CIPR | Center For Inter-American Policy & Research

Tulane University

Sefira Fialkoff

Assistant Director

Contact Info
sfialkof@tulane.edu

Department Affiliation
Center for Inter-American Policy and Research

Sefira Fialkoff is the assistant director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR). She has lived and worked abroad in Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico and Kenya. She received her MS in Global Development from the Law School at Tulane University in 2015.

Degrees
  • M.S., Tulane University Law School, International Development, 2015
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, Global Economics, 2009
Academic Experience
  • Assistant Director, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, 2016-
Related Experience
  • Copy Editior, Tulane University & Global Development Network, 2016-
  • Researcher/Writer, Greater New Orleans Inc., 2015-2016
  • Communication Team Member, Halteman Consultants, 2014-2016
Language
  • Spanish
Overseas Experience
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Mexico
Key Responsibilities
  • Serves as initial and primary contact for the Center, responding to questions regarding Center mission, activities, and programs. Including ensuring daily operations are supportive of the Center‘€™s strategy, vision, and mission.
  • Works closely with the Executive Director and University Administrators in the development, preparation and implementation of the Center’s operational budgets. Maintains, forecasts, and tracks monthly expenditures and annual budgets.
  • Manages all aspects of the Postdoctoral Fellow Program to include assisting the Executive Director in the planning and execution of the selection process of Center post-doctoral fellows.
  • Makes decisions independently regarding catering, room reservations, travel and logistical arrangements; and oversees the provision of such services in a seamless and smooth manner. Ensures copyrights and other authorizations are obtained and respected when required.
  • Design, customize, and maintain the tactical implementation of content for web site and social media venues

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FLAS Summer Fellowship Application Deadline: February 14th, 2020

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The Stone Center for Latin American Studies receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships. FLAS fellowships administered by the Stone Center are available to undergraduate and graduate students for the intensive study over the summer of Kaqchikel Maya, Portuguese, or another less-commonly taught Latin American language. Graduate students wishing to engage in intensive study of such a language are encouraged to apply for one of these fellowships. Only U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply; and only intensive summer language programs that meet the FLAS guidelines will be considered. A listing of some of the approved programs is prepared by CLASP and available on-line. Program information and application packets for Tulane sponsored summer language programs can be found here.

The following FAQs offer further information on the application process and program guidelines for undergraduates and graduates respectively:

Summer FLAS FAQ for Undergraduates
Summer FLAS FAQ for Graduate Students

The Stone Center staff held an on-line information session on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. You can access the video and PowerPoint presentation here: FLAS SUMMER APPLICATION MATERIALS for 2020 All materials are PDF files, forms are in fillable PDF format.

All application materials, including the faculty recommendation form, proposal narrative, and financial need statement or FAFSA EFC, should be submitted electronically by email according to the application guidelines. Please review these guidelines carefully.

For questions regarding the FLAS Fellowship, please contact Dr. Jimmy Huck by email at jhuck@tulane.edu OR Valerie McGinley at vmcgmar@tulane.edu.