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Professor Jana Lipman Quoted in CSM

March 31st, 2011

Photo: Javier Galeano, AP/Pool Professor Jana Lipman (History) was quoted in an article in the Christian Science Monitor discussing former President Jimmy Carter’s recent visit…  read more

Ecuadorian Consulate Re-Opens in New Orleans

March 30th, 2011

On Tuesday, March 29, 2011 the Ambassador of Ecuador to the United States, the Honorable Luis Gallegos, was in New Orleans for the re-opening of…  read more

Ecuadorian Ambassador Visits Tulane

March 29th, 2011

The Honorable Luis Gallegos, Ecuador’s Ambassador to the United States, visited Tulane University on Monday and spoke with a number of professors and students. Conversation…  read more

Todd A. Eisenstadt Lecture Summary & Podcast

March 22nd, 2011

On March 17, 2011, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) hosted a lecture by Dr. Todd A. Eisenstadt. Dr. Eisenstadt is the head…  read more

Argentina Fines Private Consultants for "Unofficial" Inflation Estimates

March 16th, 2011

The government of Argentina has fined private consulting firms for publishing their own estimates of inflation. Relying on a law passed in 1983 during the…  read more

"Children of the Sun:" the Landmark Nicaraguan Land Rights Case

March 10th, 2011

On February 8, 2011, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), the Law School’s Payson Center for International Development and the Eason Weinmann Center…  read more

Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association (LACEA) Launches Web Forum

February 9th, 2011

Editors of VoxLACEA, the web forum of the Latin American and Caribbean Economics Association, including Tulane University’s Dr. Nora Lustig from the Department of Economics…  read more

Listen Online: Venezuela from the Neutral Ground Symposium

February 4th, 2011

On January 28, 2011, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Department of Political Science…  read more

Mixed Bag of Venezuelan Leader's Regime

February 3rd, 2011

Michaela Gibboni newwave@tulane.edu Photo by Jose Ibanez Credit and blame — Hugo Chávez deserves both. Experts presented their perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of…  read more

A Not-So-Watery World

January 25th, 2011

Water is often a wasted asset, says climate change researcher Rômulo S.R. Sampaio, and that may send it from abundance to scarcity in the future.…  read more

Podcast & Summary: Water Law in the US & Brazil

January 24th, 2011

Listen to the lecture here. On Friday, January 21, 2011 the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and the Law School’s Payson Center for…  read more

Brazilian Journal, Folha Universal, features Interview with Tulane Professor of Economics

November 16th, 2010

Renowned Argentine economist and Tulane’s Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Dr. Nora Lustig, was featured in an interview with Brazilian journal Folha…  read more

Mitch Seligson: "Citizen Perspectives on Democracy"

November 16th, 2010

Lecture Synopsis and Podcast On November 16, 2010, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) welcomed Centennial Professor of Political Science and Professor of…  read more

Nora Lustig's Edited Volume on Mexican Economy Released

November 8th, 2010

Professor Nora Lustig’s refereed volume on the Mexican economy, Crecimiento Económico y Equidad (Economic Growth and Equity) has been released. Professor Lustig also recently published…  read more

Michelle Taylor-Robinson Lecture Summary

November 5th, 2010

On November 5, 2010 the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and the Newcomb College Institute welcomed Texas A&M Associate Professor of political science…  read more

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CIPR talk series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance to host political economist Dr. Katrina Burgess

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Join the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Katrina Burgess as part of the fall speaker series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance, on Friday, November 16, in 110A Jones Hall. Dr. Burgess will give a talk titled Courting Migrants: How States Make Diasporas and Diasporas Make States.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to cipr@tulane.edu.

Katrina Burgess (Ph.D., Princeton University) is Associate Professor of Political Economy of Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She is author of Parties and Unions in the New Global Economy, which won the 2006 Outstanding Book Award for the best publication on labor issues granted by the Section on Labor Studies and Class Relations of the Latin American Studies Association, and co-editor with Abraham F. Lowenthal of The California-Mexico Connection. She has also published numerous book chapters, as well as articles in World Politics, Latin American Politics & Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, South European Politics and Society, Comparative Political Studies, Politica y gobierno, and International Studies Review. Dr. Burgess has also served as Assistant Director of the U.S.-Mexico Project at the Overseas Development Council in Washington, D.C. and Associate Director of the California-Mexico Project at USC in Los Angeles.

Patterns of migrant engagement in politics back home cannot be understood without examining the ways in which homeland states reach out to their migrants. Since states engaged in what can be called diaspora-making are unable to deploy many of the tools of rule within their borders, they are especially reliant on the cultivation of loyalty. The agents, motives, and loyalty-cultivation strategies of diaspora-making have important implications for whether homeland parties mobilize voters abroad, as demonstrated by the contrasts between Mexico and the Dominican Republic.