Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

History

The Executive Committee of the Stone Center adopted this mission statement in April 1998:

  • The Center comprises a diverse group of scholars representing many disciplines and points of view drawn together by our common interest in Latin America.
  • The Center’s principal purpose is to promote, sustain, and encourage research and teaching of Latin American Studies primarily at Tulane University.
  • The Center for Latin American Studies upholds a very broad definition of Latin America including geographic locations, disciplines, political and ideological perspectives.
  • The Center fosters a community of scholars representing a broad spectrum of ideas, interests, disciplines.
  • The Center has done much to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to Latin American Studies, and provides a model of a true interdisciplinarian spirit.
  • The Center is an integral part of the International Latin American Studies community.
  • The Center educates the university community about the multicultural and multi-faceted importance of Latin America and makes this importance felt in the community at large.
  • The Center initiates or encourages new projects involving Latin America.
  • The Center coordinates the training of students in Latin American Studies.

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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.

YOU MAY REGISTER FOR THE ASYNCHRONOUS COURSE WHICH OPENS UP IN JULY

NOW REGISTERING FOR THE ASYNCHRONOUS INSTITUTE For more information, please email dwolteri@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164. Space is limited.