Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Open Forum on Political and Economic Challenges to Latin America'€™s Left Turn

April 12th, 2016
4:00 PM

Location
100A Jones Hall, Greenleaf Conference Room

A dozen different Latin American countries have elected a left-of-center president since the late 1990s, and many of these presidents and their parties have achieved multiple re-elections. In recent years, however, these governments have confronted new political and economic challenges, ranging from the end of the commodity boom to corruption scandals, social protest, and the rise of new conservative challengers. This workshop and public symposium will explore these challenges and assess their implications for the region‘€™s leftist governments and their reformist legacies.

This open forum will feature a discussion by Cathy Conaghan (Professor of Political Science, Queen‘€™s University, Kingston, Canada), Aaron Schneider (Professor of International Studies, University of Denver, Colorado), Eric Hershberg (Director of Latin American and Latino Studies, American University, Washington, DC.), Maria Pilar Garcia (Professor of Political Science, Universidad Simón Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela), Kenneth Roberts (Cornell University and Tulane Visiting Richard E. Greenleaf Scholar), and Eduardo Silva (Professor of Political Science, Tulane University).

Contact CIPR, cipr@tulane.edu for more information or see the attached flyer.

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Central America: People and the Environment Asynchronous Institute

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Register now for the ASYNCHRONOUS COURSE which opens up in July
Please note, the synchronous blended institute taking place June 14 – 25 is no longer accepting registrants.

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. It is not required to have participated in past institutes to join us.

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University is excited to host and coordinate this year’s institute. Tulane University and New Orleans are both unique and important places to explore the deep connections to Central America with a focus on people and environment. With presentations by leading historians and sociologists on Central America, environment and race we are excited to share the work and resources from presenters as well as the unique resources at Tulane.

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