[Brazil at Harvard] Brazil Related Events at Harvard

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Mon Apr 19 19:13:48 EDT 2010

*The Brazil Studies Program at Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for 
Latin American Studies presents*

DRCLAS Tuesday Seminar

*State-Religions Relations and the Polemics of the Holy See-Brazil 
Concordat: Threats to Citizenry and Democracy?*

*Roseli Fischmann*, Professor, University of São Paulo and Methodist 
University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Date: *Tuesday, April 20*
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
Contact: Monica Tesoriero, smtesor at fas.harvard.edu


Brazilian Film Series

*Saudade Do Futuro* (2006)
Directed by Cesar Paes

This award-winning documentary tells the story of the cantadores, folk 
singers from the more underprivileged northeastern regions of Brazil, 
who land in the metropolis of São Paulo in search of better lives, fame 
and fortune. As the group performs, we learn about their everyday lives 
and struggles, including everything from their financial status to 
religious beliefs and personal relationships. The rhythm of one of the 
largest cities in the world, featuring the unique sounds of forró and 
repentismo, is brought to life through their stories and songs.

Date: *Tuesday, April 20*
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: TSAI Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street
Contact: Marcio Siwi, msiwi at fas.harvard.edu


*Innovating for Science and Development in Brazil*

A presentation by *Dr. Miguel Nicolelis*

Dr. Nicolelis is one of the world's foremost neuroscientists for his 
work on neural ensemble recording animal behavior and neuroprosthetic 
design.  Even though Dr. Nicolelis has become internationally famous as 
Brazil's person nearest to winning a Nobel Prize, his work on the 
integration of education and science for development in Brazilian poor 
communities has proven to be even more revolutionary than his work as a 
scientist.  Bringing high quality education and permanent interaction 
with technology to underprivileged children randomly selected to 
participate in the International Institute of Neurosciences located in 
Natal and Macaiba, Brazil, he has proven wrong the skeptics who believe 
that technological and social innovation are beyond Brazil's 
capabilities sparking a new movement for change in Brazilian education 
and society.  For more information on Dr. Nicolelis click on 

Date: *Wednesday, April 21*
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Wiener Auditorium - Taubmann Building at the Harvard Kennedy 
Contact: Pedro Henrique Fernandes, 
pedro_henrique_fernandes at hks11.harvard.edu or Marcio Siwi, 
msiwi at fas.harvard.edu

This event is co-sponsored by the Brazil Studies Program at DRCLAS and 
the Brasil Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School


*Brasília at 50*

A Brazil Studies Program Conversa with

*Fares el-Dahdah*, Associate Professor of Architecture at Rice 
University.  Professor el-Dahdah is a Harvard Graduate School of Design 
alumnus and Editor of Case: Lucio Costa Brasilia's Superquadra.

Date: *Thursday, April 22*
Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge


*Wild Thinking: A Tribute to the Ethic and Intellectual Legacy of Claude 

Speakers will include:
*Nicolau Sevcenko, Manuela Carneiro da Cunha, Jean-Philippe Belleau, 
Virginie Greene*, among others.

For more information click on: 

Date: *Friday, April 23*
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Harvard Yard, Boylston Hall, Mezzanine, Fong Auditorium, Cambridge
Contact: Kathleen A. Coviello,coviello at fas.harvard.edu

This conference is sponsor by: The Department of Romance Language and 
Literatures, the Provostial Funds of Harvard University, the Brazil 
Studies Program at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American 
Studies with partial funding from the United State Department of Education.


TO: http://www.drclas.harvard.edu/brazil/events

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