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Latin America Initiative: Brazil Symposium

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Global Protests, Local Realities: Understanding the Massive Brazilian Street Protests of 2013

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
International Lounge, Usdan Student Center
Brandeis University

The symposium provides a unique opportunity to discuss and analyze the recent popular uprisings in Brazil from a multidisciplinary lens: social, political, economic, environmental, human rights, etc. Discussion includes the large-scale issues being faced by Brazilians as they prepare to host the Soccer World Cup in June, 2014, and elect a new President in October, 2014.

The Symposium is free and open to the public. 
Questions: 781-736-8399

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Honored Guests

Ambassador Frederico Cezar de Araujo, Consul General, Consulate
General of Brazil in Boston

Mr. Breno Hermann, Deputy Consul, Consulate General of Brazil in Boston


Elizabeth Leeds, Research Affiliate at the Center for International Studies at MIT; Founder and Honorary President of the Brazilian Forum for Public Safety.

Dr. Richard Lockwood, President & Technical Director, Lockwood Nutrition Service, Inc.; Adjunct Lecturer, The Heller School, Brandeis University

Ed Morata, Partner & CEO, Eneas International

Natalicia Tracy, Executive Director, Brazilian Immigrant Center, Inc.



The event moderator: Dr. Moises Lino e Silva, Coordinator, Brazil Initiative, Brandeis IBS; Lecturer in Anthropology and International & Global Studies, Brandeis University.

Dr. Moises Lino e Silva is an anthropologist who specializes in the question of freedom and its relationship to different pressing topics such as poverty, violence, sexuality, and development. Dr Lino e Silva has written on issues related to the impact of ecotourism on the life of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Forest and his current research is centered on issues of freedom as experienced by slum dwellers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He currently holds a shared appointment teaching in Anthropology and in International and Global Studies at Brandeis University. Recently, Dr Lino e Silva has been selected a World Social Science Fellow by the International Social Science Council (UNESCO).


Time Topic
2:00pm Welcome and introductions
2:30pm Panelist remarks
3:30pm Short Break
3:45pm Moderated discussion with panelists, followed by audience Q&A
4:45pm Public reception

Organized and sponsored by the Brandeis International Business School: Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership, Latin America & Brazil Initiatives