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Indigenous Land Rights & Environmental Protection

February 8th, 2011
5:00 PM

Film & Lecture Featuring Lottie Cunningham Indigenous Land Rights and Environmental Protection: the Case of Awas Tingi v. Nicaragua The Center for Inter-American Policy and…  read more

Symposium: Venezuela from the Neutral Ground

January 28th, 2011
8:30AM - 6:30PM

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Department of Political Science invite you the symposium,…  read more

Rômulo Sampaio: Water Law in the US & Brazil

January 21st, 2011
5:00 PM

Water Law in the U.S. and Brazil – Climate Change and Two Approaches to Emerging Water Poverty Lecture and Reception Co-sponsored with the Tulane Law…  read more

Economics Seminar Series

January 20th, 2011 - April 21st, 2011

CLICK HERE for the Spring 2011 Economic Seminar Series schedule, held Fridays from noon-1:30 p.m. in 301 Tilton Hall, Tulane University New Orleans.  read more

Visiting Greenleaf Chair Symposium: Political Institutions, Power and Conflict in Central America

December 6th, 2010

Image: Legislative Assembly of El Salvador The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research were pleased to host…  read more

Spring 2011 Events At A Glance

December 3rd, 2010

Here’s a quick glance at the CIPR events this semester: Jan 21, 2011 Rômulo Sampaio Lecture & Discussion Water Law in the U.S. and Brazil…  read more

Greenleaf Symposium: Prof. Manuel Alcántara presents "Elections and Democracy in Latin America: 2009-2010"

November 29th, 2010
5:00 - 6:00 PM, reception to follow

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research are pleased to announce a presentation by Greenleaf Professor, Dr.…  read more

Mitch Seligson: Citizen Perspectives on Democracy

November 16th, 2010
12:00 PM

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) invites you to examine one of the few surveys of democratic opinion and behavior that covers the…  read more

Not Tokens Anymore: A Study of Presidential Cabinets with Particular Attention to Gender

November 5th, 2010
12:00 PM

A lecture by Michelle Taylor-Robinson Lecture. _Are Latin American women as successful in government as their male colleagues? What positions do women in Latin American…  read more

Professionalizing Politics in Latin America: Reflections on the Relationship between Politicians and Politics

November 2nd, 2010
6:00 PM

A Discussion with Professor Manuel Alcántara, Distinguished Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies Discussants: Martín Mendoza-Botelho, Department of Political Science Annabella España-Nájera,…  read more

Happiness around the World:

October 22nd, 2010
12:00 PM

The Paradox of Happy Peasants and Miserable Millionaires – October 22 – A lecture by Carol Graham Can we really answer the question what makes…  read more

Economics Seminar Series

August 27th, 2010 - December 3rd, 2010
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Please follow the link below for the list of lectures to be held during the Economics Seminar Series this fall. The seminar series as well…  read more

Latin America & Outreach

May 20th, 2010 - May 21st, 2010

A working meeting sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs that aims to highlight five…  read more

Andres Cañizales Talk: "Chavez, Media, and Political Conflict in Venezuela"

April 15th, 2010
5:00 - 6:30 PM (reception to follow)

The School of Liberal Arts, The Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research are pleased to announce a…  read more

XIV Meetings of the LACEA/ IADB/ WB/ UNDP Research Network on Inequality and Poverty

April 9th, 2010

Schedule 9:00 – 9:15 Welcome Ludovico Feoli and Nora Lustig (Tulane University) 9:15-10:45 Session I Chair: Nora Lustig (Tulane University) ‘€œPermanent effects of economic crises…  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.