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Summary of Dr. Sierra's lecture "Partners at Home and Abroad: How Brazil Globalized State Capitalism"

October 16th, 2019

A riveting presentation by Dr. Jazmin Sierra kicked off the speaker series Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America hosted by CIPR and The…  read more

Cuba and the Dominican Republic on Screen at the New Orleans Film Festival

October 10th, 2019

The New Orleans Film Society is presenting its 30th annual New Orleans Film Festival from October 16th through October 23rd in venues across the city.…  read more

2019 Américas Award Ceremony & Workshop Recap

October 3rd, 2019

Story by Erika Pettersen, Stone Center graduate student and Publicity Assistant On September 27th, the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs held the 2019 Américas…  read more

From the Tulanian: A Global Citizen State Of Mind

October 1st, 2019

Dr. Casey Love, Political Science professor and associate of the Stone Center, is featured in the September 2019 Tulanian magazine. In “A Global Citizen State…  read more

Professor David Smilde weighs in on Venezuelan political conflict on ABC Local 10

September 19th, 2019

Dr. David Smilde, the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and Senior Associate Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and…  read more

From the School of Liberal Arts: Professor Moises Arce on preparing global citizens

September 19th, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts website and was written by Emily Wilkerson. Moises Arce, the new Cowen Chair…  read more

Stone Center alum Denise Frazier featured in Vanity Fair as slave rebellion reenactor

September 17th, 2019

On November 8th and 9th of this year, artist Dread Scott will stage his Slave Rebellion Reenactment, a re-creation of America’s largest plantation uprising. The…  read more

From Tulane News: New dean of Newcomb-Tulane College seeks "meaningful engagement" for students

September 16th, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane Today new website and was written by Caitlin Harvey. Lee Skinner, the dean of Tulane University’s Newcomb-Tulane College…  read more

CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow Caitlin Andrews-Lee Publishes Two Articles

September 5th, 2019

Congratulations to CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow Caitlin Andrews-Lee on the publication of two articles. The Politics of Succession in Charismatic Movements: Routinization versus Revival in Argentina,…  read more

Dr. Lustig on Panel: Towards a Welfare State in Mexico

September 3rd, 2019

Nora Lustig with Alberto Diaz-Cayeros (Stanford U) and Cecilia Rossell (U Católica, Uruguay) was on a panel on welfare states in Latin America, chaired by…  read more

From Tulane News: Houck to receive prestigious ABA environmental law award

August 22nd, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane Law School News website and was written by Alina Hernandez. For his pioneering role in modern environmental law…  read more

Economist Jaime Ros Passed Away

July 15th, 2019

On July 11, 2019, the renowned Mexican economist Jaime Ros died in Mexico City at age 68. For those of us who were fortunate to…  read more

Venezuela: Is There a Way Out of its Tragic Impasse?

July 15th, 2019

This article was released last week by the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies. It is the full version of a New York Time’s piece…  read more

CIPR's 2019-'20 Post-Doctoral Fellows

July 3rd, 2019

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research is excited to welcome our 2019-2020 post-doctoral fellows. Stefanie Israel de Souza, David De Micheli, and Rachel Schwartz…  read more

Exploring Central America through Game-Based Learning

July 1st, 2019

Schools in the U.S. are seeing record numbers of students coming in from Central America. In addition, the current issues of immigration and climate change…  read more

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Bate Papo! Primavera 2020--NOW ONLINE!

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Bate Papo will now be held virtually! Join the conversation!

A weekly hour of Portuguese conversation and tasty treats hosted by Prof. Megwen Loveless. All levels are welcome! Meetings take place on Fridays at different hours and locations. See the full schedule below:

January 17th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de maracuja

January 24th, 3 PM, Boot
Treat: Suco de caju

January 31st, 4PM, Cafe Carmo (527 Julia St.)
Treat: Suco de caja

February 7th, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Agua de coco

February 14th, 11 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Guarana

February 21st, 12PM, PJs Willow
Treat: Cha de maracuja

February 28th, 2PM, Sharp Residence Hall
Treat: Cafe brasiliero

March 6th, 9:30 AM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Cha matte

March 13th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de goiaba

March 20th, 3 PM, Greenbaum House
Treat: Limonada a brasiliera

March 27th, 12 PM, LBC Mezzanine
Treat: Batido de abacate

April 3rd, 11 AM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Suco de acai

April 17th, 1 PM, LBC Pocket Park
Treat: Caldo de cana

April 24th, 2 PM, Boot
Treat: Groselha

Teaching Aztec History through Art: Online K-12 Webinar

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Join us for the final webinar in the series on Ancient Civilizations. This workshop has moved online and will consist of a 60 minute online webinar that includes an introduction to teaching Aztec history, a discussion of different art objects that the Aztecs created which reveal insights into their history, and a discussion of new online resources to incorporate into your teaching.

The webinar is free an open to educators of all grade levels. In order to access the session, please register here.

Please email dwolteri@tulane.edu for more information.

Co-sponsored by S.S.NOLA.

Pebbles Center Launches Virtual La hora del cuento/Story Time

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Join us every Thursday at 3 PM CST for a live reading of books in Spanish from the Pebbles collection. Books from this collection share stories of Latin America, the Caribbean and the Latinx community in the U.S. The Pebbles collection is a collaborative between Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the New Orleans Public Library. Author and educator, Andrea Olatunji shares the latest top Spanish language picture books. Originally scheduled to share her work at the Tulane Book Festival (cancelled due to COVID-19), she is now jumping online to help young readers explore Latin America in Spanish from home. Check out her work www.cuentacuento.com to learn more.

Make sure to ‘like’ The Pebbles Center on Facebook to receive updates. This program takes place live on this Facebook page.

Ancient Civilizations K-16 Series for Social Studies Educators

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Ancient Civilizations
K-16 Educator Workshop Series
Spring 2020

For educators of grade levels: K-12

Tulane University’s Middle American Research Institute (MARI), Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS), S.S. NOLA, and AfterCLASS will host a professional development workshop series open to all K-16 school professionals. These workshops will challenge educators to learn about the unexpected impact and connections of Ancient civilizations from Central America to the Gulf South. In particular, the workshops will foster a deeper comprehension of how to incorporate art, language and food across the disciplines. Participants will learn unique ways to incorporate the Tunica, Maya and Aztec cultures into the classroom in a variety of subjects. Registration for each workshop is $5 and includes light snacks, teaching resources, and a certificate of completion.

The workshop series will prepare teachers:

  • To utilize digital humanities resources in the classroom;
  • To design culturally appropriate primary and secondary research projects;
  • To teach about Pre-Columbian and ancient civilizations, language, geography and foods;
  • To encourage student self-determination through meaningful and relevant cultural projects.

Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Tunica of the Lower Mississippi River Valley
Middle American Research Institute – Seminar Room
6823 St. Charles Avenue
This workshop will introduce participants with little or no prior knowledge to ancient Tunica history, art, and language, with special focus on the role of food and native foods of this region. Participants will explore the physical, cultural and linguistic characteristics of the region. Representatives of the Tunica community will introduce their language and culture and the work they do to preserve their language.

Friday, March 6, 2020
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Understanding Maya Fare: Beyond Tamales and Cacao
AfterCLASS – Taylor Education Center
612 Andrew Higgins Blvd. #4003
In collaboration with the Annual Tulane Maya Symposium, this workshop focuses on foods of the Maya. Participants will explore the foods of the Maya focusing on the role of food over time. Join us as we hear from chocolate specialists and our Kaqchikel language scholar will discuss the importance of corn. REGISTER HERE.

Thursday, APRIL 29, 2020
Aztec Mexican Art and Culture
Participants in this workshop will explore the art and culture of the Aztec community.