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Stone Center hosts Conference on Cuba

November 24th, 2009

(Photo: Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Nora Lustig and Paolo Spadoni) On Friday, November 13th, the conference Cuba: 50 Years of Revolution was held on Tulane‘€™s uptown campus…  read more

CIPR sponsors Tulane Students at the Washington Model General Assembly of the Organization of American States (WMOAS)

November 23rd, 2009

The annual Washington Model General Assembly of the Organization of American States (WMOAS) is a five-day simulation of the OAS General Assembly designed to teach…  read more

Venezuelan Ambassador Visits Tulane

November 20th, 2009

On November 19, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) and the Department of Political Science at Tulane University sponsored a talk by Bernardo…  read more

Mauricio Cárdenas on "Why Has Latin America Underperformed?"

November 16th, 2009

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and The Department of Economics at Tulane University held a meeting with the director of the Latin American…  read more

Cuba Scholars Convene on Campus

November 12th, 2009

By: Brandon Meginley New Orleans has strong historical ties to Cuba. In the early 19th century, an influx of 10,000 French-speaking Haitians settled in…  read more

Honduran Expert Leticia Salomón Speaks with Tulane Latin Americanists

October 20th, 2009

On Monday, October 19th, Leticia Salomón, director of scientific research at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras met with members of the Tulane Latin Americanist…  read more

Meeting with Honduran economist and sociologist Leticia Salomón

October 19th, 2009

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Departments of History and Political Science invited you to a meeting with Honduran economist and sociologist…  read more

$12.3 Million Gift for Latin American Studies

October 13th, 2009

By: Mike Strecker (Photo: Ludovico Feoli, Director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and Executive Director of the Centro de Investigación y…  read more

CIPR Seeks Fellows for 2010-2011

October 13th, 2009

Tulane University: Inter-American Policy and Research Fellowship. The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) invites applications for a research fellowship for the Academic Year…  read more

Forthcoming Article of Arturo Sotomayor in Security Studies

August 24th, 2009

Why States Participate in UN Peace Missions While Others Don‘€™s: An Analysis of Civil-Military Relations and Its Effects on Latin America‘€™s Contributions to Peacekeeping. This…  read more

Meet our Graduate Students

August 24th, 2009

Keri Libby Originally from Hilliard, Florida, Keri Libby earned her B.A. in Government from Berry College, minoring in Spanish with a certificate in Latin American…  read more

Meet our Former Post-Doc Researcher, María del Mar Martínez-Rosón

August 24th, 2009

María del Mar Martínez Rosón María del Mar Martínez Rosón was a 2009-2010 post-doctoral research fellow at CIPR. From September 2008 to July 2009, she…  read more

Paolo Spadoni, CIPR Post-Doc, Quoted in Reuters

July 24th, 2009

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CIPR's Director speaks at the SECOLAS Annual Conference

April 21st, 2009

Ludovico Feoli, CIPR‘€™s director speaks at the SECOLAS 2009 / Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies Annual Conference. Please find his remarks here: Contrasting Economic…  read more

CIPR Post-Doc Quoted in the Press

April 15th, 2009

Paolo Spadoni spoke with Jeff Franks of Reuters regarding the latest news on Cuba and the US. Read more about it here: Obama waits for…  read more


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Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.