[Brazil at Harvard] Upcoming Brazil Related Events at Harvard

Marcio Siwi msiwi at fas.harvard.edu
Fri Oct 24 18:10:52 EDT 2008

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 (roughly 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


Boston Area Latin American History Workshop and Brazil Studies Workshop

Rethinking Migration from the Brazilian Northeast to the Amazon: 
Historical Trends from World War II

A presentation by:

Seth Garfield, Associate Professor in the Department of History at the 
University of Texas, Austin.
Author of Indigenous Struggle at the Heart of Brazil: State Policy, 
Frontier Expansion, and the Xavante Indians, 1937-1988.

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm
Location: DRCLAS, CGIS S-250, 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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