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From Tulane News and Chicago Tribune: Tulane professor David Smilde explains the role of 'colectivos' in Venezuela

March 18th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane News and the Chicago Tribune entitled Maduro’s muscle: Motorcycle gangs known as ‘colectivos’ are the enforcers for Venezuela’s authoritarian…  read more

From the Washington Post: Tulane sociologist David Smilde comments on opposition leader Juan Guaidó's return to Venezuela

March 7th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane News and the Washington Post entitled Guaidó says he’ll be returning to Venezuela for nationwide protests Monday on March…  read more

From Tulane News and Gulf Times: Current Venezuela protests different from past ones

March 6th, 2019

This story originally appeared in Tulane News and the Gulf Times entitled Current Venezuela protests different from past ones on March 1, 2019. A recent…  read more

Dr. Smilde published in New York Times: El Grupo de Contacto Internacional: la mejor oportunidad de Venezuela

February 13th, 2019

El Grupo de Contacto Internacional: la mejor oportunidad de Venezuela Por: DAVID SMILDE y GEOFF RAMSEY La semana pasada, el Grupo de Contacto Internacional (GCI)…  read more

From NPR: Sociologist David Smilde comments on allegiance of Venezuelan armed forces

February 4th, 2019

Dr. David Smilde, the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations at Tulane University, recently spoke with the NPR and commented on…  read more

The Latin American Library Announces the 2018-2019 Richard E. Greenleaf Scholars

January 15th, 2019

The Latin American Library is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018-2019 Richard E Greenleaf Fellowships. All four scholars will arrive during the spring…  read more

From The Hill: Tulane sociologist David Smilde argues against military intervention in Venezuela

January 8th, 2019

Dr. David Smilde, the Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations and Senior Associate Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and…  read more

Research Group MEGA Published in European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

December 18th, 2018

The European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies has published their Special Collection which includes eight articles by members of the Research Group MEGA,…  read more

Dr. Nora Lustig publishes in Brookings blog: Making the global financial system work for all

December 5th, 2018

Making the global financial system work for all: A message for the G-20 By: Nora Lustig From, November 30 to December 1, world leaders will…  read more

Students participate in the XVI annual Tulane University Student Conference on Latin America (TUSCLA)

December 3rd, 2018

On Saturday, December 1, Tulane University undergraduate and graduate students presented their research on Latin America at the XVI Annual Tulane University Student Conference on…  read more

From Tulane School of Liberal Arts Newsletter: At the Intersection of Media, Politics, and Democracy

November 29th, 2018

This story originally appeared in Tulane School of Liberal Arts Newsletter titled At the Intersection of Media, Politics, and Democracy on November 29, 2018. Story…  read more

Opening for CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellows

November 5th, 2018

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) invites applications for four (4) research fellowships for the Academic Year of 2019-2020, two with program administration…  read more

XUTULAC students discuss gentrification with filmmaker Kurt Orderson

November 1st, 2018

Student participants in the Xavier-Tulane Partnership for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (XUTULAC) were among the audience of over 70 people who attended the Altman…  read more

Dr. Menaldo spoke on Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy

October 30th, 2018

Dr. Victor Menaldo, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Washington, presented his book, Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy, as part…  read more

Tulane Professor of Economics Nora Lustig co-edits new book "Decling Inequality in Latin America: A Decade of Progress?"

October 23rd, 2018

Latin America is often singled out for its high and persistent income inequality. Toward the end of the 1990s, however, income concentration began to fall…  read more

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Critical Issues in Democratic Governance: Spring 2019 CIPR Series

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Latin America faces major threats to democratic governance, but there are also new opportunities for grassroots mobilization and social policy expansion. In Critical Issues in Democratic Governance the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research will host speakers to discuss emerging issues that have surfaced in democratic governance in the region. In Brazil, the AIDS movement constructed a powerful new advocacy coalition, with coordination between bureaucrats and activities. In Argentina and Brazil, there are sharp contrasts in the social welfare policies that governors and mayors have implemented, with profound consequences for livelihood of the poor and marginalized. Finally, the outbreak of violence across Latin America, under democratic regimes raises questions about how criminal organizations compete for influence over transnational illicit networks and infiltrate the state.

Spring 2019 Schedule

February 8, 2019
State-Sponsored Activism: Bureaucrats and Social Movements in Democratic Brazil
Jessica Rich, Marquette University

February 22, 2019
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Greenleaf Conference Room in Jones 100A
Uneven Social Policies: The Politics of Subnational Variation in Latin America
Sara Niedzwiecki, University of California, Santa Cruz

April 5, 2019
Homicidal Ecologies: Illicit Economies and Complicit States in Latin America
Deborah Yashar, Princeton University

Please RSVP to cipr@tulane.edu.