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From Tulane School of Liberal Arts Magazine: Nora Lustig discusses fiscal policy's impact on inequality and poverty

June 3rd, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts Magazine entitled Commitment to Equity: A Transformational Project as part of the Spring…  read more

From Tulane's School of Liberal Arts Magazine: Learning more than a language

June 3rd, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts Magazine entitled Learning More Than a Language as part of the Spring 2019…  read more

From Tulane School of Liberal Arts Magazine: Cultivating Change

June 3rd, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts Magazine entitled Cultivating Change as part of the Spring 2019 Global Issue. Story…  read more

From the Tulane SLA Newsletter: Latin American Studies graduate's research empowers Latin American businesses in New Orleans

May 22nd, 2019

This story originally appeared in the 2019 Commencement Edition of the Tulane School of Liberal Arts newsletter entitled Empowering Latin American Businesses in New Orleans…  read more

Tulane University Latin Americanists participate in LASA 2019

May 21st, 2019

The 2019 International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, from Thursday, May 24 until Monday, May 27,…  read more

From NPR and Tulane Today: Latin American Library digitizes collection of Cuban radionovelas for academic study

May 21st, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today and on NPR’s Weekend Edition entitled Massive Digitization Effort Is The Latest Plot Twist For Cuban Radio Soap…  read more

Welcome Home: Benjamin Morris discusses immigration with Jana K. Lipman and Sarah Fouts

May 14th, 2019

This story originally appeared on Antenna Works in an article titled Welcome Home: Benjamin Morris discusses immigration with Jana K. Lipman and Sarah Fouts on…  read more

From The Hill and Tulane News: Law professor Laila Hlass writes an opinion piece on the immigrant justice system

May 6th, 2019

Tulane University School of Law professor and affiliate to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies Laila Hlass recently contributed an article titled Trump’s asylum…  read more

Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine part of consortium working to eliminate malaria in Hispaniola

April 30th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today and SF Gate entitled Haiti Celebrates Major Progress Against Malaria on World Malaria Day on April 25, 2019.…  read more

The New York Times recognizes the literary mastery of Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence Gabriela Alemán

April 30th, 2019

An April 28 article identifies Gabriela Alemán among a core of young, female Ecuadorian writers whose works redraw the contours of Latin America’s literature. Pointing…  read more

Laura Rosanne Adderley discusses diversity-related courses at "Future of Gen Ed" event

April 23rd, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane Today and Inside Higher Ed entitled The Future of Gen Ed on April 18, 2019. Dr. Laura Rosanne Adderley,…  read more

Students Participate in the First Annual Latin American and Latinx Studies Symposium at Rollins College

April 11th, 2019

Story by Tulane undergraduate participant Virginia “Rosie” Click. On Friday, April 5th, ten undergraduate students from Tulane University presented their research at the First Annual…  read more

From the School of Liberal Arts Newsletter: After a Semester in Cuba, No Longer a Stranger

February 14th, 2019

This story originally appeared on the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts newsletter entitled After a Semester in Cuba, No Longer a Stranger, on February…  read more

The Latin American Library Announces the 2018-2019 Richard E. Greenleaf Scholars

January 15th, 2019

The Latin American Library is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018-2019 Richard E Greenleaf Fellowships. All four scholars will arrive during the spring…  read more

From The Conversation: Tulane history professor Dr. Jana Lipman contributes article discussing Guantanamo Bay

December 11th, 2018

Dr. Jana Lipman, Associate Professor of History at Tulane University, recently contributed an article titled 5 things to know about Guantanamo Bay on its 115th…  read more

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"The Past is a Foreign Country" and "Landscape Fever" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

“The Past is a Foreign Country” and “Landscape Fever” are Spanish-language short films directed by Gabrielle Garcia Steib, sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:

The Past is a Foreign Country addresses the past as an idea of which we have control, particularly to discuss the intersection of communities in New Orleans with those in Latin America”.

Landscape Fever is a short film that addresses the narrative of a Honduran immigrant corroded by violence upon her path migrating to New Orleans. Using archival footage filmed along the U.S. / Mexican border, and sound designed by Udit Duseja merged with field recordings- the viewer may step into the world of a traumatic yet common experience that occurs among the borderlands.”

Individual passes are not available for short films. However, the NOFF offers a “Virtual Shorts Pass” for $55.00 that allows access to all short films. This pass can be purchased here

"Landfall" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

Landfall, is an English-language Puerto Rican documentary film, directed by Cecilia Aldarondo.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:
“A kaleidoscopic portrait of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane María, Landfall investigates a storm of much greater magnitude: the economic crisis crippling the island long before María arrived.”

Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is sponsoring this film. More information and tickets are available here

Cuban Slavery and the Atlantic World

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The Gilder Lehrman Center‘€™s 22nd Annual International Conference provides a forum for discussion of the study of Cuban slavery and emancipation today, placing the island‘€™s history within the wider Atlantic world. Over the past few decades, the study of Cuban history has been an increasingly international effort. Cuban historians have interacted more and more with colleagues from abroad, with discussions grounded in the unique primary sources found in the rich Cuban archives. These scholars have demonstrated the importance of understanding Cuban slavery within the context of the Atlantic world and broad colonial networks of domination and resistance. This conference brings together scholars from Cuba and abroad working on the transatlantic slave trade, resistance, systems of control, abolition and emancipation, and the memory and legacies of slavery in Cuba. Join us for in-depth conversations about the present and future of understanding slavery and its long aftermath in this crucial part of the world.

"Verde" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

Verde, is a Spanish-language, Dominican feature film, directed by Alfonso Morgan-Terreno.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:
“When a bystander is killed during the robbery of a goldmine, the spilled blood stains more than the three men responsible, saturating the tight-knit fabric of their tiny Dominican village, seeping into the landscape itself. In a feature debut that pairs clear-eyed observation with ghostly intelligence, Alfonso Morgan-Terrero takes a familiar story, a dark passage of revenge and bloodshed, and sinks its noirish elements deep into the texture of its surroundings: rough-hewn structures, alleys of broken rock bathed in grimy orange streetlight, and the enveloping green of the forest. Under the film’s hypnotized gaze, kinship, brotherhood, and enmity are blurred and masquerade as one another”.
-Jonathan Kieran.

Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is sponsoring this film. More information and tickets are available here

"Right Near the Beach" Premiere at New Orleans Film Festival

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies (SCLAS) and The Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute (CCSI) at Tulane University will again sponsor several films in this year’s New Orleans Film Festival. We are excited to support a diverse mix of films, including several narrative features, documentaries, and experimental shorts. In addition, CCSI director Dr. Ana López will lead a series of Q&A’s with select directors.

Right Near the Beach, is an English-language, Jamaican feature film, directed by Gibrey Allen.

Via New Orleans Film Festival website:
“After the death of famous runner Jeffrey Jacobs, the Jamacian public becomes enamored with the details of his life and speculates as to the motivation behind his murder. Jeffrey’s father, a reserved and kind farmer, struggles to grieve while inundated by the inescapable coverage. Through moments of blinding rage and quiet contemplation, the camera is a window into a life burdened by the death of a child that will never know justice. Against a backdrop of beautiful vistas, Right Near the Beach takes a lyrical approach to the exploration of homophobia in Jamaica. Rather than treat the murder as a voyeristic mystery, the film challenges us to contemplate the anguish of loss while everyone else debates the value of one person’s life”.
-Greta Hagen-Richardson

Tulane’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute is sponsoring this film. More information and tickets are available here

Summer in Cuba Information Session

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Learn more about the Cuban and Caribbean Institute‘€™s flagship study abroad program. Summer in Cuba is open to Tulane and non-Tulane undergraduate students from all years and majors. Plus, public Health majors have a unique opportunity to earn credits abroad with the Public Health in Cuba track.