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Forthcoming Article of Arturo Sotomayor in Journal of International Peacekeeping

April 4th, 2009

Arturo Sotomayor‘€™s article on Different Paths and Divergent Policies in the UN Security System: Brazil and Mexico in Comparative Perspective will be published in Journal…  read more

Meet our Past CIPR Post-Doc Researcher, Arturo Sotomayor

February 27th, 2009

Arturo Sotomayor The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) is pleased to introduce its first research fellow Arturo C. Sotomayor. Arturo is assistant professor…  read more

Cuba Today and the Road Ahead

February 4th, 2009

The Center of Inter-American Policy and Research, in collaboration between Tulane University and Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo (CIAPA), sponsored this two-day conference…  read more

Roberto Amaral on the US-Brazil Relations

January 20th, 2009

Roberto Amaral, former minister of Brazil for Science and Technology and founder of CEBELA (Brazilian Center for Latin American Studies) spoke at Tulane on January…  read more

External Shocks and Democracy in Latin America

November 13th, 2008

Francisco Gonzalez, the Riordan Roett Chair in Latin American Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, spoke on…  read more

Forum Shopping and Territorial Settlement in Latin America

October 27th, 2008

Sponsored by the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Tulane University‘€™s Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) at SAIS, in…  read more

Challenges to Inter-American Relations and the Inter-American System in the Post-Bush Era

October 6th, 2008

Mark Schneider, Senior Vice-President and Special Adviser for Latin America at the International Crisis Group opened the CIPR Seminar Series for 2008-2009 with two presentations…  read more

Meet our Past CIPR Post-Doc Researcher, Paolo Spadoni

August 21st, 2008

Paolo Spadoni Fall 2008 – Spring 2010 Paolo Spadoni is a 2008-2010 post-doctoral research fellow. From August 2006 to May 2008, he was a visiting…  read more

Why the Latin American Region Matters to the U.S.

April 11th, 2008

Latin America is a source of cultural, economic, and environmental opportunity for the U.S. Its proximity to the U.S. makes it a natural tourist destination,…  read more

The Future of U.S. - Central American Relations

March 11th, 2008

On March 11th, 2008, Arturo Cruz, current Nicaraguan ambassador to the United States, analyzed the future of U.S.-Central American relations at Tulane‘€™s Center for Inter-American…  read more

The Quality of Democracy in Latin America

February 15th, 2008

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research continued its Inaugural Seminar Series on February 15th with a presentation by noted political scientist Manuel Alcántara on…  read more

Latin America: Neglected but not Irrelevant

December 17th, 2007

Most attention of the press and the foreign policy establishment these days seems focused on places other than Latin America. Whether it is military and…  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.