The anthropologist and historian Lilia M. Schwarcz gave a talk on February 26, 2019, about art and the history of slavery, emancipation, and circulations among Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe.
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.
On February 7th, the Brazil LAB hosted political scientist and social entrepreneur Miguel Lago, currently a visiting professor at Columbia University, New York. In conversation with Woodrow Wilson School Professor Stanley Katz, Lago discussed his Rio de...
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.
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.
Two Brazilian scholars and friends of the Brazil LAB were in the news recently voicing concerns over the environmental policies of Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro.
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.
On November 29th, the Brazil LAB hosted a discussion with Ondjaki, one of the most prominent names in the new generation of Angolan writers. He has published novels, short stories, poems and children's books.
Brazilian economist and former head of the Brazilian Central Bank, Arminio Fraga *85, returned to the Brazil LAB on November 16 to continue the discussion he began at the...