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In collaboration with the UNC-CH Institute for the Study of the Americas

JULY 9, 2016

An ethnically diverse nation of more than two hundred million people increasingly integrated with a globalized economy, Brazil has rightfully assumed its role as a major player on the world stage. The world has fallen in love with the country’s vibrant culture; its bright flag conjuring in the eye of the beholder the sounds of samba, and the sight of Corcovado over Rio de Janeiro. It is, however, a country facing equally conspicuous and serious socioeconomic, political, and environmental challenges. Somewhere between the promise of Brazil’s international rise and the threat of it succumbing to its domestic problems lies the reality of this fascinating land. Join scholars of Brazil and the Portuguese language Robert Anderson and Frederico Castelloes as they introduce us to the past and present of Brazil through a variety of lenses: historical, political, cultural, and artistic. This Dialogues seminar will offer a brief glimpse at a Brazil that transcends the stereotypes, and provide needed context to a country we’ll hear a lot about this summer.

Topics and Speakers

Brazil’s Journey to the Global Stage
Robert Anderson, Lecturer in Romance Languages and Director of Languages across the Curriculum

Brazilian Culture and the Brazilian Way to Sway through History
Frederico Castelloes, Lecturer in Romance Languages


12:55 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016. The tuition is $65 (discounts do not apply). A meal will not be offered with this seminar.

For information about lodging click here.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.

For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

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