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The mission of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Health Office for Latin America, based in Lima, Peru, is to foster and promote collaborative public health research in Latin America between Tulane faculty and their Latin American research counterparts.

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  • To plan, develop, and implement public health research projects that will involve Tulane faculty and Latin American researchers.
  • To link and facilitate interactions between Tulane faculty and Latin American researchers who are interested in similar areas of health research.
  • To serve as a resource and guide for Tulane faculty and students who are interested in initiating research or other types of educational activities in Latin America.
  • To assist in the writing of agreements between institutions that will set the foundation for collaborative work.
  • To provide annual summer courses in Latin America for Tulane students.

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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 lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.