Brazil Studies

2018 Mar 01

Language and Cognitive Development of Children in Brazil: Salvador and Natal

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Gigi Luk, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard University and Nadine Gaab, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard University

The study of child development in Brazil offers an opportunity to broaden our understanding on cultural variations. In this talk, we will share our past and ongoing projects conducted in Brazil on language, cognition, and literacy. Their work has focused on using behavioral and neuroimaging methods to examine language and literacy in children.

Nadine Gaab received a PhD...

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2017 Nov 30

Harvesting Influence: The Building of the Bancada Ruralista from the Constituinte to Today

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Belén Fernández Milmanda, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

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

Belén Fernández Milmanda will be presenting the Brazilian chapter of my dissertation which studies how rural elites organize to influence policy-making in contemporary Latin America. She will be focusing on the case of the Bancada Ruralista and how they have evolved to become one of the most powerful groups in the Brazilian Congress...

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2017 Nov 21

On the Ballots, in the Streets or under the Table: Explaining Business Political Strategies in Latin America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Belén Fernández Milmanda, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

Belen will be presenting an advance of her dissertation which studies how rural elites organize to influence policy-making in Argentina, Brazil and Chile and explains why they have chosen different strategies of political participation.

Belén Fernández Milmanda is a fifth-year Ph. D. candidate at the Government Department. Before coming...

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2017 Nov 13

Vazante Film Screening

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street

Film screening of Vazante (2017) with director Daniela Thomas. A critically acclaimed tragedy set in early 19th century colonial Brazil.

Vazante

2017 Nov 02

Brazil's Aesthetic Condition: João Cabral de Melo Neto on Poetry and Society

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Nathaniel Wolfson, College Fellow, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

In the post-war years, the poet João Cabral de Melo Neto reflected on the state of literature in Brazil and in particular the question of how poetry can...

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2017 Oct 12

Brazil Between Reality and Fiction: Macunaíma and the Cultural Heritage of the Anthropophagy Movement

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Sonia Netto Salomão, Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Language and Literature, Sapienza University of Rome

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

The lecture illustrates the synthesis of foreign visions of Brazil and their influence on the Brazilian construction of identity best summarized in Macunaíma the novel which is a specific example of the coming together of literature history and theory. Sonia Netto Salomão has been a Full...

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