[Brazil at Harvard] Brazil Studies Program - Upcoming events

Marcio Siwi msiwi at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Oct 20 10:51:17 EDT 2008

Brazilian Response to HIV/AIDS: Achievements and Challenges. Insights 
from a University HIV care center

A lecture by:

Aluisio Segurado MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, 
School of
Medicine, São Paulo and Visiting Research Fellow at the Program on
International Health and Human Rights, Harvard.

The Brazilian response to HIV/AIDS has yielded significant improvement of
clinical outcomes, including reduced HIV disease progression and prolonged
survival. However, prevention and care interventions, including 
universal access
to antiretroviral therapy, may not equally benefit all affected 
population groups.
Professor Segurado will discuss the social and programmatic 
vulnerability issues
that may account for such inequalities, as well as new important demands 
that have
been recognized at the HIV care provision level.

Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Time: 12:30-1:30 pm
Location: Harvard School of Public Health, Fracois-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) 
Room G-11

Co-sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health Program on
International Health and Human Rights and the Brazil Studies Program at

Brazil Studies Program Conversa:

Brazil Update

Conversa with
Riordan Roett, Sarita and Don Johnston Professor and Director of Western
Hemisphere Studies and the Latin American Studies Program at Johns
Hopkins University.

Moderated by Steven Levitsky, Associate Professor of Government and
Social Studies at Harvard University

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008
Time: 12:15 - 1:45 pm
Location: DRCLAS CGIS - S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street



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

Date: Friday, October 24, 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

Co-sponsored by the Portuguese section of the Department of Romance
Languages and Literatures and the Brazil Studies Program at DRCLAS


Judicial Control of Constitutionality in Brazil

A lecture by:

Justice Gilmar Ferreira Mendes, President of the Brazilian Supreme Court

Date: Monday, October 27, 2008
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Location: John Chipman Gray Room - Pound Hall at Harvard Law School.

The lecture will be followed by Q& A and a reception from 2:30 to 3:30

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School and the Brazil Studies Program at


Brazil Film Series

Viva São João!
Directed by Andrucha Waddington, 2002

In this epic documentary about the popular celebrations in honor of St.
John, world-renowned musicians and Brazil’s Minister of Culture Gilberto
Gil, takes the viewer to the Northeastern parts of Brazil where the
festivities for São João are rich in color and sound, uniquely
traditional and widespread. Directed by the creator of House of Sand and
Me You Them, this musical journey into the Brazilian heartland pays
tribute to Luiz Gonzaga, the iconic accordion player who is personally
responsible for the promotion of Northeastern music on the rest of the
country, as well as numerous local musicians and communities for whom
celebrating St. John continues to be an important cultural heritage.

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Tsai Auditorium (CGIS South), 1730 Cambridge Street

Co-sponsored by The Harvard Brazilian Organization and The Brazil
Studies Program at DRCLAS


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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