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Spring 2012 Events at a Glance

January 17th, 2012 - April 30th, 2012

January 23, 2012
MARCIA NINA BERNARDES
Center for Human Rights, Faculty of Law
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Co-sponsored with the Tulane Law School’s Payson Center for International Development and the Eason-Weinmann Center for Comparative Law

January 30, 2012
SILVIA NASAR
Award-winning author of The Grand Persuit and The Beautiful Mind, adopted into the film featuring Russell Crowe
Co-sponsored with the Newcomb College Institute , The Murphy Institute , and Tulane Law School’s Payson Center for International Development

February 6, 2012
OLIVIER DABENE
Director of Political Science Department and Professor of Political Science
Political Observatory on Latin America and the Caribbean (OPALC) Paris, France

April 13, 2012
ARIEL FISZBEIN
Chief Economist, Human Development Network
The World Bank, Washington DC, USA

More events and details will be posted as they are confirmed.

Please email angela.reed@tulane.edu or call the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at 504.862.3141 for more information.

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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.