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Podcast  Edésio Fernandes: Informal Urban Land Development

This is the podcast for a lecture by Edésio Fernandes, one of the leading scholars of urban informality, that took place on February 25th at…  read more

Podcast  Paulo Affonso Leme Machado: A Reforma da legislaçao florestal no Brasil

Please note that the podcast is in Portuguese. Paulo Affonso Leme Machado nasceu em 1939 numa pequena cidade do Estado de São Paulo, que é…  read more

Podcast  Timothy Power discusses Brazilian Democracy and Presidents

Timothy Power, professor at Oxford University, spoke at Tulane University on December 5th, 2012 about Brazilian Democracy and it’s most recent presidents: Lula da Silva…  read more

Podcast  Fabrice Lehoucq, "The Politics of Modern Central America: Civil War, Democratization, and Underdevelopment

On November 8, 2012, the Center for Inter-American Policy welcomed Fabrice Lehoucq to discuss his latest work, The Politics of Modern Central America: Civil War,…  read more

Podcast  Ariel Fiszbein: "About Human Development"

Ariel Fiszbein, Chief Economist of the World Bank Human Development Network, spoke at Tulane about Human Development on April 9th, 2012.  read more

Podcast  Kurt Weyland: Populism and Social Policy in Latin America

Populism and Social Policy in Latin America A podcast of the lecture by Professor Kurt Weyland on Dec 7, 2011 sponsored by CIPR. A summary…  read more

Podcast  Jeff Staton: Clarity & Compliance in the Inter-American Human Rights System

Evaluating Remedies to Human Rights Violations A podcast of the lecture by Jeff Staton on Nov. 10, 2011 sponsored by CIPR. A summary of the…  read more

Podcast  David Brown: Political Competition & Social Spending in Brazil

Political Competition and Social Spending in Brazil: A Municipal Level Analysis A podcast of the lecture by David Brown on October 6,2011, sponsored by CIPR.  read more

Podcast  Myron Rogers: Health and Well Being in CECOSESOLA

Health and Well-Being in CECOSESOLA: The Evolution of a 40-year-old Self-Organizing Venezuelan Cooperative A podcast of the lecture by Myron K. Rogers, sponsored by CIPR.…  read more

Podcast  Alberto J. Olvera: Deficits of Representation & Lack of Effectiveness in Mexican Civil Society

As part of the Representativeness and Effectiveness in Latin American Institutions and Democracies symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on March 24, 2011, Alberto…  read more

Podcast  Gonzalo de la Maza: Democratic Institutions & Political Effectiveness of Chilean Civil Society

As part of the Representativeness and Effectiveness in Latin American Institutions and Democracies symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on March 24, 2011, Gonzalo…  read more

Podcast  Evelina Dagnino: Meanings and Challenges of '€˜Representativeness'€™ in Brazilian Civil Society

As part of the Representativeness and Effectiveness in Latin American Institutions and Democracies symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on March 24, 2011, Evelina…  read more

Podcast  Daniel A. Sabsay: Judiciary & Democracy in Argentina

As part of the Representativeness and Effectiveness in Latin American Institutions and Democracies symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on March 24, 2011, Daniel…  read more

Podcast  Julio Ríos: Judicial Institutions in Mexico'€™s Transition to Democracy

As part of the Representativeness and Effectiveness in Latin American Institutions and Democracies symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on March 24, 2011, Julio…  read more

Podcast  Mathew Ingram: Ideational Origins of Judicial Strength, Progressive Court Building in Brazilian States

As part of the Representativeness and Effectiveness in Latin American Institutions and Democracies symposium held at Tulane University New Orleans on March 24, 2011, Mattew…  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.