Humanities

  • Reading Aristotle Across the Americas

    Monday, Jan 28, 2019

    Brazil LAB associate Hendrik Lorenz, Professor of Philosophy at Princeton, has led a wonderful workshop on Aristotle’s Categories in Princeton (January, 18-20 2019), bringing together philosophers from Brazil, Mexico and the United States. This critical reading event was part of an ongoing scholarly network that Lorenz heads in collaboration with scholars from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and Universidade Panamericana (Mexico). The next workshop in the series will take place in São Paulo in January 2020.

     

  • Brazil LAB Partners Explore Slavery in Princeton and Brazil

    Friday, Dec 14, 2018

    On November 30th, the Brazil LAB hosted an event on the history of enslavement in Princeton and Brazil, with over fifty people from the larger Princeton community in attendance.
     
    Andre Biehl, Princeton High School student, presented original research on the role of the institution of slavery in the very foundation and development of the borough of Princeton and the patterns of escape and the trajectories of runaway slaves.
     

  • Paul Starr on Bolsonaro and the End of Brazilian Democracy

    Friday, Oct 12, 2018
    by Brazil LAB

    In response to the results of the first round of Brazil's 2018 presidential election, Paul Starr, Stuart Professor of Communications and Public Policy and Professor of Sociology at Princeton and a friend of the Brazil LAB, published "Is Brazil about to Have Its Last Democratic Election?" in the policy magazine The American Prospect.  He questions if Brazil is about to have a "shutdown election," an elec

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