[Brazil at Harvard] Brazil Studies Program - upcoming events

Marcio Siwi msiwi at fas.harvard.edu
Fri Nov 14 18:55:02 EST 2008

Political Outlook in Brazil in the wake of Elections and the Global 
Financial Crisis

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


Bate Papo

Date: Friday, November 21, 2008
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: DRCLAS, CGIS Resource Room, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Contact: Dr. Clémence Jouët-Pastré, cpastre at fas.harvard.edu

Members of the Harvard Community can practice their Portuguese language 
skills and discuss Luso-Brazilian cultures in a round-table setting.

Co-sponsored by the Portuguese section of the Department of Romance 
Languages and Literatures


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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