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The Murphy Institute is home to one of Tulane’s most acclaimed interdisciplinary programs. The curriculum of the undergraduate political economy major provides students with the basic skills of economic analysis; it is at the same time based firmly on the view that study of the interrelations of politics and economics has a rich humanistic tradition and its pursuit encourages sustained reflection on fundamental values.

The Institute is also an international center for advanced research and scholarship by humanists and social scientists who study the interrelations of politics and economics. Scholarly activity involves an annual program of interdisciplinary conferences, lectures, and seminars. The Institute publishes (with Cambridge University Press) “Murphy Institute Studies in Political Economy,” a series of occasional volumes comprising original essays by our faculty and visitors.




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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.