[Brazil at Harvard] Brazil Office events in São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro with Harvard faculty

Tomas Amorim amorim at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Aug 4 21:33:37 EDT 2008

The Harvard University Brazil Studies Program at the David Rockefeller
Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) and its Brazil Office invite you
to the following upcoming public talks by Harvard faculty, in São Paulo and
Rio de Janeiro: 

SHEILA JASANOFF, Founding Director of the Harvard Kennedy School's Program
on Science, Technology and Society and the Pforzheimer Professor of Science
and Technology Studies, will be in Brazil this August, for the first time,
sponsored by the Harvard/DRCLAS Brazil Office. A leading scholar on the
interactions of law, science, and politics in democratic societies, her
areas of work range from comparative politics of environmental regulation
and risk management to biotechnology and bioethics. 

In São Paulo, on Tuesday, August 5, at USP's IEA, Prof. Jasanoff will
lecture on "The Politics of Science and Technology Policy: U.S. and European

In Rio de Janeiro, on Monday, August 10, at IUPERJ in Botafogo, she will
talk on on "Imaginaries of Progress: Modernity, Science and Technology."

TAMARA KAY, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of Harvard’s
Transnational Studies Initiative, will be a speaker at the August 7-8
conference sponsored by USP’s Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências
Humanas (FFLCH) on "A Política dos Direitos Humanos no Brasil e no Mundo:
Dilemas e Conquistas", along with Stanley Gacek, co-teacher with Prof. Kay
of a new Harvard College course this past Spring on "Politics of Law, Labor
and Globalization in the Americas". 

SAMANTHA POWER, the Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership
and Public Policy, based at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy of
Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, will be in São Paulo and Rio
to launch O HOMEM QUE QUERIA SALVAR O MUNDO, the Brazilian Portuguese
edition published by Companhia das Letras of her biography of Sérgio Viera
de Mello. August 19 marks the fifth anniversary of his death in the Iraq
bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad. 

In São Paulo, on Monday, August 18, the presentation and book launch will
take place at Livraria Cultura-Conjunto Nacional.

In Rio de Janeiro, on Wednesday, August 20, the presentation will include an
"Homenagem a Sérgio Vieira de Mello" at the Memorial Getúlio Vargas,
sponsored by CEBRI and the United Nations Information Center for Brazil.

RICARDO HAUSMANN, Director of Harvard's Center for International Development
and Professor of the Practice of Economic Development at the Harvard Kennedy
School, will present his new "BRAZIL GROWTH DIAGNOSIS", an original paper
diagnosing Brazil’s present economic situation and the obstacles to
sustainable growth, at IBMEC-São Paulo on Friday, August 22. The former
Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will debate his
findings with a panel of politicians, journalists, and academics. The event
is sponsored by the new Brazilian Centro de Liderança Pública, founded by a
recent Kennedy School graduate.


On Tuesday, August 19, a small group of current Brazilian students and
recent graduates of the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) will be in São Paulo to
discuss their experiences in the different degree programs offered at the
School. This informal gathering is designed for professionals and students
with a strong interest in pursuing advanced studies in public policy and in
going on to careers (or continuing work) in the field. The overview will
also highlight the process for Brazilian nationals to apply for Lemann
Fellowships to study at HKS.

All the aforementioned events are free and open to the public. 

If you would like to receive summary updates on the activities of the
Harvard/DRCLAS Brazil Office in São Paulo, please e-mail
hbrazil at fas.harvard.edu. (This list-serv is primarily for Cambridge-based


Tomás Galli de Amorim
Program Officer, Brazil Office
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) 
Harvard University 

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