"Trashing the University to Save the Environment" Review featured in the New Wave 

Dr. Toby Miller visited campus on March 16 and gave a speech in the Qatar Ballroom in an event co-sponsored by the Altman Program. Claire Davenport, in the New Wave, reported that "Miller emphasized the importance of creating a liberal arts program that focuses on fostering creativity in students to allow them to attack environmental issues." Read the rest of Davenport's write-up in the New Wave. 

The Altman Program Co-Presents: "Trashing the University to Save the Environment"


The Altman Program in International Studies and Business is proud to co-sponsor a talk by Dr. Toby Miller, "Trashing the University to Save the Environment." The talk will take place Monday, March 16 at 6:00 PM in the Qatar Ballroom of the LBC. Dr. Miller is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose teaching and research covers the media, sports, labor, gender, race, citizenship, politics and cultural policy, as well as the success of Hollywood overseas and the adverse effects of electronic waste. His talk will "focus on the art of waste, notably electronic or e-waste, and the art of labor." By using a perspective that crosses various disciplines, such as political economy, environmentalism and cultural studies, he will discuss the "material relations of meaning and the interplay of cultural subjectivity, ecology and power." He aims to refute the notion that "objects lack meaning or meanings exists independently of objects." 

You can view more information about the event on the Tulane University calendar!

The Altman Program Co-presents: "From Mao to the Mediterranean: The Political Origins and Economic Impact of Chinese Migration to Europe"


On Monday, February 23, 2015, Dr. Calvin Chen, Associate Professor of Politics at Mount Holyoke College, gave a talk about Chinese Migration to Europe. 

Scholars frequently note the global significance of China's economic resurgence while others highlight the transformative impact of Chinese immigration on local communities, especially in Europe. Almost none, however, treat the two developments as intertwined. By contrast, this presentation shows how Chinese economic dynamism (over 1 billion euro invested in Spain over the last 10 years) is deeply connected to the revitalization of Spanish industrial districts and neighborhoods. It also reveals how that perceived economic power has fragmented existing understandings of diversity and social inclusion and forced both the Spanish and Chinese to reassess fundamental notions of authority and citizenship. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Charles E. Dunbar, Jr., Fund of the Department of Political Science and the Altman Program in International Studies and Business. 

The Altman Program in the News: Jeffrey Altman in Visit to Tulane Campus

"Spend your time wisely and use your youth to learn and experience as much as possible," said Jeffrey Altman during the gathering with Altman Scholars in Spring 2014. This and other pieces of advice came Altman, benefactor of Altman Program. He also listened to what the Scholars had to say about their place and progress in the program. Read about the visit in this article from Tulane Magazine.

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The Altman Program Scholars in the News: Ethan Levy

Ethan Levy, one of 15 students in the first cohort of Altman Scholars, has been recently featured in Tulane's School of Liberal Arts newsletter. As the article pointed out, Ethan is a natural-born entrepreneur. While in middle school, he devised a way to profit when his friends outgrew their basketball shoes - shoe4you, a service to buy and sell last season's speakers. So, when it came time to choose a college, Tulane was a natural fit since the university is experiencing a fast-growing culture of social innovation and social entrepreneurship. Read here about Ethan and Ethan's projects in his first year at Tulane and Altman.


The Altman Program Speakers' Series: The Rise of China (Lecture Series)

The Altman Program in International Studies and Business is proud to co-sponsor a lecture series entitled "The Rise of China."  The lectures will happen throughout March and April 2013 and will bring to Tulane scholars from Harvard, Southern Methodist and Stanford Universities. You can read more about the event here: The Rise of China.



The Altman Program in the News: Altman Scholars, Global Citizens

The Newcomb-Tulane Collegian & Review, produced by the Newcomb-Tulane College Office of Cocurricular Programs, has just published the article about the Altman Program. Entitled "Altman Scholars, Global Citizens", the article features one of the Altman Scholars '16, Kaila Lopez. Read more here.

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The Altman Experience: The Fall 2012 Altman TIDES

The 15 students that make up each Altman cohort will take one class together each semester while studying at Tulane. The Altman TIDES course was the first of these cohort experiences. With an eye towards producing truly exception global citizens, Altman TIDES introduced students to the rich cultural fabric of New Orleans by examining past and present contributions made by peoples of different ethnicities and races. In the final week of this class, the group first met with the Director for Industrial Development for the Port of New Orleans, Mr. Chris Bonura. Students explored the confluence of government, politics, business, culture and economic influences in New Orleans. Two days later the group embarked on one of the port's boats to reflect on New Orleans from the Mississippi River, while exploring the port's buildings and structures and, of course, the beautiful mighty river itself.

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The Altman Program Speakers' Series: Squaring Russia's Monoculturalism with Multinationalism: Is Transnationalism the Solution?

Sergey Akopov, an associate professor at the Saint Petersburg North-West Presidential Academy of Public Administration (Russia), spoke at Tulane on November 14, 2012. The lecture, entitled "Squaring Russia's Monoculturalism with Multinationalism: Is Transnationalism the Solution" was sponsored by the Altman Program. Read more on Sergey Akopov on "Squaring Russia's Monoculturalism with Multinationalism: Is Transnationalism the Solution?"




The Altman Program in the News: New Program Aims to Produce Global Scholars

This fall, Tulane University launched a new interdisciplinary program aimed at preparing students to take on the challenges of an increasingly interconnected world. It combines business savvy with global thinking say professors of practice Myke Yest and Casey Love, who co-direct the program. Read more >>>


The Altman Program in the News: $8.3 Million Gift Funds New Dual Degree

The Jeffrey A. Altman Foundation has pledged $8.3 million to Tulane University to establish a new dual-degree program in business and international studies. Similar programs are available at only a handful of select universities nationwide. Read more >>>


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