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Webinar: Social Policy and Political Regimes in the Wake of COVID-19 (Dr. Nora Lustig @ Columbia ILAS)

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The Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday afternoon (registration required at the link below).

During the webinar, Nora Lustig (Tulane’s Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics) and Steven Levitsky (Harvard Professor and Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies) will discuss the ongoing social and political consequences of COVID-19 in Latin America. For more information, see the flyer below.

Register here: https://bit.ly/2D5BdZ4

Book Talk by Dr. Alan McPherson: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice

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Dr. Alan McPherson will be dicussing his book Ghosts of Sheridan Circle in this Zoom talk sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of History.

Zoom Link: tulane.zoom.us/j/99441668120

Words on Ghosts of Sheridan Circle from the University of North Carolina Press :

“On September 21, 1976, a car bomb killed Orlando Letelier, the former Chilean ambassador to the United States, along with his colleague Ronni Moffitt. The murder shocked the world, especially because of its setting—Sheridan Circle, in the heart of Washington, D.C. Letelier’s widow and her allies immediately suspected the secret police of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who eliminated opponents around the world. Because U.S. political leaders saw the tyrant as a Cold War ally, they failed to warn him against assassinating Letelier and hesitated to blame him afterward. Government investigators and diplomats, however, pledged to find the killers, defying a monstrous, secretive regime. Was justice attainable? Finding out would take nearly two decades.

With interviews from three continents, never-before-used documents, and recently declassified sources that conclude that Pinochet himself ordered the hit and then covered it up, Alan McPherson has produced the definitive history of one of the Cold War’s most consequential assassinations. The Letelier car bomb forever changed counterterrorism, human rights, and democracy. This page-turning real-life political thriller combines a police investigation, diplomatic intrigue, courtroom drama, and survivors’ tales of sorrow and tenacity.”

Fall Speaker Series: "Democracy at Work: Pathways to Well-Being in Brazil" with Dr. Michael Touchton

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Please join us on Friday, Sept 25 at 2pm via Zoom for the first speaker in our Fall Speaker Series: Citizenship and Politics: The Changing Nature of Parties, Participation, and Linkages.

Professor Michael Touchton (University of Miami) will give a talk stemming from the book Democracy at Work: Pathways to Well-Being in Brazil which he coauthored. Registration is required (link below).

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2020 Américas Award: Book Talk with Author Mitali Perkins

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Book Talk with Author Mitali Perkins: Between Us and Abuela
Join the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs and the Library of Congress for a virtual conversation with Mitali Perkins, author of 2020 Améicas Award winning children’s book Between Us and Abuela. Mitali will share context for her beautiful book, as well as tips for classroom incorporation. The 60-minute program will also include an open Q&A with attendees moderated by Luciano Marzulli at the University of Utah. Educators and parents alike are highly encouraged to attend, and all are welcome!

Register Now for the link to join this special conversation with Mitali Perkins!

We encourage you to find Between Us and Abuela at your local library or purchase a copy before the October 5 program, if possible. See you online!

Sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs and the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.

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 dwolteri@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164.