Brazil

2020 Apr 16

POSTPONED: The Question of Race in the Works of the Afro-Brazilian writer Lima Barreto (1881-1922)

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Felipe Botelho Correa, Associate Professor, King´s College London

Moderator: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Affiliated Professor in African and African American Studies; Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

This presentation will focus on how the works of the celebrated Afro-Brazilian writer Lima Barreto engaged with the transnational debate on race in the first decades of the twentieth century.

Felipe Botelho Correa is a literary and...

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Professor Bruno Carvalho

Bruno Carvalho

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Affiliated Professor in African and African American Studies; Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design
Faculty Co-Chair, Brazil Studies Program

Bruno Carvalho works on cities as lived and imagined spaces. He studies relationships between cultural practices and urbanization, specializing on Brazil...

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2020 Feb 06

Political Intermediation in the Digital Age: Is There A Way Out of Populism? 

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

L-382 (Khan Room), Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street

 

Speaker: Miguel Lago, Lecturer of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Executive Director, Institute for Health Policy Studies

Moderator: Nathalie Gazzaneo, MPP candidate, HKS.

Event Description: The rise of populism is directly connected to the crisis of trust in political parties, mainstream media and trade unions. But it is also connected to the emergence of social media, where intermediaries tend do be removed in different activities....

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2020 Feb 04

Brazil Under Bolsonaro: Brasil Acima de Tudo, Deus Acima de Todos

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250

Speaker: Amy Erica Smith, Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor and Associate Professor of Political Science, Iowa State University               

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

How have Brazilian society and politics changed in Jair Bolsonaro's first year in the presidency? In rhetoric and style, Bolsonaro has intensified culture war politics, setting his camp up for Manichean battles against perceived enemies who range from the LGBT community to "cultural Marxists...

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DRCLAS announces Clémence Jouët-Pastré Brazil Travel Fellowship

January 19, 2020

The Clémence Jouët-Pastré Brazil Travel Fellowship is intended to enable undergraduates or graduating seniors to pursue a transformational experience in Brazil. Inspired by the memory of Clémence Jouët-Pastré, who as Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures opened the doors for hundreds of Harvard students to study and experience Brazil, the Fellowship award can be utilized to support research, language study, volunteer work and/or independent projects spanning any field or topic. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a deep understanding of Brazilian...

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2019 Oct 21

Environmental and Climate Science Under Attack: What is Happening in the Amazon?

11:00am

Location: 

Harvard University Center for the Environment, MCZ 440

Speakers: 
Tasso Azevedo, General Coordinator, SEEG Network and MapBiomas; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
Beto Veríssimo, Co-founder, Imazon; Director, Amazon Center for Entrepreneurship; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
Gina McCarthy, former U.S. EPA Administrator, Director, C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Moderator: Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Director,...

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2019 Sep 30

Voting for Strongmen: Nationalist and Populist Leadership in Brazil and India

4:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S020

Speakers:
Rachel Brule, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy, Boston University
Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Around the world, numerous nations have witnessed a resurgence of strongman politics — and with it, many governments are bypassing democratic norms and embracing populist ideals. Focusing on President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Prime Minister Modi of India, the speakers on this panel will discuss what...

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Interview with PhD candidate Ana Luiza Penna

September 9, 2019
By Diego C. Smirne

You participated the Harvard-Brazil Collaborative Public Health Field Course twice, in 2014 as a student and in 2015 as a mentor. Why did you decide to take part in the course, and how did these experiences help you grow professionally and personally?


When I first heard about the course, I was immediately interested in its proposition: academic excellence combined with on-the-ground learning, with a focus on major Brazilian public health issues. It is a very fertile combination that, unfortunately, many Public Health...

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