• "Amazon at the Crossroads" with Beto Verissimo

    Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018

    On October 16th, Brazil LAB was pleased to host a lecture and discussion with Beto Verissimo, one of Brazil's most influential environmental leaders and Brazil LAB's first scholar-in-residence. In his talk, "Amazon at the Crossroads," Verissimo enumerated the threats to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and emphasized the need for the international community to pressure the Brazilian government to maintain and augment its successful anti-deforestation measures. 

  • Mapping Altered Biomes: Tasso Azevedo and the MapBiomas platform

    Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018

    The Brazil LAB welcomed Tasso Azevedo, a leading Brazilian environmentalist and social entrepreneur, who discussed the groundbreaking research collaboration that he leads at the intersection of land use, forests, and climate change. In Mapping Altered Biomes, Azevedo illustrated that transformations in land use in Brazil have widespread and lasting impact since Brazil acts as one of the most important carbon storage sinks globally.

  • "The Ends of Nature" Conference, October 12, 2018

    Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018
    by Brazil LAB

    The Brazil LAB co-organized a daylong colloquium The Ends of Nature? on October 12, 2018, featuring original research at the intersections of literature, film, architecture, anthropology, environmental studies and theory. Scholars hailing from Princeton, Rice, NYU, Rutgers, UChicago, and University of São Paulo spoke on panels such as Bodies of Nature, Extraction/Echopoetics, and The Amazonia Nexus.

  • Amazonia Inc.

    Monday, Oct 15, 2018
    by Brazil LAB

    On October 11, the Brazil LAB was pleased to organize a closed session for the screening of Amazonia Inc., a documentary by Brazilian filmmaker Estevão Ciavatta. In the context of intensifying deforestation of a vast unprotected zone of the Amazon forest in Brazil, the film chronicles efforts by forest peoples – the ‘anonymous’ and forgotten societies of the Amazon – to organize themselves, form legal entities, and confront the invasion of their territories by logging corporations.

  • Brazil LAB inaugural colloquium: "The Future of Brazil"

    Sunday, Sep 30, 2018
    by Brazil LAB

    Brazil LAB held the inaugural Fall colloquium on September 20, 2018, welcoming over 120 Princeton students, faculty, researchers and broader community members to reflect upon the current state of politics, social mobilizations, and economic paralysis in the period since Dilma’s impeachment. Arminio Fraga *85, prominent economist who formally presided over the Brazilian Central Bank, and current member of Princeton’s Board of Trustees, emphasized critical ways that the Brazilian economy has failed to achieve sustained growth as was long promised.


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