For International Education Week (IEW), Tulane University's theme is (Re)Imagining Borderlands & Shared Cultures in Between to encourage a celebration of Tulane’s global community of students and scholars and spotlight the international research, collaborations, and learning that our students, faculty, and staff are engaged in around the world. IEW is a joint national initiative of the Departments of State and Education to think more deeply about and celebrate internationalization across U.S. campuses.
At Tulane, International Education Week is meant to cultivate spaces for global awareness across borders, fostering an inclusive international community, and facilitate impactful global learning and engagement, while also aligning with our institutional mission of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
This year's speakers are Daniel Alarcón and Natalie Diaz.
Daniel Alarcón is a Peruvian-American writer, journalist, and radio producer, as well as Professor of Journalism at Columbia University. He is a 2021 MacArthur Fellow whose work explores the social, cultural, and linguistic ties that connect people throughout Latin America and the United States. He is the author of Lost City Radio (2007), At Night We Walk in Circles (2013), and The King is Always Above the People (2017). He is also a contributing writer at The New Yorker, where he covers Latin America. Daniel is the co-founder of two renowned podcasts — Radio Ambulante and El Hilo — both of which are collaborative and transnational enterprises integrating stories from 20+ countries, resulting in more than 8M annual downloads. These interactive audiovisual platforms have become a widely used educational tool for journalism and Spanish classes.
Alarcón’s multimedia lecture is sponsored by the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research, the Freeman School of Business, the Fulbright Association, the School of Liberal Arts, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Office of Academic Affairs & Provost and Tulane Global.
Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village on the banks of the Colorado River and is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. She identifies herself as Indigenous, Latinx, and Queer. Diaz won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 2021 for Postcolonial Love Poem. She is also a 2018 MacArthur Fellow, a professor in the English Department at Arizona State University and co-founder of the Center for the Imagination in the Borderlands.
Sponsors for Diaz’s talk include the Altman Program for International Studies & Business, Middle American Research Institute, Newcomb Institute, Office of Academic Affairs & Provost, Office of Equity Diversity & Inclusion and Tulane Global.
Visit Tulane Global's official website for the calendar of events, and to RSVP to Daniel and Natalie's lectures.
A.B. Freeman School of Business
Altman Program in International Studies and Business
Carolyn Barber-Pierre Center for Multicultural Affairs
Center for Academic Equity
Center for Global Education & Study Abroad
Center for Inter-American Policy & Research
Tulane Law School
Middle American Research Institute
New Orleans Center for the Gulf South
Office of Academic Affairs & Provost
Office of Academic Enrichment (NTC)
Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Studies
Office of International Students & Scholars
Office of the President
School of Liberal Arts
School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies
The Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC)
Fulbright Association (Louisiana)