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International Education Week
(Re)Imagining Borderlands and Shared Cultures in Between

For International Education Week (IEW), Tulane University is exploring the theme (Re)Imagining Borderlands & Shared Cultures in Between to encourage a celebration of Tulane’s global community of students and scholars and spotlight the international research, collaborations, and learning that our students, faculty, and staff are engaged in around the world. IEW is a joint national initiative of the Departments of State and Education to think more deeply about and celebrate internationalization across U.S. campuses.


At Tulane, International Education Week is meant to cultivate spaces for global awareness across borders, fostering an inclusive international community, and facilitate impactful global learning and engagement, while also aligning with our institutional mission of equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Kick-Off Party: Live Music, Free Food, Community & More!


You're invited to join Tulane Global, the Office of International Students and Scholars, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Tulane international community for live music, refreshments and fellowship to kick off International Education Week!



Monday, November 14, 6pm, Qatar Room (LBC)


Music by

Geovane Santos Brazilian Jazz Trio and Casa Samba




Daniel Alarcón: Keynote Speaker

DATE: Tuesday, November 15 / TIME: 5:30 pm

Freeman Auditorium (Woldernberg Art Center)

Daniel Alarcón is a Peruvian-American writer, journalist, professor, and radio producer. Professor of Journalism at Columbia University and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (2021). His work explores the social, cultural, and linguistic ties that connect people throughout Latin America and the United States. Author of Lost City Radio (2007), At Night We Walk in Circles (2013) and The King is Always Above the People (2017), he is also a contributing writer at The New Yorker, where he covers Latin America.

Daniel is the co-founder of the renowned podcasts Radio Ambulante and El Hilo, both a collaborative and transnational enterprise integrating stories from 20+ countries and resulting in more than 8 million downloads a year. These interactive audiovisual platforms have also become a widely used educational tool for journalism and Spanish classes.

We are excited to announce that Daniel Alarcón is this year’s speaker for the School of Liberal Arts Bobby Yan Lectureship in Media and Social Change, which is part of the Tulane Trailblazers initiative, celebrating the contributions of people from diverse backgrounds who have made a substantial and lasting impact at Tulane. The lectureship is named after seven-time Emmy Award winner Bobby Yan, a 1995 Tulane graduate who founded Tulane’s Asian American Student Union.

During his visit, Daniel will also join this year’s Distinguished Greenleaf Lecture Series sponsored by the Center of Inter-American Policy and Research and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. The series focuses on the importance of investigative journalism for democracy highlighting how Latin American journalists have taken advantage of the same technological trends affecting print journalism to create new spaces where they can continue fulfilling the journalistic mission of ensuring transparency and accountability. 

Sponsors: School of Liberal ArtsCenter for Inter-American Policy & Research, Freeman School of Business, Fulbright Association, Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Office of Academic Affairs & Provost, Tulane Global

Tulane IEW 2022 Keynote Speaker Daniel Alarcón
Tulane IEW 2022 Keynote Speaker Natalie Diaz

Natalie Diaz: Keynote Speaker

DATE: Wednesday, November 16 / TIME: 5:30 pm

Freeman Auditorium (Woldernberg Art Center)

Natalie Diaz was born and raised in the Fort Mojave Indian Village, on the banks of the Colorado River and is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Tribe. She identifies herself as Indigenous, Latinx, and Queer.

Natalie is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Mojave American Poet, MacArthur Foundation Fellow (2018), Lannan Literary Fellow, and a Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Artist Fellow. She is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Arizona State University, a language activist and co-founder of the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands.

Author of Postcolonial Love Poem (2021) – winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry – and When My Brother Was an Aztec (2012), Natalie's work have also appeared in Narrative Magazine, Guernica, Poetry Magazine, the New Republic, Tin House, and Prairie Schooner, among others.


Sponsors: Altman Program in International Studies & Business, Middle American Research Institute, Newcomb Institute, Office of Academic Affairs & Provost, Office of Equity, Diversity & InclusionTulane Global

Main Events



IEW Kick-Off Breakfast

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Collins C. Diboll Gallery (Downtown)
9:00 am - 10:00 am

International Education Week Reception

Qatar Room (LBC)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Register HERE



TU Citizens Global Café

Mezzanine (LBC)
2 pm - 4 pm

Register HERE




Interactive & Multimedia Keynote Lecture by Daniel Alarcón & Reception

Freeman Auditorium (Woldenberg Art Center)
5:30 pm - 8 pm




Closing Keynote Lecture by Natalie Diaz & Reception

Freeman Auditorium (Woldenberg Art Center)
5:30 pm - 8 pm


Satellite Events

Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 3:00 pm - Tulane Immigration Law Society hosts the talk "What is Citizenship?" by Homero Lopez Jr, Director/Managing Attorney of Immigration Services and Legal Advocacy (ISLA) in New Orleans)    REGISTER HERE

Wednesday, Nov. 16: Intl. Students go to the New Orleans’ Pelicans Basketball Game (SOLD OUT!)

Thursday, Nov. 17: Office of International Students & Scholars - Connect Workshops    REGISTER HERE  International Student Advisory Board- International Alumni Career Panel - Nail Your Future in the U.S. REGISTER HERE

Ongoing: Exhibitions at Middle American Research Institute, Newcomb Art Museum, Howard Tilton Memorial Library, Celebrate international lunch menus at the Chef’s Table on the second floor of The Commons

EDI Climate Survey: Tulane faculty, staff and students, please take the university-wide Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Climate Survey to assess our EDI climate on campus by November 17, 2022.  TAKE SURVEY HEREborators