Seminars

  • Founded
    1976
  • Seminar Number
    557

Recently completed field studies and research from primary sources on Brazil constitute the main interest of this seminar. Brazilian, the 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.edu

Professor Sidney M. Greenfield
sidneygreenfield@gmail.com

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

Rapporteur
Tiago Amaral Ciarello
tac2196@columbia.edu


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


Meeting Schedule

09/26/2019 802 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
7:15 PM
How to curb deforestation in the Amazon forest
Marina Silva, Former Brazilian Minister for the Environment and Presidential Candidate
Abstract

Abstract

The Amazon is reaching a tipping point. Spanning over seven million square kilometers, the Amazon basin accounts for over 40 percent the world´s entire stock of tropical forests, 20 per cent of the global fresh water supply and 20% of the living species of our planet. It is also home to 184 indigenous peoples, which speak 120 different languages. Citizens around the globe watched with great concern the recent fires in the Amazon forest. But this is just one of many challenges threatening the biggest tropical rainforest in the world.





10/24/2019 802 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Improving Public Security in Brazil and Latin America - contributions from civil society
Ilona Szabó de Carvalho, Igarapé Institute (Brazil)
Abstract

Abstract

The presentation will discuss the scope and scale of the problem of insecurity in Brazil and Latin America, and the links between violent crime and democratic decay. It will also showcase the ways civil society organizations, such as the Igarapé Institute, are contributing to improve policy and action, and reinforce democracy in the region.





11/14/2019 802 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
7:15 PM

Martijn Koister,

Flávio Eiró,



12/12/2019
7:15 PM

Jean Wyllys,

Fernando Salis,



12/19/2019 802 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
7:15 PM

Vânia Penha-Lopes,




01/23/2020 802 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
7:15 PM

TBA,




02/20/2020 802 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
7:15 PM

Gregory “Duff” Morton,




03/12/2020 802 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
7:15 PM

Christen Smith, University of Texas




04/16/2020 802 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
7:15 PM

Donizete Rondrigues,




Notes: Joint meeting with the Seminars on Religion and Content & Methods of the Social Sciences
05/14/2020 802 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
7:15 PM

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