Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Tulane to Host Talk by Daniel Jean-Louis on How to Break the Cycle of Poverty in Haiti through Innovation and Entrepreneurship

October 30th, 2017
6:00 PM

Location
Room 110
Weinmann Hall
Tulane Law School

The Payson Graduate Program in Global Development and The Altman Program in International Relations and Business are pleased to invite you to an intriguing lecture by Daniel Jean-Louis titled, From Aid to Trade and Entrepreneurship: The Case of Haiti, on breaking the cycle of poverty in Haiti through trade, entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration with private and public-sector enterprises, as well as international organizations, and NGOs. A reception will follow the talk.

Featured in Award Winning 2014 Documentary ‘€œPoverty, Inc.‘€:https://www.povertyinc.org/, Professor Daniel Jean-Louis is a Haitian social entrepreneur, author, and international speaker on issues regarding the role of business in alleviating poverty. He draws from a wealth of business experience as a corporate executive, consultant, and professor of entrepreneurship and development. He is a professor at “Université Quisqueya (UNIQ)“http://www.uniq.edu/ and “Université d‘€™Etat d‘€™Haiti (UEH)“http://www.ueh.edu.ht/, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Jean-Louis has direct small business experience as the co-founder of Bridge Capital, the first small and medium enterprise investment firm in Haiti; Co-founder of Trinity Lodge, a registered for-profit company providing affordable short-term lodging within Port-au-Prince; and Director of the 100,000 Jobs in Haiti Initiative which connects and equips NGOs and the Haitian business sector to partner successfully through local procurement and achieve 100,000 new jobs in Haiti by the year 2020. Jean-Louis is well known for applying business principles to achieve tangible social change with efficiency.

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This event is made possible through generous funding from: African and African Diaspora Studies, The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, The Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, and Tulane University‘€™s School of Liberal Arts.

The Altman Program in International Studies and Business is committed to supporting speakers and other campus events that promote an integrated approach towards liberal arts and business disciplines, address the interconnectedness of today‘€™s globalized world, and touch upon changing opportunities in global economies, politics, and culture – both from academic and practical points of views. Learn how to receive funding from the Altman Program for your event.

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Graduate Student Writing Group

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The Graduate Student Writing Group convenes on Fridays from 1:30 – 3:30 PM. These structured writing sessions are open to Latin Americanist graduate students in all departments. Students, who arrive with a project and a goal, work in communal silence during two 45 minute blocks separated by a 10-minute coffee break. All meetings will be held in the Latin American Library Seminar Room. Co-sponsored by the Stone Center and the Latin American Library.

Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2020
Cost: $3580

Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and the Cuban national literacy campaign.

Fill out the online APPLICATION here, due March 15, 2020.

Additional materials needed:
  • Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have at least one recommendation letter from a colleague at your school) Please email your recommenders the PDF above. They submit via email the complete recommendation letter.
  • Copy of Passport
  • $200 program deposit

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Lodging at Casa Vera (double occupancy)
  • At least 1 meal a day (at Casa Vera and on excursions)
  • Transportation to/from airport to residence (if you arrive on time)
  • Medical insurance: Each participant will be covered for the entire program length by a travel health insurance policy.
  • Group tours and excursions, with associated transportation

THE PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare to/from the U.S.: approx. $300-$600
  • Visa: $50-$100 depending on airline
  • Checked luggage ($25) + Overweight baggage: This constitutes anything in excess of maximum allowed luggage weight (50lbs), both going and returning from Cuba.
  • Communication: Internet and long distance/international calls
  • Additional meals (1 a day, snacks)
  • Taxi/ground transportation: Participants are responsible for expenses incurred getting around town during free time.
  • Admission to museums, events, etc.: Participants will be responsible for these expenses unless they are part of itinerary.
  • All materials and personal expenditures
  • Loss/Theft Travel Insurance: Please note only travel medical insurance is included in program. If you would like additional coverage (including insurance for loss of baggage, emergency cash transfers, etc.), it is recommended that you purchase additional insurance.

APPLICATION

Please email crcrts@tulane.edu or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.

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