[Brazil at Harvard] Brazil Studies Program - upcoming events

Marcio Siwi msiwi at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Nov 10 12:38:54 EST 2008

Brazil Studies Program Conversa

Challenges to the access of Education in Brazil

Claudio de Moura Castro, President of the Advisory Council of Faculdade 

Rafael Martinez, Deputy-secretary of Education for the State of Rio de 

Moderated by
Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of International Education 
and Director of Global Education and of International Education Policy 
at Harvard University.

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2008
Time: 12:15 - 1:45pm
Location: DRCLAS CGIS – S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street


Political Outlook in Brazil

A presentation by:
Professor David Fleischer, Institute of Political Science at the 
Universidade de Brasília

Professor Fleischer joined the faculty of the Universidade de Brasília 
in 1972, where he was Chair of the Department of Political Science and 
International Relations (1985-1989) and member of the University Council 
(1985-1993). He is the president of TCC-Brazil (Transparency, 
Consciousness and Citizenship), an NGO founded in Brasília in 1996 which 
is the national chapter of Transparency International. Fleischer has 
published widely on Brazilian politics (Congress, elections, parties) 
and North-South Relations. He is also active in political risk analysis 
and has published the Brazil Focus -Weekly Report since 1996. Fleischer 
holds a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Florida. 
Prof. Fleischer is also a founding member of the DRCLAS Brazil Office 
Advisory Group.

Date: Monday, November 17, 2008
Time: 12:30 - 2:00pm
Location: CGIS South, S-216 - Resource Room, 1730 Cambridge Street, 
Cambridge, MA


Brazil Film Series: Presented by The Brazil Studies Program at DRCLAS 
and The Harvard Brazilian Organization

The Sound of Brazil: Brasileirinho
Directed by Mika Kaurismäki, 2005

Mika Kaurismäki's toe-tapping, finger-snapping documentary reveals the 
vibrant sounds of Brazil's old-style Choro music, a blend of native 
Indian, European and African styles that forms the foundation of modern 
musical styles including Bossa Nova and Samba. This musical documentary 
shows the history and the vitality of Choro, one of the first genuinely 
Brazilian urban musical style. Choro was created around 1870 when new 
music groups in Rio de Janeiro started mixing European music with 
Afro-Brazilian rhythms and melancholic music of Brazilian Indians. After 
being overshadowed by the Samba in the 1920s and later by the Bossa 
Nova, Choro is now livelier than ever before in the bars and concert 
halls. Brasileirinho focuses on the musicians from "Trio Madeira Brasil".

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Tsai Auditorium (CGIS South), 1730 Cambridge Street


These events are free and open to the public and are made possible by 
the generous support of the Lemann Family Endowment.

Marcio Siwi
Fellow / Program Officer
Brazil Studies Program
Harvard University
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
1730 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
tel (617) 495-5435

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