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Life without Lead: Contamination, Crisis, and Hope in Uruguay

February 21st, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join the Environmental Studies Program and the School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University in welcoming Daniel Renfrew, West Virginia University, who will giving a…  read more

The Liberace of Lucha Libre: An Evening with American-born Mexican luchador Cassandro

February 20th, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, the Newcomb Art Museum, Amigos de los Amigos, and krewedelusion in welcoming American-born Mexican luchador Saúl…  read more

City, Community, and Culture Symposium VOICES

February 15th, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The City, Culture, and Community (CCC) Annual Graduate Symposium will be held on February 15, 2019. The 2019 symposium, VOICES: Visibility, Orientation, Identity, Creativity, Environment,…  read more

Populism: Latin America in Comparative Perspective

February 15th, 2019

Please join us next Friday, February 15 for a symposium: Populism: Latin America in Comparative Perspective This event will take place from 10am to 4:30…  read more

Populism: Latin America in Comparative Perspective

February 15th, 2019

On the 15th of February, CIPR (Tulane University) held an international Conference on Populism. There were three panels: in the first, Populism and Democracy, Enrique…  read more

Amazônia Ocupada exhibit and symposium to feature Amazonian scholars and Brazilian photographer João Farkas

February 8th, 2019 - February 9th, 2019

The Latin American Library in collaboration with the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Departments of History and Spanish & Portuguese at Tulane…  read more

In the Shadows of Slavery and Colonialism: A Symposium on Intersectionality and the Law

February 8th, 2019
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

The Tulane and New Orleans communities are invited to join the Newcomb College Institute (NCI) for a day-long symposium In the Shadows of Slavery and…  read more

Critical Issues in Democratic Governance: Spring 2019 CIPR Series

February 8th, 2019 - April 5th, 2019

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…  read more

CIPR Speaker Series Critical Issues in Democractic Governance welcomes Jessica Rich

February 8th, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Join the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Jessica Rich as part of the…  read more

Annual LAGO Conference and Keynote Address: Discourses and Processes of Hybridity in Latin America

February 1st, 2019 - February 3rd, 2019

Join the Latin Americanist Graduate Organization (LAGO) for their annual conference from Friday, February 1 – Sunday, February 3. This year’s conference, Entanglement and the…  read more

Stone Center for Latin American Studies to host 11th annual Workshop on Field Research Methods

January 26th, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies for the 11th Annual Weekend Workshop on Field Research Methods on Saturday, January 26, 2019.…  read more

Sociology Colloquium Series to host talk by Javier Auyero on collusion and violence in Argentina

January 24th, 2019
3:30 PM

Join the Sociology Department at Tulane University in welcoming Dr. Javier Auyero, for a talk titled The Ambivalent State: Collusion and Violence in Latin America…  read more

China's Belt and Road Initiative in Latin America: New Wine in Old Bottles?

January 23rd, 2019
12:00 PM

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research will be hosting Dr. Matt Ferchen for a talk titled China’s belt and Road Initiative in Latin America:…  read more

Dr. Erika Robb Larkins to present research in talk on Brazil's Private Security Sector

January 23rd, 2019
4:00 PM

Join the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Erika Robb Larkins for a talk titled Mall Cops and Bodyguards: Civility, Expendability, and…  read more

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

November 16th, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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…  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.