[Brazil@Harvard] Reminder: Violence in Rio de Janeiro

Erin Goodman egoodman at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Oct 25 16:26:08 EDT 2006


The Harvard University Brazil Studies Program @ DRCLAS presents
 
*/Conversa/: *Violence in Rio de Janeiro
 
with  Robert Gay (Connecticut College)
and  Irene Rizzini (Pontifícia Universidade Católica - Rio de Janeiro)

moderated by *Felton Earls *(Harvard Medical School; Harvard School of 
Public Health)
 
Thursday, October 26th, 2006, 12-2 pm
CGIS S-050, 1730 Cambridge St.
A light lunch is provided.

Irene Rizzini and Robert Gay discuss the causes and manifestations of 
urban violence in Rio de Janeiro, including the drug and gang cultures, 
juvenile delinquency, and the connections between citizenship, poverty 
and violence.

*Irene Rizzini *is Visiting Chair in the Study of Brazilian Culture at 
the University of Notre Dame, and is a Professor and a researcher at the 
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is also 
Director of The International Center for Research on Childhood (CIESPI) 
and President of Childwatch International Research Network. She is the 
author of several books, among which are: /Globalization and children; 
The art of governing children: the history of social policies, 
legislation and child welfare in Brazil/; and /Disinherited from 
society: street children in Latin America//./

*Robert Gay* is Director of the Center for International Studies and the 
Liberal Arts (CISLA) at Connecticut College and a sociologist whose 
research focuses on clientelism, democracy and civil society in Brazil 
and other countries of Latin America. He is the author of /Lucia: 
Testimonies of a Brazilian Drug Dealer's Woman /and /Popular 
Organization & Democracy in Rio de Janeiro: A Tale of Two Favelas /and 
has published numerous articles on Latin American political change.

For more information, please see http://drclas.fas.harvard.edu/brazil

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