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CIAPA Experience Info Session with Returned Students

March 5th, 2015
5:15-6:15

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A Lecture by Michael Shifter: "Shift in U.S.-Cuba Policy: Implications for Hemispheric Relations."

March 17th, 2015
12:30 PM

RSVP required for lecture and luncheon. Please join us for a lecture by Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue, the premier think-tank on Western…  read more

Book Launch and Reception for "Scholars, Policymakers & International Affairs: Finding Common Cause."

March 25th, 2015
3:00 PM

Please join us for the book launch of Scholars, Policymakers & International Affairs: Finding Common Cause (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), by Dr. Abraham F.…  read more

A Lecture by Dr. Carmen Diana Deere: "Gender, Asset Accumulation and Wealth in Ecuador."

March 3rd, 2015
11:00 AM-12:30 PM

A lecture by Dr. Carmen Diana Deere, Distinguished Professor of Latin American Studies and Food & Resource Economics at the University of Florida, Gender, Asset…  read more

Contesting Trade in Central America: Market Reform and Resistance

February 27th, 2015
4:00 PM

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Rose J. Spalding, Professor of Political Science, DePaul University. Dr. Spalding will present her recent book Contesting…  read more

12/17 in the history of Cuban-US Relations: Causes, Results, Repercussions

February 20th, 2015
4 PM

Dr. Carlos Alzugaray Treto, of the Asociación de Escritores, Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC) and Consejo Editorial Revista Temas, will present a…  read more

A Presentation and Discussion with Dr. Daniel Bonilla Maldonado

February 3rd, 2015
12:00-1:30 PM

The Payson Center for International Development and the center for Inter-American Policy and Research invite you to: “The Political Economy of Legal Knowledge” A presentation…  read more

Arturo Sotomayor: The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper, Lecture on November 7 at 4pm

November 7th, 2014
4:00pm

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Arturo Sotomayor, assistant professor at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Sotomayor will present his newest book The…  read more

Social and Environmental Safeguards, Policies and Practices in International Development: Discussion with Carlos Pérez-Brito

October 29th, 2014
4:30pm

Currently a social specialist from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Carlos Pérez-Brito is responsible for managing social and environmental safeguards in the public and private…  read more

Social Equity Matters & Greener Houses Can Help: talk with Manuel Antonio Aguilar

October 21st, 2014
3:30pm

In this session, Manuel Antonio Aguilar, President of CASSA will discuss the background of social housing, the current technologies available, the variables needed for a…  read more

Geography is not Destiny and History need not Repeat: Don Leondard

October 3rd, 2014
2:00pm

The first talk of the Tulane University Political Science Seminar takes place on Friday, October 3rd in Norman Mayer 125A. The speaker will be Don…  read more

Reimagining Race, Class, and Identity in the New World

September 12th, 2014
6:00 PM

Assistant Professor Mia Bagneris will lecture on "Reimagining Race, Class, and Identity in the New World," on Friday, September 12 at 6pm at the New…  read more

Lecture by Ivan Moraes Filho

August 26th, 2014
12:30pm - 1:45pm

The struggle for urban and communication rights in Brazil: Lessons from the "Occupy Estelita" movement in Recife A lecture by Ivan Moraes Filho, director of…  read more

Welcome Reception for Stone Center and CIPR Post-Docs

August 20th, 2014
4:30pm

The Stone Center and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research cordially invite you to a reception to welcome the 2014-2015 Post-Doctoral Fellows: Susan Bridle…  read more

CIPR/Inter-American Dialogue joint seminar features Ebrahim Asvat and Marco Gandásegui

June 24th, 2014
4:00pm

The Inter-American Dialogue and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University is pleased to introduce another round table discussion on critical political…  read more

Social Policy in Latin America since the Left Turn: A Roundtable Discussion

April 1st, 2014
11:00am

Please join us for a Social Policy Roundtable, on April 1st, 2014 at 11:00am in the Stibbs Conference Room, featuring: Mary Clark Associate professor of…  read more

Paolo Spadoni presents new book on Cuban economy

March 28th, 2014
12:30pm

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Paolo Spadoni, assistant professor of political science at Georgia Regents University, on March 28th at 12:30pm. Spadoni…  read more

CIPR/Inter-American Dialogue joint seminar features Roberto Rubio and Salvador Samayoa

February 7th, 2014
8:30am

The Inter-American Dialogue and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University is pleased to introduce another round table discussion on critical political…  read more

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CIAPA Experience Info Session with Returned Students

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A Lecture by Michael Shifter: "Shift in U.S.-Cuba Policy: Implications for Hemispheric Relations."

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RSVP required for lecture and luncheon.
Please join us for a lecture by Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue, the premier think-tank on Western Hemisphere affairs in Washington, D.C.

The announcement, last December 17th, that the United States would move towards normalization of its diplomatic relations with Cuba, generated questions about the move's potential impact. Some observers have interpreted the move as a harbinger of better times for ordinary Cubans, while others have expressed doubts about its potential for improving human rights and political freedoms. All agree, however, that the shift in policy is historic, and that it is bound to have profound implications for hemispheric relations. As a long-time observer of inter-American affairs, Michael Shifter is in a privileged position to assess those implications, and the likely scenarios in which they might unfold.

Michael Shifter is president of the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington-based forum on Western Hemisphere affairs. Since 1993, Mr. Shifter has been adjunct professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, where he teaches Latin American politics. Mr. Shifter writes and talks widely on U.S.-Latin American relations and hemispheric affairs. His recent articles have appeared in major U.S. and Latin American publications such as The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Journal of Democracy, Harvard International Review, Clarin, O Estado de S. Paulo, and Cambio, and he is co-editor, along with Jorge Domínguez, of Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. He is also a contributing editor to Current History. Since 1996, he has frequently testified before Congress about U.S. policy towards Latin America. Prior to joining the Inter-American Dialogue, Mr. Shifter directed the Latin American and Caribbean program at the National Endowment for Democracy and, before that, the Ford Foundation's governance and human rights program in the Andean region and Southern Cone where he was based in Lima, Peru, and subsequently, in Santiago, Chile.

To reserve a spot or for more information please contact cipr@tulane.edu or visit the cipr website

Book Launch and Reception for "Scholars, Policymakers & International Affairs: Finding Common Cause."

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Please join us for the book launch of Scholars, Policymakers & International Affairs: Finding Common Cause (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014), by Dr. Abraham F. Lowenthal, USC, and Mariano E. Bertucci, CIPR, Tulane. RSVP requested.

Scholars, Policymakers & International Affairs shows how to build mutually beneficial connections between the worlds of ideas and action, analysis and policy. Drawing on contributions from top international scholars with policy experience as well as senior policymakers, Lowenthal and Bertucci make the case that scholars can both strengthen their research and contribute to improved policies while protecting academia from the risks of active participation in the policy process. Many scholars believe that policymakers are more interested in processes and outcomes than in understanding causality. Many policymakers believe that scholars are absorved in abstract and self-referential debates and that they are primarily focused on crafting theories rather than developing solutions to pressing policy issues.

The book’s contributors discuss how these obstacles can be overcome. Case studies illustrate how scholars have helped reduce income inequality, promote democratic governance, and enhance inter-American cooperation. These success stories are balanced by studies on why academic analysts have had little positive impact on counternarcotics and citizen security policies. The conclusion identifies best practices and provides concrete recommendations to established scholars, junior faculty and graduate students, as well as to senior university officials, academic departments and centers and think tanks.

Abraham F. Lowenthal, professor emeritus of the University of Southern California and president emeritus of the Pacific Council on International Policy, was founding director of both the Inter-American Dialogue and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program. Mariano E. Bertucci is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University.

To RSVP or for more information contact cipr@tulane.edu or visit CIPR’s website.