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Trita Parsi is the 2010 recipient of the $200,000 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He is an award-winning author with a focus on US foreign policy in the Middle East. His first book, Treacherous Alliance - The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the US (Yale University Press, 2007) won the Grawemeyer award and

And A Good Time Was Had By All: Alcohol and Feasting in Mesoamerica

Dorie Reents-Budet

Department of Arts of the Americas, Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Third Coast Residential Learning Community invites you to a film screening and discussion of By Invitation Only, a documentary film by Rebecca Snedeker.


Please join the Newcomb Art Department for the 2010 Art History Graduate Student Association Lecture, "The Apocalypse of the Duc de Berry and the Apocalyptic Great Schism," by Richard K. Emmerson, Visiting Distinguished Professor, Florida State University, on Thursday, February 27th at 6 pm in Stone Auditorium. This lecture is supported by the Terry K. Simmons Fund.

The Tulane Maya Symposium is a weekend of talks and workshops dedicated to the study of the Maya civilization. Since 2002, this yearly meeting has called upon scholars from a wide spectrum of specialties—archaeology, art history, cultural anthropology, epigraphy, history, and linguistics—to elucidate the many facets of Maya culture. The 2020 line-up of speakers and workshops will address food consumption practices over the span of ancient Maya prehistory.

Music Rising at Tulane invites you to Women and Movement #6: African American Women Affecting the Arts in New Orleans (Part II).

Five African American women will discuss what they think about the state of contemporary art(s) in New Orleans. This discussion will include consideration of the state of visual arts, music, literature, and the performing arts in this region. This conversation will also consider the politics of race, artistic agency, and artistic opportunity.


The Sociology Department invites the university community to our inaugural Favrot lecture. The lecture will take place at the Lavin-Bernick Center, Room 202, on Friday, January 31st, from 1-2:30PM. 

Starting this year Tulane is going to Rome with the French and Italian Department 5 weeks' program.

Students will study Italian Literature, Culture, Society related subjects in English and are also able to take a Global Management class, taught by a Business School professor. This class is counting for their BS Major and Minor. Since the goal of the program is to encourage students to experience Rome and Italian culture in their authentic context, the majority of courses are going to be held in situ and outside of the regular class environment.

Around thirty scholars and creative writers who contributed to the new collection of essays, New Orleans: A Literary History, edited by Tulane English Professor T. R. Johnson, will gather for an all-day symposium on January 25th in the Stibbs conference room of the LBC for a sequence of four panel discussions about the intersections between -- and the implications of -- their work. The symposium will begin at 9:15am with a general welcome.  The panels will then follow, thus: I. Creolism and Cosmpolitanism in the 18th and 19th centuries; II.

Geoffrey Weiss, a PhD student in the philosophy department, will be leading a discussion on whether certain actions are not only wrong to perform, but wrong to even consider.