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The Payson Center for International Development was established in 1997 to examine and present the impact of technology, primarily information technology, on societal change and development.

Given the expanding emphasis on the ability to use information, it is vital for both individuals and organizations to understand how the use of technology adds to their quality of life. The Payson Center carries out research, training and service programs in social and economic development. It is dedicated to the use of information and technology assisted methods to improve the process of the transfer of skills, knowledge and competencies, which encourage worldwide participation in an equitable society.

By synthesizing information and constantly generating new approaches and methods, the Payson Center offers innovative solutions to educational and societal problems on a worldwide scale. It is a multi-disciplinary and electronically linked faculty with physical locations in New Orleans, The Washington DC area and Geneva.

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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.