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Upcoming Events

October 2009

October 16-17th
Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference

March 2009

March 2nd
Time: 4:30 PM
(Reception to Follow)
Location: Earl K. Long Library, Room 407
The Legacy of Authoritarianism for Political Parties in Latin America
A talk by Professor Barbara Geddes, UCLA, Political Science

March 5th
Time: 3:00-4:30 PM
Location TBA
"The Worst I've Ever Seen:" Volunteers, Latin American Immigration, and the Katrina Clean-up."
A talk by Professor Sarah Hill, Western Michigan University, Anthropology

March 31st
Time:  3:00-4:15 PM
Location: Milneburg Hall, Room 320

“Colombia, Coca-Cola, and International Solidarity”

A talk by Gerardo Cajamarca Alarcón

April 2009

April 16th
Time:  3:00-4:15 PM
Location: Earl K. Long Library, Room 407

Beyond Bogotá: Diary of a Drug War Journalist in Colombia
A talk by Garry Leech, independent journalist


















Latin American Studies Program

The Latin American Studies program at the University of New Orleans seeks to create a supportive, intellectually stimulating, and interdisciplinary environment for students, faculty, and community members interested in the study of Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino Studies.  We do this through (a) educational activities (guest speakers; course development; visiting artists; outreach to local schools, businesses and media; service-learning opportunities; certificate programs; etc.) (b) research support (travel grants; conference awards; publications; conferences) and (c) creating social networks and building community (collaborations with other universities, student organizations, community organizations, and alumni; visiting professors; internships, social events).

Academic programming is diverse and vibrant at UNO’s Latin American Studies Program. While no degrees in Latin American and Caribbean Studies are offered, students wishing to obtain a minor in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and students in the BAIS program wishing to obtain a concentration in that field should visit the International Studies website ( or contact John Hazlett or Steve Striffler (

Latin American Studies also brings in a variety of artists, intellectuals, musicians, and entrepreneurs to share their experiences with the university community each year. In addition to these programs, at least one major academic conference is supported each year: Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference (

To receive announcements about upcoming speakers, conferences,
 and other events please contact Steve Striffler (



























Latin American Studies • College of Liberal Arts
Milneburg Hall, #202 • 2000 Lakeshore Drive • New Orleans, LA 70148
Main: (504) 280-3305
Fax: (504) 280-6486