Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University


Economy, Technology and Information Exchange is another area that the Stone Center will develop in partnership with the Payson Center for International Development and Technology Transfer, the Freeman School of Business, the School of Engineering, and the School of Public Health. Its members will focus on pressing issues brought about by the revolutions in technology, communication, and education that so profoundly influence governments, economies, and non-state actors on a global scale. The massive transfers of information, technology, and capital among Latin American nations and global actors produce dramatic new challenges as society must address the problem of the vast differences that exist between the industrialized and developing worlds.

William Bertrand (Payson Center): Colombia
John Edwards (Economics): Mexico, Honduras, Brazil
Joyce Francis (Payson Center): Latin America
David Hotchkiss (Public Health): General Latin America
Eamon Kelly (Payson Center): Caribbean
William Lennon (Center for International Students): Brazil, Mexico
Jack Ling (Payson Center): Latin America
Lance Query (Howard Tilton Library): Latin America
Wayne Reed (Physics): Latin America
Emilson Silva (Economics): Latin America
Edward Strong (Business): Latin America
John Trapani (Business): General Latin America
S.W.R. de Samarasinghe (Payson Center): Latin America


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Upcoming Events

Online Summer Book Group for K-12 Educators

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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.

Register here for $15 (includes all 4 books).

All online Zoom meetings are at 7:00 PM CST.


Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and AfterCLASS at Tulane University. For more information, please email

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.