & Tropical Medicine): Cuba
David Ortiz (Sociology): Mexico, Colombia
Mauro Pereira Porto (Communication): Brazil
Tony Pereira (Political Science): Southern Cone
Diego Rose (Public Health & Tropical Medicine): Central America
Jeffrey Stacey (Political Science): General Latin America
Aaron Schneider (Political Science): Mexico, Brazil
Raymond Taras (Political Science): Cuba, Nicaragua





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Upcoming Events

K-14 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Havana, Cuba | June 17 – July 1, 2017

The Application Deadline has Passed
$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!

Story Hour Dates/Themes

June 13

July 11

August 8