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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

From the Washington Post: Tulane Sociologist Daivd Smilde comments on propaganda in Venezuelan media

October 16th, 2018

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

Sophia Mcclennen to discuss Latin American cinema, globalization, and politics during talk and workshop

October 11th, 2018

Join the Spanish and Portuguese department at Tulane University in welcoming Dr. Sophia Mcclennen for a talk and workshop discussing globalization, Latin American cinema, and…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: International Education Week celebrates global education

October 9th, 2018

This story originally appeared in Tulane New Wave entitled International Education Week celebrates global education, on October 8, 2018. Story by New Wave staff (newwave@tulane.edu).…  read more

Tulane Sociologist David Smilde comments on U.S. foreign policy and sanctions in Venezuela

September 27th, 2018

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

From Tulane Admission Blog: Puerto Rico guest students share experiences here at Tulane

September 21st, 2018

This story originally appeared in the Tulane University Admission Blog entitled Shelter from the Storm: Part II, on September 20, 2018. Story by Director of…  read more

From Tulane New Wave: Tulane mental health experts assist Puerto Rico post-Maria

September 20th, 2018

This story originally appeared in Tulane New Wave entitled Tulane mental health experts assist Puerto Rico post-Maria, on September 19, 2018. Story by New Wave…  read more

Tulane Latin Americanists come together for Gran Fiesta celebration

September 18th, 2018

On Friday, September 7, Latin Americanist faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduates across disciplines enjoyed a reception hosted by the Stone Center for Latin American…  read more

The Commitment to Equity Handbook

September 14th, 2018

Inequality has emerged in recent years as a major topic of economic and political discussion, but it is often unclear whether governments can or should…  read more

Altman scholar Adrianna Schuder shares her experience with the FLAS fellowship in Brazil

September 11th, 2018

This story originally appeared on the Altman Program in International Studies & Business website titled Keeping up with Altmans: Adrianna Schuder Awarded FLAS Fellowship on…  read more

Caribbean and Cuban programming to be featured at the 29th annual New Orleans Film Festival

September 5th, 2018

The 29th annual New Orleans Film Festival will be held from October 17 – October 25, 2018, in participating venues across New Orleans. Born in…  read more

Fall Events and Lectures by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

August 31st, 2018

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University is excited to announce the upcoming lectures and events for the Fall 2018 semester. September 12,…  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.