The Brazilian filmmaker and friend of the Brazil LAB Estevão Ciavatta gave a testimony on the perils facing Amazonia today. During a visit to the Munduruku indigenous community by the Tapajós River, Ciavatta presented and discussed his documentary film Amazonia: Anonymous Society.
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.
On April 16th, the Brazil LAB welcomed José Goldemberg, renowned Professor Emeritus at USP and former Minister of Science and Technology, Minister of Education, and Secretary of the Environment for the state of São Paulo.
On Thursday, February 21st, the Brazil LAB welcomed scholar Ronaldo Lemos to discuss technology's role in Brazil's 2018 election and new trends in tech policy. He called Brazil a "canary in the coal mine" for the impact of digital platforms on elections.
On February 20, the Brazil LAB welcomed Laura Carvalho (University of São Paulo) to discuss her best-selling and provocative book Valsa Brasileira: Do Boom ao Caos Econômico (2018). Carvalho set out to uncover the genealogy of the current economic crisis that has led to the erosion of Brazilian democracy.