Brazil

  • Founded
    1976
  • Seminar Number
    557

Recently completed field studies and research from primary sources on Brazil constitute the main interest of this seminar. Brazilian, U.S. and other visiting scholars participate, contributing their interpretations of recent events. Portuguese may be spoken whenever convenient.


Co-Chairs
Professor Diana Brown
dbrown@bard.edu

Professor John F. Collins
john.collins@qc.cuny.edu

Professor Sidney M. Greenfield
sidneygreenfield@gmail.com

Professor Vania Penha-Lopes
vaniapenha-lopes@bloomfield.edu

Rapporteur
Gabriel Moura Queiroz
gm2717@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

 

Welcome

Meetings

09/14/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM
The Outlook for the Brazilian Economy: What went so wrong? What can be done about it?
Thomas Trebat, Columbia University Global Center in Brazil
Abstract




10/19/2017 802 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Understanding Institutional Dimensions of Criminal Justice in the Control of Crime
Claudio Beato Junior, Federal University of Minas Gerais and Columbia University
Abstract




11/16/2017 802 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
7:15 PM
When is a Kickback Like Fulfilling a Vow to a Saint: Religion, Traditional Culture and Corruption in Brazil
Sid Greenfield, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Abstract




Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminars on Studies in Religion and Content & Methods of the Social Sciences
12/14/2017 802 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Liberal Democracy and Advanced Oligarchy in Brazil and Beyond
José Maurício Domingues, State University of Rio de Janeiro and New York University
Abstract




02/15/2018 802 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Marxism, Publicity, Reality and the Messiah: On Living with Secularization
Ashley Lebner, Wilfrid Laurier University
Abstract




Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminars on Studies in Religion and Content & Methods of the Social Sciences
03/01/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Politics and Subjectivities From a Tropicalista Perspective: Caetano Veloso and Gal Costa's Recanto and Contemporary Brazil
Liv Sovik, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Columbia University
Abstract




04/19/2018 802 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Upper Amazon, ‘Uncontacted Indians', Mythology, and Numeracy
Pita Kalekna, Independent Scholar
Abstract




05/10/2018 802 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
7:15 PM
The Sacrifice of the Brazilian Cerrado: Greenwashing, Foreignization, and Financialization
Gustavo de L.T. Oliveira, Swarthmore College
Abstract