Brazil Studies

2021 Oct 13

Language Endangerment And Language Vitality In The Brazilian Amazon: The Experience Of The Tuparí And Other Native Peoples Of The Rio Branco Indigenous Territory

6:00pm to 7:30pm


This event is virtual, to register click here.

Speaker: Adam Roth Singerman, Harvard University

Adam Singerman received his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago in 2018. His dissertation and subsequent research have focused on the grammar of Tuparí, an Indigenous language spoken by between 350 and 400 people in the Brazilian...

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2021 Sep 28

Rethinking Malaria in the Context of COVID–19: Malaria Governance, Integrated Service Delivery, Training & Capacity Building for Malaria

Repeats every day until Wed Sep 29 2021 .
9:00am to 11:30am


This event is virtual, to register click here.

In keeping with a longstanding academic tradition, multidisciplinary perspectives from diverse stakeholders and discussants will be offered in a neutral and inclusive learning environment during this 2-day, public webinar. Q&A will be available during portions of the proceedings for broader engagement. Together, we will identify and discuss actions—including some of...

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2021 Nov 10

Are the Military a Threat to Brazilian Democracy Today?

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is virtual, to register click here.

Speakers: Maud Chirio, Associate Professor of History, Université Gustave Eiffel; João Roberto Martins Filho, Full Professor, Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar); and Natalia Viana, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Agência Pública; Nieman Fellow ´22
Moderated by: Sidney Chalhoub...

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2021 Oct 20

“We know and walk together”: Contemporary Indigenous Art in Brazil

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is virtual and will be held in Portuguese with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

Speakers: Claudia Mattos Avolese, Associate Professor, UNICAMP; Naine Terena, Artist, Art-educator, and Professor, Catholic University in Mato Grosso do Sul
Moderated by: Ana Laura Malmaceda, PhD student in Romance Languages,...

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2021 Sep 15

Imagining Collective Futures in the Amazon

12:00pm to 1:15pm


This event is virtual and will be held in English and Portuguese with simultaneous translation to both languages. To register, click here.

The extraction of natural resources in the Amazon only continues to increase, resulting in a record number of land-related conflicts, deforestation, and murders of environmental defenders, disproportionately affecting Indigenous and peasant populations....

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2021 Oct 27

The Population Census in Brazil and the US: Importance, Challenges, and Confidentiality

12:00pm to 1:15pm


This event is virtual, to register click here.

Speakers: John Abowd, Associate Director for Research and Methodology and Chief Scientist, United States Census Bureau; Eduardo Rios Neto, President, Brazilian National Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
Moderated by: Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair, Department...

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2021 Nov 17

The Gendered Division of Governing Labor: How Activism Thrives in Rio de Janeiro’s Gang Territories

12:00pm to 1:15pm


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Speaker: Anjuli Fahlberg, Assistant Professor, Tufts University
Moderated by: Yanilda Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University

Across Latin America, the rise of armed drug trafficking organizations and militarized policing in poor neighborhoods has created numerous obstacles for...

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2021 Nov 04

Film Screening: “Marighella” - Conversation with Maria Marighella

6:00pm


This event is virtual and will be held in Portuguese. To register, click here.

Speaker: Maria Marighella, City Council member of Salvador, Bahia; Carlos Marighella's grandaughter
Moderated by: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and African and African-American Studies, Harvard University

One of the most acclaimed Brazilian film productions of 2019...

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2021 Sep 14

Prospects for Post-COVID Economic Recovery in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

The economic toll of the Covid crisis on Latin America has been catastrophic. According to The Economist, whereas global GDP contracted by 3% last year, that of Latin America and the Caribbean fell on average by 7%, the worst of any region tracked by the IMF. Lengthy lockdowns have contributed to the exacerbation of poverty and inequality, and school closures threaten a...

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2021 Nov 16

Impact of Venezuela Migration on Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Of the more than 5.6 million Venezuelans who have left Venezuela since 2017, more than 70 percent have migrated to Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Despite their stated intention to remain in the countries that received them, they often lack regular migration status, and they have suffered from unemployment or employment discrimination and restricted access to health...

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