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Maria Akchurin

CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow

Maria Akchurin is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research and a sociologist studying institutional politics and social movements relating to social…  read more

John Eric Brown

Former Student Researcher

John Brown is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology in Maynooth University, Ireland. He is a Fulbright Student Awardee. His research focuses on…  read more

Arachu Castro

Senior Associate Research Fellow - Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America

Arachu Castro, Ph.D., M.P.H., is Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America at Tulane University and Senior Research Affiliate at CIPR. Her…  read more

Christopher Chambers-Ju

CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow

Christopher Chambers Ju received his PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. His research examines the politics of education through…  read more

Ludovico Feoli

Permanent Researcher and CEO, CIAPA, Executive Director - Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University

Contact Info Follow Ludovico Feoli’s Blogs Ludovico Feoli is the director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and a Research Associate…  read more

Sefira Fialkoff

Assistant Director

Sefira Fialkoff is the assistant director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR). She has lived and worked abroad in Spain, Costa Rica,…  read more

Sean Higgins

Non-Resident Research Fellow

Sean Higgins is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action. He is also Director of the Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Data…  read more

Katherine Jensen

CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow

Katherine Jensen is a 2018-2019 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research at Tulane University, following which she will join the University…  read more

Nora Lustig

Professor - Economics, Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Latin American Economics

Contact Info Nora Lustig is Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics and Director of the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQ) at Tulane…  read more

Virginia Oliveros

Associate Research Fellow - Assistant Professor - Political Science

Contact Info Virginia Oliveros joined the Political Science Department at Tulane University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2013. She studies the political economy…  read more

G. Eduardo Silva

Professor - Lydian Chair of Political Science

Contact Info G. Eduardo Silva holds the Friezo Family Foundation Chair in Political Science at Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. from the University…  read more

Alexander Slaski

CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow

Xander Slaski completed his doctoral degree in Politics at Princeton University. His research lies at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics, specifically in…  read more

David Smilde

Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and Senior Associate Fellow at CIPR

Degrees B.A., Calvin College, Sociology & Philosophy, 1989 M.A., University of Chicago, Sociology, 1994 Ph.D., University of Chicago, Sociology, 1994 Academic Experience Charles A. and…  read more

Constantino Urcuyo

Academic Director - Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo

Contact Info Degrees Lic., University of Costa Rica, Law and Notary, 1972 Ph.D., University of Paris V Sorbonne, Political Sociology, 1978 Academic Experience Professor,…  read more





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Equity speaker series to host panel on navigating immigrant relations in the current political climate

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The Center for Academic Equity at Tulane University is proud to present Border Li(n)es: Excluding, Extracting, and Expelling Immigrants in the Southern U.S. on September 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM as part of the Equity Speaker Series.

Following a summer of turbulent immigration relations in the United States, the Fall 2018 Equity Speaker Panel will focus on immigration on our Southern border and will feature specialists whose experiences vary from grassroots to professorial work. Panelists will include Josiah Heyman, Director of the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Ronald Martinez, New Orleans immigrant activist and spokesperson for the Congress of Day Laborers, Hiroko Kusuda, Clinical Professor and Director of Immigration Law at the Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola, and Laila Hlass, Clinical Professor of Law at Tulane Law School and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

These four distinguished speakers will share the stage of Freeman Auditorium to discuss the drastic variation in immigrant relations across the national, regional, and local spaces and ways that members of American society may become engaged in or change the now toxic and polarized political climate. This inaugural discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.

See also Tulane New Wave for more information and a description of the event.

Cover photo from CNN story What the US-Mexico border looks like before Trump’s wall.