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  • Covid-19 and Amazonia's Future

    Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020

    On April 22, Earth Day, the Brazil LAB hosted an online event with a stellar group of scholars and innovators to think about the new coronavirus pandemic and Amazonia’s future. The conversation was moderated by Brazil LAB's Director João Biehl and featured:

    Marcia Castro, the Andelot Professor of Demography and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 

  • Aparecida Vilaça and Fernando Codá Marques on Amazonian Mathematics

    Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020

    On Thursday, February 6, the Brazil LAB and the Department of Anthropology hosted Aparecida Vilaça, Professor of Social Anthropology of Brazil’s Museu Nacional for the lecture ‘Forest Mathematics: Unstable Sets in Indigenous Amazonia.’ Fernando Codá Marques, Professor of Mathematics at Princeton was the discussant. 

  • Examining Brazil's Radical Shift to the Right with Laura Carvalho and Celso Rocha de Barros

    Monday, Sep 30, 2019

    On Thursday, September 19, the Brazil LAB hosted two outstanding Brazilian public intellectuals, economist Laura Carvalho, Professor of Economics at the University of São Paulo (USP) and columnist for Folha de São Paulo, and political commentator Celso Rocha de Barros, sociologist and analyst at the Brazilian Central Bank and fellow Folha columnist. 

  • Reading "O Sol na Cabeça" with Geovani Martins

    Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019

    On Tuesday, September 24th, the Brazil LAB welcomed literary breakout star Geovani Martins to campus. Martins' collection of short stories, O Sol na Cabeça (The Sun on My Head), became a hit when it was published last year in Brazil by Companhia das Letras, and is now available in English. Martins’ stories recount the experiences of boys and young men from the Rio’s peripheries and draw on hisown experiences growing up there.

  • “I am because we are”: Marielle Franco’s Mighty Legacy

    Monday, May 20, 2019

    On March 14th, exactly a year after her assassination, the Brazil LAB organized a tribute to councilwoman and political activist Marielle Franco, known for defending women’s rights and black, LGBT+ and favela communities in Rio de Janeiro. “Black Feminisms across the Americas” started off with the screening of the documentary “I Will Not Be Interrupted,” by Débora McDowell and Jamille Pinheiro Dias. The powerful short film is based on testimonies from women who knew and worked with Marielle in the Maré community and beyond.

  • Princeton Students Create "Indigenous Brazil" Website

    Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019

    As part of the course Indigenous Brazil, headed by professor Marília Librandi (Department of Spanish and Portuguese), Princeton undergraduate students created a website to celebrate and educate others about Brazil's indigenous peoples. The innovative website, also entitled Indigenous Brazilcompiles students' research on the history and culture of several indigenous groups, and is published in Portuguese.  

  • 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.

     

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