Celebrating 100 Years of Latin America at Tulane University

LASA 2024 Bogotá - Reception
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
Ed. 03 - Gabriel Giraldo S.J. - El Mirador-Ala Sur

The Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies invites you to join us for a reception at LASA2024 Bogotá to celebrate a century of research and teaching in the field of Latin American Studies at Tulane University.  

This year, we commemorate the landmark 1924 gift of William Edmund Gates‘ library, which seeded the creation of the Department of Middle American Research, now the Middle American Research Institute (MARI). Over the decades, regional expertise has grown across campus. The first Latin American Studies degree program was established in 1947 and evolved first into the Language and Area Center for Latin American Studies in 1962 before becoming the Center for Latin American Studies in 1965.

To celebrate this 100-year trajectory, the Stone Center has created an online exhibit highlighting our work in the creation of academic programs in Latin American studies until the modern day. Based on a digital collection of resources assembled from archives across campus, it tells the story of our community in a dynamic, multi-media platform.

Join us for the unveiling of The LAST 100: A Century of Tulane and Latin America, and to celebrate the achievements of the faculty, students, alumni, researchers, and staff over the past century at Tulane.