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Abstract: Art historians have largely abandoned the notion that artist Albert Eckhout’s (1610-1665) series of so-called ethnographic portraits offer transparent portrayals of the people with whom the Dutch had contact in New Holland, the name given to the northeast region of Brazil during Dutch occupancy (1630-1654).

Daniel Coronell is a Colombian journalist and columnist who for twelve consecutive years has been the most-read columnist by opinion leaders in Colombia. He works at W Radio Colombia and is president of the weekly news magazine Cambio. Tuesday's talk is entitled: Periodismo de investigación como contrapoder. Please note: This talk will be in Spanish followed by a bilingual Q&A. 

Join us on Zoom for the Hatian Creole Virtual Language Table with Dr. Mrylène Bruno from 5pm to 6pm on Zoom.  Come practice your Haitian Creole and meet other learners.

Zoom link: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/93020812653. 

Using the case of Bogotá, this talk examines how states draw on human rights frames in their efforts to “cleanup” violent drug-consumption zones in city centers—and the impact of these frames on citizenship rights of people within these zones, including homeless people and sex workers. Dr. Mayka shows that government adoption of human rights frames can trigger new institutional openings and strengthen discursive resources, making it easier to advance policies that violate rights.

Dr. Anne Lafont lectures on "The buttons of Toussaint Louverture." The legend and reality of the 18 buttons kept at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York force us to take a close look at their making in the latter part of the eighteenth century Caribbean and in the light of one of its most illustrious black personalities: Toussaint Louverture, pioneer of the Haitian revolution, emancipated slave, ally of the European powers, deposed prisoner and captured by Napoleon Bonaparte’s armies, who died in exile in a French dungeon.

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Carlos Fernando Chamorro will speak on The Relevance of Investigative Journalism to Democracy in Latin America: Old and New Challenges


Robbie Dean

Robbie Dean (’12), 12:15 pm 

In this talk Dr. González will be discussing what follows:

The 2022-23 series, Challenges and Opportunities for Democracy in Latin America, will be a broad exploration of challenges to effective and equitable governance in the region. Throughout the series, speakers will discuss topics related to the current state of democracy in the region, including socio-environmental conflict, progressive governance and conservative backlash, informality, and urban security.