Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Public Lecture and Open Seminar on Current US-Cuba Relations and Cuba's Environmental Sustainability

March 11th, 2015

Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall

“A Historical Perspective on Present Day Transformations in US-Cuba Relations” and “Going Green: Saving the Earth, Environmental Sustainability, and Civil Society in Cuba”

Henry Heredia, Director of International Relations at the Juan Marinello Institute in Havana and Luis Martínez Fernández, Professor of History at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, will join us for a public lecture and open seminar. The lecture by Martínez Fernández on the historical transformation of US-Cuba relations and the recent changes in Cuba will complement Heredia’s seminar on the opening of civil society on the island. Heredia will also address collaborative, ongoing opportunities for academic exchange and research between Cuban and US students and scholars. Audience participation is highly encouraged.

The event is co-sponsored by the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute African and African Diaspora Studies, and the Department of History, and the Louisiana State University Honors College.

For more information please contact Guadalupe Garcia,




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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.