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The panel will include two presentations: “The new pattern of democratic crisis in Brazil and Argentina,” by Leornardo Avritzer (UFMG, Brazil), and “The Brazilian 2013 Protests: identity, repertoire and democracy,” by Ricardo Fabrino Mendonça (UFMG, Brazil). Co-sponsored by the Center for Scholars, the Stone Center, and the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research (CIPR).

The Middle American Research Institute (MARI) is happy to announce the third talk of the Spring 2020 Brown Bag talk series. Dr. Matthew Restall, Director of Latin American Studies, Penn State will present his research in a talk titled: "You Better Belize It: Missing Mayas, Misunderstood Maroons, a Made-Up Battle, and Other Myths & Mysteries of the Land of Make Belize."

In the 2020 Spring series, Markets, the State, and Democracy in Latin America, speakers will discuss voter behavior, public opinion and political psychology in Latin America, amidst traditional challenges like clientelism and political polarization and new ones such as the influence of China. These presentations collectively explore how voters in Latin America are torn between multiple competing forces and how difficult the challenge of effective democratic representation remains in the region.

Please join the Latin American Library for a work-in progress talk by 2019-2020 Richard E. Greenleaf Fellow Sofía Vindas Solano. Her presentation, entitled "La consolidación de los museos de arte moderno de Guatemala y Costa Rica: nociones visuales de lo local, regional y global en sus colecciones, 1950-1992" will take place on Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 3:30pm at the Latin American Library Seminar Room. The talk will be in English. Refreshments to follow.


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 Maya Master Teacher, Ellen Cohen, Anthropologist and researcher of chocolate, Professor Kathryn Sampeck and Kaqchikel language scholar from Guatemala, Ixnal Cuma Chávez who will discuss the importance of the tortilla and tamal in contemporary Maya traditions.

Join the Latin American Library for a viewing of the documentary Change the Subject, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Free and open to the public.

The Mother of All Storms: Venezuela and the COVID-19 Crisis.

Join via Zoom: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/96172234806  

Perspectives on Latin America lecture series. Tackling the Exodus: The Regional Impacts of Venezuela's Economic Crisis with Dr. Francisco Rodriguez

Ancient Civilizations K-16 Educator Workshop Series  Spring 2020

For educators of grade levels: K-12

The 2020 summer teacher institute is the second in a four-year series that will explore Central America with a focus on people and environment. Hosted online by the University of Georgia (UGA), the 2020 Virtual Summer Institute will highlight diverse topics related to Central America and provide teacher participants with training in Instructional Conversations (IC) pedagogy, pioneered by faculty in UGA's College of Education.

Public Webinar – Requires Advanced Registration