Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Symposium: Coffee, Culture, & Community Development

March 17th, 2011
3pm-5pm

Location
The Roosevelt Hotel
123 Baronne St.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Coffee, Culture, and Community Development, a public symposium sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Studies, Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane, and the National Coffee Association, will take place on Thursday, March 17, from 3pm-5pm. Renowned panelists will follow coffee from the field to the cup, looking at the sometimes surprising connections between history, health benefits, fair trade practices, and consumption. This event is part of the NCA Centennial Celebration and is free and open to the public.

Learn about the Coffee, Culture, & Community Development K-12 Teacher Workshop preceding the Symposium.

Panelists:

Mark Pendergrast- Author (US)

  • Uncommon Grounds -History of coffee and how it transformed our world

Peter Martin-Psychiatrist (US)

  • Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University
  • Bio medical benefits of coffee

  • Ricardo Villanueva*-Law, Business (Guatemala)
  • Board Chairman of ANACafe from Guatemala

Bob Arceneaux- (US)

  • Orleans Coffee Exchange

Diego Pizano-Economist (Colombia)

  • Economics and the coffee trade
  • President of the Common Code for the Coffee Community Association (4C)

Moderator:

Ted Fischer-Anthropologist (US)

  • Professor of Anthropology, Vanderbilt University
  • Director of Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt

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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.

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