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The Neotropical Ecology Institute is a network of faculty, staff and students at Tulane who share a common interest in the Latin American tropical environment. This is a region of enormous biological diversity and natural resources which faces daunting threats and challenges from rapid economic development, lack of resources, poor government policies, and rapid population growth. We aim to help each other generate knowledge to better understand and solve critical environmental problems in Latin America and the Caribbean; we do this through supporting interdisciplinary teaching and education, and promoting greater interdisciplinary communication, sharing of research findings and collaboration in research.




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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 with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.