Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Upcoming Events at CLACS-Loyola University

March 30th, 2011 - April 13th, 2011

Loyola University

Latino-America: A forum on how Latinos influence contemporary U.S. politics
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall
Three outstanding Loyola alumni return to their Alma Mater to discuss the role of Latinos in contemporary U.S. politics. Issues discussed will include immigration, political representation, and the future political landscape in the U.S.

Dr. Gary Segura ’85
Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a Studies
Stanford University

Dr. Jason Casellas ’99
Assistant Professor of Government
University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Betina Cutaia Wilkinson ’04
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Wake Forest University

Dr. Sean Cain, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Loyola University

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences and the Alumni Association. In collaboration with the Department of Political Science.
Free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
For more information contact Dr. Uriel Quesada at

Art, Community, and Non-Violence: A Forum
Date: Monday, April 4, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall
A forum on “An Artist’s Rage,” an art exhibit on crimes against humanity by Colombian-New Orleanian artist Gustavo Duque. This forum explores the role of the arts in helping reduce urban violence, highlighting the experience of Medellin, Colombia on social transformation through cultural initiatives and urban development.


Gustavo Duque, artist

Alvaro Alcazar, Ph.D., Latin American Studies, Loyola University New Orleans

Patricia Chandler, art curator for the Sydney and Walda Virlane Foundation

George Gattoni, architect and urban planner

John Estrada, MD, Chair of the Forum For Equality Foundation

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences.
Free and open to the public

For more information on Gustavo Duque’s exhibit “An Artist’s Rage” please visit “”

Clauida Yelin: “Emigrar: En Busca de un Espacio de Amparo”
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Multimedia Room II, Monroe Library
Claudia Yelin will present her book Emigrar: En Busca de un Espacio de Amparo

Argentinean writer and psychologist, Claudia Yelin, will highlight her own experience of the hope and loneliness that comes when one is forced to leave their country of origin because it ceases to be a place of refuge and nourishment. Yelin’s current research focuses on the immigration process and its effect on individuals and families.

Presentation will take place in Spanish.

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, CASA Argentina and the Hispanic American Medical Association of Louisiana.
Free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
For more information contact Dr. Uriel Quesada at

A lecture by Dr. Angel Quintero-Rivera: “The Complex Geography of Salsa Music: Culture, Nation and Migration”
Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall
Salsa Music is one of the most exciting cultural expressions in the Americas, with deep and complex roots connecting the Caribbean and the U.S. Dr. Angel Quintero-Rivera, one of the most respected specialists in Salsa Music, will explore the historical, sociological, and cultural aspects behind this joyful musical rhythm.
Dr. Quintero-Rivera is a Professor at the Social Science Research Center at the University of Puerto Rico. He has published extensively on the historical sociology of Caribbean societies, mainly his own country of Puerto Rico. His work centers on the Sociology of Culture, Music and Popular festivities, Urban Studies, and Social Movements.
Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Free and open to the public.
For additional information contact Dr. Leopoldo Tablante at




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

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Cost: $3300

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 hear firsthand about the Cuban national literacy campaign from the teachers themselves. In collaboration with The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue.

Fill out the APPLICATION here, due March 8, 2019. In addition, supplemental materials are also needed by March 8th in order for application to be considered complete.

Additional materials needed:

  • Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have at least one recommendation letter from a colleague at your school)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Sample lesson plan
  • $500 program deposit


  • 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


  • Airfare to/from Miami: 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.


Please email or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.