Latin America

Job: Tenure- track Assistant Professor in Latin American Development Planning


This job listing was shared with the Paysonite community by faculty member, Dr. Nathan Morrow.

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Video: Recordings of Payson Events Held in October 2014


October was a busy month at the Payson Center as we welcomed three guest speakers to New Orleans for the Payson Graduate Student Association International Development Colloquium Series. All three speakers gave fascinating talks ranging in topics from urbanization in Kuwait to the importance of sustainable housing in Guatemala as well as the importance of studying the social and economic impact of development in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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Social and Environmental Safeguards, Policies and Practices in International Development

A discussion with Social Specialist, Carlos Pérez-Brito

Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:30pm

Border Encounters: 2014 LAGO Graduate Conference


At the Latin American Graduate Organization’s (LAGO) 2014 graduate conference, meet graduate scholars, faculty, and community leaders interested in Latin America across disciplines.

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Latin American Studies Field Research Symposium


Please join the Stone Center for Latin American Studies for its annual Graduate Student Summer Field Research Symposium. Every fall semester, Graduate Students who received a previous summer field research grant through the Stone Center present their summer field research experiences in a day long symposium. For more information, contact the Stone Center at 504) 865-5164 or

Symposium Schedule:

Breakfast: 8:00 – 8:30 am

Panel A 8:30 – 10:00 am

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Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America: A Commitment to Equity Conference

Commitment to Equity Conference

Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution in Latin America

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 and Friday, October 18th, 2013
Thursday 5:00pm-6:30pm; Friday 8:30am to 6:00pm

Thursday Greenleaf Conference Room, Friday Goldring Woldenberg Hall II, Room 1111

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Rethinking State Society Relations in Contemporary Latin America

The emergence, crisis, and collapse of neoliberalism gave way to new types of political regimes that set themselves the task of redefining state-society relationships to promote more socially inclusive polities. The accomplishments and shortcomings of those processes need yet to be evaluated, particularly from an encompassing, historically-informed perspective that is not afraid of challenging established assumptions and mainstream understandings of Latin America to do justice to current developments.

Event Date: 
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 10:40am

Combining study with UN internships in Latin America, Tulane announces the Master’s of International Development Panama Field Work Experience

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Contact: Sarah Harelson-Truxillo, Program Manager at

Tulane University Law School’s Payson Center for International Development is introducing an exciting new opportunity for students to complete a Panama Field Work Experience Master’s Program in International Development. Master’s students admitted for Fall of 2013 can enroll in the program! This will be the inaugural cohort!

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Dr. Nanette Svenson featured in Higher Education


We are excited to announce Dr. Nanette Svenson, Assistant Adjunct Professor with the Payson Center, has been published in Higher Education. Dr. Svenson has experience in the private sector, international development and academia, and currently works as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and various Panamanian public and private entities. She received a BA from Stanford University, an MBA from IESE in Barcelona, and an MS and PhD in International Development from Tulane University.

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