Brazil Initiative Programming Archive – Related Activities

Related Activities

Saturday, April 30, 2016 4:00pm, Fair Trade Coffee House (418 State Street)

Live Performance: Choro de Lá Pra Cá

Choro de Lá pra Cá is comprised of U.S. flutist, Julie Koidin and Brazilian musicians, Diogo Guanabar (mandolin, cavaquinho and guitar), and Caio Padilha (guitar, rabeca, and vocals). The trio started when flutist Julie Koidin visited Natal, Brazil in 2014 in order to research contemporary choro. The musical chemistry was immediate! Each musician comes from a completely different musical background – Julie with her classical training, Diogo growing up with choro and having a strong interest in jazz, and Caio who has an affinity for folkloric music and a background in theater. What the musicians truly enjoy is adding their own unique perspective to their arrangements and their own compositions. March 2015 marks their first U.S. tour. They will be joined by Camila Masiso, a Brazilian singer from Natal.
Sponsored by: The Brazil Initiative, Fair Trade Coffee House, Latin American Caribbean & Iberian Studies and the International Division

Friday, April 22, 2016 5:00pm, 104 Van Hise Hall

Documentary Premiere: Boi da Fé Em Deus – A Community in Motion (2016)

Comments by director, Brendan Loula (MA Ethnomusicology, 2015)
Sponsored by: Brazil Initiative, Latin American Caribbean & Iberian Studies, and the International Division.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 6:00pm, Kollege Klub (529 N. Lake St.)

Live Performance: Forró Fo Sho
Sponsored by: The Brazil Initiative, Latin American Caribbean & Iberian Studies, and the International Division

Saturday, November 14, 2015 6:30pm, Marquee Theater, Union South

The Second Mother (2015) “Que horas ela volta?” (original title)

112 min | Drama | January 2015 (Sundance)

Director: Anna Muylaert

Val is the kind of live-in housekeeper who takes her work seriously. She serves her wealthy São Paulo employers day in and day out while lovingly nannying their teenage son whom she’s raised since toddlerhood. Everyone and everything in the elegant house has its place until one day, Val’s ambitious, clever daughter Jessica arrives from Val’s hometown to take the college entrance exams. Jessica’s confident, youthful presence upsets the unspoken yet strict balance of power in the household; Val must decide where her allegiances lie and what she’s willing to sacrifice. Awarded major prizes at both the Special Jury Award at Sundance and Panorama Audience Award at Berlin film festivals.

Film is free and open to the public.

Friday, November 13, 2015 4:00pm, 104 Van Hise


Organic Brazil (2013) “Brasil Orgânico” (original title)
58 min | Documentary | April 2013 (Brazil)
Director: Kátia Klock e Lícia Brancher
The video narrates initiatives and stories of people who have farming as a life ideology – from the family farmer to the large producer, the agronomist to the nutritionist, the chef to the food industry executives.
Followed by Q&A with film critic Edu Fernandes and comments by Dr. Lisa Rausch (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Program sponsored by: the Brazil Initiative, Latin American Caribbean & Iberian, the International Division
Presented by: Mostra Brazilian Films, Partners of the Americas

Saturday, November 7, 2015 2:00pm, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

TOXIC: Amazon (2011) 

Dir. Felipe Milanez, Bernardo Loyola

65 min., color, DVD, Brazil, In Portuguese with English subtitles

Zé Cláudio and Maria — environmentalists, nut collectors, residents of New Ipixuna in Brazil, and martyrs. In May 2011, two gunmen killed this couple, perhaps not coincidentally on the same day Brazil’s government voted to decrease national forestry protections. In this first-person account, director Feilipe Milanez, a personal friend, reveals their lives in the months before their deaths and follows the investigation into their murders. He also explores the violent struggles now taking place between squatters, foresters, government agents, and environmental activists — all guided by their own beliefs and values about what the future direction of the Amazon should be.
Filmmaker scheduled to be in attendance.

Friday, October 9, 2015 4:30pm, Fair Trade Coffee House (418 State Street)

Duo Violão Brasil – Rogério Souza & Edinho Gerber
Duo Violão Brasil is the result of guitarists Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber’s reverence for Brazilian guitar, the “violão”, and their desire to explore and expand the musical possibilities of putting two “violões” together. With repertoire from composers like Pixinguinha, Baden Powell, and Tom Jobim, the duo navigates effortlessly through the many styles of 20th century Brazilian popular music while showcasing original works and inventive arrangements.
Sponsored by: The Brazil Initiative, Latin American Caribbean & Iberian Studies, the International Division, Fair Trade Coffee House.

Friday, September 18, 2015 4:00pm, 260 Bascom

2015 Joaquim Nabuco Award Presentation and Reception
Fernanda Firmino, a PhD Student in the Food Science department, will present her paper: “The Traditional Art and Craft of Cheesemaking in the Brazilian Region of Serra da Canastra.”
Summary: The Serra da Canastra region is located in the western part of the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil and it has become known for its cheeses. Portuguese settlers arrived in the region and began making a fresh white cheese from raw milk. This cheese was meant for consumption by local families or for sale at fairs in the small towns on the skirts of the Canastra Mountain. However, due to the lack of roads to nearby cities, the cheeses would sit longer in wood shelves waiting for consumption. Eventually, they ripened and presented a more distinctive taste. This craft has become a century long tradition and nowadays remains as such thanks to the work of small farmers and peasants. The cheese has acquired such a reputation that government officials in the state of Minas Gerais have taken measures to protect the tradition and to prevent imitation from outside cheesemakers. The Association of Canastra Cheesemakers seeks to protect the unique manner of production of the cheese as well as standardize an officially recognized label. The struggle to keep the tradition alive and to add value to a product crucial to the livelihoods of poor families in the region continues on and has attracted attention and support from technicians and scholars in Brazil.
Sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, Latin American Caribbean and Iberian Studies and the Division of International Studies
This event will be in English and it is free and open to the public

Saturday, March 14, 2015 4:00pm, Morphy Recital Hall (School of Music, Humanities Building)

Free concert: Choro de Lá pra Cá

Choro de Lá pra Cá
Formed in 2014 in Natal, Brazil, Choro de Lá pra Cá, is comprised of Julie Koidin, Diogo Guanabara (mandolin, cavaquinho, & guitar) and Caio Padilha (guitar, voice, & rabeca – a folk violin). The trio performs their own works and arrangements, mixing various international stylistic elements into Brazilian popular music.
The concert in Madison is part of the group’s first U.S. tour this spring.
Listen to some of the group’s songs here.
Sponsored by the School of Music
Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program.

Friday, November 14, 2014 4:00pm, 104 Van Hise.

MOSTRA V: Cidade Cinza (2013), with invited artist commentators Paulo Iglecia (Xadu) and Bianca Turner.

Grey City (Cidade Cinza) Film review (Hollywood Reporter)

Film Trailer (Wooster Collective)

Paulo Iglecia (Xadu). A special guest of the Partners of the Americas, Iglecia is a designer and photographer who is coming to represent the São Paulo Chapter of the organization. He has a portfolio of photos of graffiti on the walls of São Paulo and he will be sharing his work with the audience as well as talking about the current policy for street art(ists) in that city.
Bianca Turner. A scenographist and multimedia artist, Turner holds a BA from the Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (London, UK) and a MA degree on Scenography from the Central School of Speech and Drama. In her studies, Turner explored the relation between film and theater and how people perceive time and space in intermedia theater. She has been working with film & performance design since 2006, but mostly as a Production Designer for short, feature films and commercials.

Sponsored by the Brazil Initiative.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 3:30pm-5:30pm, 7191 Helen C. White Hall

“Small-Screen Melodramas in the Global South: A Roundtable on Transmediality and Transnational Flows.”
Roundtable with Ana López (Tulane), Mary Good (Wake Forest Univ.) and Mari Castaneda (U. of Massachusetts Amherst). Prof. López will specifically address Brazilian telenovelas. Event organized by: New Media and Mass/Popular Culture in the Global South.
Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 12:00pm-1:00pm 206 Ingraham 

2014 Nabuco Awards Presentation and Reception

The recipients of this year’s Nabuco Award Competition will present their papers. Both recipients will present in English.

RJ Hayes, UW-Madison Portuguese MA student will present: “The World Cup for Who? Race, Class, and the Destruction of Favelas in Brazil.”

The World Cup (2014) brought about changes in Brazil and the country will undergo further changes leading up to the Summer Olympics in Rio (2016). Brazilian history has been marked by great changes that tend to correspond with violence and racism. This paper will shed light on how some current changes are portrayed in contemporary Brazilian media – especially focusing on the case of favelas.

Micah McKay, A.B.D, Spanish, UW-Madison, will present: “Deus, salve a América”: Ignácio de Loyola Brandão’s Zero and the Production of Trash”

In my presentation, I examine the process by which trash is produced and inscribed discursively into Ignácio de Loyola Brandão’s 1974 novel Zero: romance préhistórico. My reading proposes that trash is a fundamental compositional and thematic element in the text, a claim that I explore in three different ways.

This event is open to the public.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:00pm-8:00pm Morphy Recital Hall, Mosse Humanities Building

“Performance & Workshop: “Brazilian Choro and Samba: Homenagem a Ernesto Nazareth no Seculo XXI”

Brazilian guitarist, Rogerio Souza, is one of the representatives of the choro genre which emerged in 19th century Rio de Janeiro.  Mr. Souza has been central to the resurgence of the genre since the 1980s. He has toured the world with many of Brazil’s most renowned samba vocalists. Accompanying Mr. Souza on guitar and serving as his interpreter throughout the fall 2014 tour will be Brazilian-American Ed “Edinho” Gerber. Their performance will showcase new compositions in the choro and samba genres. They are additionally seeking to organize a guitar workshop through the music school.

Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and LACIS Nave Fund.

Monday, March 24, 2014, 3:30pm, University Club room 313

“Black Rio: The Brazilian Soul Movement of the 1970s”

Christopher Dunn, Associate Professor of Luso-Brazilian Literary and Cultural Studies, Tulane University, 2013-2014 Brazil Initiative Fellow

Forms of mass popular culture shape the daily lives of the majority of the world’s citizens. Television, popular music, video and film, and the Internet are powerful forces of cultural cohesion, sources of local narratives of identity, subjectivity, and community, and enable connections across national boundaries and between continents. This research group will focus on the many cultural forms that are produced in parts of the world that are often considered “peripheral” in dominant narratives of globalization and post-modernity, and the ways they imagine themselves as part of a larger global community and political economy, especially through modern technological platforms.

Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and the New Media and Mass/Popular Culture in the Global South Workshop. 

Friday, February 21, 2014, 9:00am, Pyle Center

“Transnational Transgressions: Gender and 1968 in Brazil”

Victoria Langland, Associate Professor of History and Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan.

Victoria Langland specializes in twentieth-century Latin American history, especially Brazil and the Southern Cone. She writes about dictatorships, gender, the uses of memory, student and other social movements, and, more generally, the intersections of culture and power. She is the author of Speaking of Flowers: Student Movements and the Making and Remembering of 1968 in Military Brazil (Duke University Press, 2013) and the co-editor of Monumentos, Memoriales y Marcas Territoriales (Siglo XXI, 2003).  She also co-edits the journal The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture and is co-editing an updated version of The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics (under contract, Duke University Press).

Langland’s presentation is the keynote address for the conference entitled “Material Bodies / Contested Fantasies.”

Conference Website

This event is co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, the Program in Gender and Women’s History, the Department of History, and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, All Day, Fluno Center

“Doing Business in Brazil: Challenges and Opportunities for Midwestern Companies”

See Summitt Website for Full List of Speakers

As the world’s sixth-largest economy, with a population of over 200 million, a booming consumer market, and vast mineral wealth, Brazil is a strategically important market for companies with global ambitions. Familiarity with Brazilian business culture, regulations, and market dynamics is essential for doing business in Brazil. The Brazil Business Summit will explore these issues, providing invaluable guidance for companies working in, or wishing to enter, this complex market.

This event is co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, Office of Corporate Relations – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), Wisconsin School of Business, Brazilian Business Outreach, LLC, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Division of International Studies, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) program, UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Madison International Trade Association, and Ferrari & Pedroso Sociedade de Advogados.

Wednesday, Janruary 22, 2014, 11:15pm, Wingra School

Outreach Event with “Pond” Students (ages 7 to 9)

As part of their unit on Brazil, Brazil Initiative Assistant and Wingra alumni Karl Whitemarsh introduced the students to basic Portuguese vocabulary and phrases and presented a slideshow of photos taken during his year studying abroad in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil.

Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00pm, Marquee Theater, Union South

3rd Annual Reel Love Film Festival presents “Flores raras” (Reaching for the Moon)

Director Bruno Barreto brings to life 1950s Rio in this beautifully drawn tale of poet Elizabeth Bishop and her love affair with architect Lota de Macedo Soares, the designer of Rio’s famed Flamengo Park. Based on the bestselling Brazilian novel Rare and Commonplace Flowers, the film follows Bishop as a creative block prompts her to accept the invitation of a college friend to stay with her and her partner, Lota, on a sprawling country estate. Quintessentially American, Bishop is a fish out of water in her new lush and bohemian setting, until the instant chemistry between her and Lota boils over. (Terranova, Genna: Tribeca Film Festival)

This event is curated by the Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee.

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 11:30am, Great Hall, Memorial Union

“Batizado & Troca de Cordas with Omulu Capoeira”

Capoeira is a 400-year-old martial art that blends music, dance, singing, and acrobatics. Originating in Africa, Capoeira was developed in Brazil by African slaves who disguised their training as song and dance. The Batizado, or “baptism,” is a long-held tradition of Capoeira groups across the world in which new members are initiated into the group and many older members receive promotions. Attendees will experience all aspects of the art of Capoeira at this free event.

This event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate – Global Connections and Associated Students of Madison.

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:00pm, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

“Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury”

Introduced by Marta-Laura Suska, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, UW-Madison, as part of the Tales from Planet Earth Film Festival, a project of the Nelson Institute Center for Culture, History and Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Luiz Bolognesi’s debut animated feature film is a gripping epic — set across more than 600 years of Brazil’s past and future. The year is 1566. In fleeing a jaguar’s attack with his love, Janaina, Abeguar discovers an ability to fly. His shaman explains that he is the chosen one, the man who must lead his people for as long as it takes until they find a place free from the influence of the anhinga, or European culture. In receiving this gift, Abeguar discovers that resistance is (almost) futile and demands great pain, sacrifice, and eternal vigilance. Over the course of four key periods of Brazil’s past and future — native rebellion against the Portuguese in 1566, a peasant rebellion in 1831, a student movement against dictatorship in the 1960s, and a water rights movement in 2096 — a continually reborn Abeguar searches for ways to resist the loss of his culture and place. Sustaining him through these troubles is a parallel search for true love with Janaina. In the end, not knowing one’s past leads to darkness, but finding one’s love offers eternity. Winner of Best Feature Film at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. (Note: contains graphic violence and sexuality)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 3:00pm-4:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

“Brazil Higher Education Mission

The Division of International Studies in collaboration with the Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies (LACIS) program and the Brazil Initiative are hosting a group of senior university administrators from Brazil on a US State Department-funded program that is touring the country to learn more about the US higher education system. Faculty and staff from or who work with Brazil are invited to meet with the group for an informal discussion focused on introductions and information exchange with the goal of building future

Friday, September 20, 2013, 12:00pm-2:00pm, 260 Bascom Hall

“Brazil Street Protests Panel”

Moderated by Professor Chris Dunn, Tulane University, 2013-2014 Brazil Initiative Fellow.

Participants: Professor Jerry Davila, Lemann Professor of Latin American History (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign); Jacob Blanc, PhD Candidate in Latin American History (UW-Madison); Marta-Laura Suska, PhD Candidate in Anthropology (UW-Madison); & Lucas Iervolino, Brazilian International Student participating in Science Without Borders.

This panel will discuss the recent wave of demonstrations that began in June 2013 in different parts of the country. Presenters were in Brazil during the demonstrations.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 12:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall

“2013 Joaquim Nabuco Award Presentation and Reception”

Presented by Jacob Blanc, PhD Candidate in Latin American History, “The Last Political Prisoner: Juvêncio Mazzarollo and the Twilight of Brazil’s Dictatorship,’ and Cristina Mo Vaughan, Undergraduate Student in Biology, “Projeto TAMAR: Sea Turtle Conservation as a Multi-Party Effort.”

Friday, April 26, 2013, 4:00PM, Banquet Room, University Club, 803 State Street

An informal conversation and social event for the authors and the Madison area’s Brazilian immigrant community at large

Presentations by:

  • Maxine Margolis, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of Florida, and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Institute for Latin American Studies, Columbia University. Author of Goodbye, Brazil: Émigrés from the Land of Soccer and Samba (Madison: UW Press, 2013)
  • H. B. Cavalcanti, Professor of Sociology, James Madison University. Author of Almost Home: A Brazilian American’s Reflections on Faith, Culture, and Immigration (Madison: UW Press, 2013)

Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served.

Co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Press, the Brazil Initiation, and LACIS

Friday April 26, 2013, 9:00AM, 260 Bascom Hall

“Brazilian Immigration to the United States”

A panel with the authors of two books published by the UW Press in 2013

Opening remarks by Gwen Walker (UW Press), Francisco Scarano (LACIS), and Severino Albuquerque (Brazil Initiative)

Presentations by:

  • Maxine Margolis, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of Florida, and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, Institute for Latin American Studies, Columbia University. Author of Goodbye, Brazil: Émigrés from the Land of Soccer and Samba (Madison: UW Press, 2013)
  • H. B. Cavalcanti, Professor of Sociology, James Madison University Author of Almost Home: A Brazilian American’s Reflections on Faith, Culture, and Immigration (Madison: UW Press, 2013)

Respondent: Professor Ben Márquez, Political Science, UW-Madison

Co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Press, the Brazil Initiation, and LACIS

Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 4:00PM, 6191 Helen C. White Hall

“Intersecting Parallels: Transnational Popular Culture in the Global South”

Idelber Avelar, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Tulane University

Professor Avelar and other scholars will participate in this roundtable hosted by the A. W. Mellon Workshop on New Media and Mass/Popular Culture in the Global South, which is co-sponsoring Professor Avelar’s visit along with the Brazil Initiative, LACIS, and the Departments of Anthropology and Spanish and Portuguese at the UW.

Saturday, April 13th, 2013, at 3:30PM, Morphy Recital Hall

 “Love in a Life: A Masters Recital”

Olivia Ferguson, Soprano. With Seungwha Baek, piano and Teddy Wiggins, violen.

Featuring Libby Larsen’s Sonnets from the Portuguese; modinhas and Canções by Osvaldo Lacerda, Antônio Carlos Gomes, and Heitor Villa-Lobos; works by Bach, Mozart, and Britten.

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 9:30PM, Union South

World Percussion Ensemble and Grupo Balança

The University of Wisconsin – Madison World Percussion Ensemble and Grupo Balança will be hosting an evening of traditional Brazilian music at the SETT, in Union South. The evening will feature Maracatu, from the state of Pernambuco, Samba Reggae, from the state of Bahia, and Samba Enredo and Pagode, from Rio de Janeiro.

The World Percussion Ensemble is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from the UW School of Music and is dedicated to studying styles of percussion music from outside the European classical tradition. The ensemble studies elements of Brazilian culture and history through the rich musics found throughout the country. Members of the group have conducted independent study in Brazil and also study Portuguese.

Please come and join us for an fun evening of singing, dancing, and drumming!

Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:00PM, Cardinal Bar, 418 East Wilson St

Tribute to Women in the Arts

Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 2:30PM, 149 Waubesa St, Goodman Community Center

Omulu Guanabara Capoeira hosts Brazilian Spectacular. The Spectacular will feature lively and colorful performances of Capoeira, Samba, and Maculelê as well as short tutorials on the basic movements of Capoeira and Samba. Additionally, music will be provided by local DJs and Madison’s favorite Brazilian percussion group, the Handphibians.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Visit by Claudia Tomaselli, of TVZ-São Paulo, the Wisconsin trade representative in Brazil. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

Thursday and Friday, April 19 and 20, 2012

Campus Visit by SENAI delegation from BrazilHeaded by SENAI National President, Dr. Rafael Lucchesi.

Wednesday, April 11 to Monday, May 14, 2012, Reference Room, 2nd floor, Memorial Library

“Celebrating Fifty Years of the Luso-Brazilian Review: An Exhibit” Organized by Paloma Celis Carbajal, lbero-American Bibliographer, Memorial Library.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St

“Grand Opening Reception: Art Exhibit by Jonatas Chimen”Jonatas Chimen is a Brazilian artist and a current LACIS undergraduate. This exhibit is open to the public March 26th to April 23rd, 2012.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from 11:30AM to 2:00PM, Madison Marriot West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton

“Brazil, Chile and Colombia Business Realities: Opportunities, Strategies and Challenges” A symposium featuring Dr. Marcus Braga-Alves, Professor of Finance, Marquette University, and other speakers. Sponsored by the Madison International Trade Association and LACIS. There is an admission fee and lunch will be provided.

Monday, March 12, 2012 at 2:00PM, Mother Fool’s, 1101 Williamson St.

Mural Painting and Reception Generously sponsored by the Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Program @ UW-Madison Panmela Castro, renowned graffiti artist and women’s rights activist from Rio de Janeiro, will continue a local tradition by painting the Mother Fool’s Graffiti Mural. The mural painting will be open to the public and will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to meet the artist and purchase her work.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 from 12:00PM to 1:15PM, 3470 Social Sciences Bldg., 1180 Observatory Dr.

“Brazil in Black and White: Race Categories and the Study of Racial Inequality.”Race and Ethnicity Brownbag.Presented by Mara Loveman, Sociology.Sponsored by Sociology.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM, Great Hall, Memorial Union

“Taste of Cultures: Discover Brazil!”Expand your world by learning about the cultures and customs of Brazil from UW-Madison students from that country. Enjoy authentic Brazilian food. FREE, but space is limited so arrive early! Co-sponsored by LACIS and the Brazil Initiative.

Monday, October 17, 2011 at 12PM (Noon), Buttel Conference Room (354 Ag Hall)

Afro-Luso-Caribbean Foodways and Identity in Brazil

Scott Barton, Chef PhD Candidate in Food Studies, New York University

Friday and Saturday, May 6 and May 7, 2011, Lubar Commons, Law School

Workshop on States, Development, and Global Governance. Part of the Research Collaborative on Remaking the Developmental State, which studies issues of governance in economic development in China, India, Brazil and South Africa with particular reference to the changing role of law, politics and the state in these countries, and how these forces interact at the international level within a globalized economy.

Brazil representatives include Professor Mario Schapiro (Law School, Fundação Getúlio Vargas), Professor Glauco Arbix (University of São Paulo and President, FINEP, Ministry of Science and Technology), and Rafael Lucchesi (President, SENAI).

Monday, April 25, 2011, at 4:00PM, 260 Bascom Hall

Award Ceremony: Global Citizen Award Presented to João Almino, Ambassador and Consul General of Brazil in Chicago Reception to follow Sponsor: Brazil Initiative

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010, The Edgewater Hotel, Rigadoon Room

Challenges to Brazil post-Lula. Presented by Dr. Glauco Arbix, Tinker Visiting Professor. No charge for Sustaining Members, $20 for others and $10 for students. Free indoor parking is available at the Edgewater

  • 5:30PM: Doors open for registration and hors d’oeuvres.
  • 6:00PM: Presentation.
  • 6:45PM to 8:15PM: Hors d’oeuvres, discussion, and networking.

Wednesday, October 27, to Saturday, October 30, 2010

Writers in Residence: Cristovão Tezza & Adriana Lisboa. See the Writer in Residence Program page.

  • Thursday, October 28, 2010: Round-table discussion with the authors in 1820 Van Hise at 3:00PM followed by a reception in 1920 Van Hise at 4:00PM. Refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public.

Friday, October 22, 2010

All events are free and open to the public. Ambassador João Almino, Consul General of Brazil in Chicago, and a noted author, will be in attendance.

  • 11:00AM to 1:00PM: Workshop on the fiction of João Gilberto Noll. Conducted by the author. Coordinated by Jared W. Hendrickson, University of Wisconsin
  • 4:00PM to 7:00PM: Symposium in Honor of João Gilberto NollChair: Francesca Ferrono, University of Wisconsin Rebecca J. Atencio, Tulane University “Two Readings of the Short Story ‘No dorso das horas'” Leila Lehnen, University of New Mexico “Un-Romancing the Family in ‘A céu aberto'” Robin Peery, University of Wisconsin “O desejo do outro na procura de si: os Laços de família em Rastros de verão” Marília S. Ribeiro, Michigan State University “Songs of Experience: The Utopia of Adolescence in Anjo das ondas” Ronaldo F. Ribeiro, University of Wisconsin “Corpos indóceis: Um olhar fenomenológico e pragmático sobre Harmada”

Thursday, September 23, 2010 from 9:00AM to 11:50AM, Grainger Hall, Executive Dining Room

Brazil: Business Opportunities for U.S. Companies: Brazil has long been a market with great potential. Recent developments suggest that this potential is being realized, offering exciting opportunities to do business in the Brazilian market. This program features senior Brazilian policymaker Dr. Welber Barral, Secretary of Foreign Trade for Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade and Tim Sheehan, a Foley & Lardner legal expert with extensive experience working with U.S. businessesin Brazil on issues including joint ventures, subsidiaries, distribution, and local manufacture. Join us for a discussion of the Brazilian business and legal environment and learn how your company can take advantage of this emerging market! Cost: $30 (breakfast included) Sponsored by: University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Co-sponsors: Division of International Studies, LACIS Brazil Initiative, Global Legal Studies Center, Wisconsin Department of Commerce, and Madison International Trade Association Corporate Sponsor: Foley & Lardner LLP

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 3:30PM, Ingraham 206

2010 Nabuco Award winner Matthew Francis Rarey will present his paper, “The Cross and the Pelourinho: Christian Violence, Visual Culture, and the Representation of Slavery in Brazil.” Refreshments will be provided. Free and open to the public. Please join us!

Wednesday, April 14 to Sunday, April 18, 2010

Brazil Initiative collaboration with the Wisconsin Film Festival: following Brazilian and Brazil-related films were shown as part of a Brazil Initiative-sponsored series within the Wisconsin Film Festival: “Chega de saudade” (2008), directed by Lais Bodanzky; “Simonal: Ninguem sabe o duro que dei” (2009), directed by Claudio Manoel; “Dzi Croquettes” (2009), directed by Tatiana Issa; and “Big River Man” (2009), directed by John Maringouin.

Sunday, March 14, 2010 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM, Marriott Madison West Hotel 1313 John Q. Hammonds Drive, Madison, WI 53562

WCSS/IEC Conference: Brazil — From Amazon’s Indigenous Tribes to the Glitter of the World Stage: On Sunday, 3/14/10 join us for an exciting presentation about Brazil. “Brazil — From Amazon’s Indigenous Tribes to the Glitter of the World Stage” Experience a Brazilian cultural evening through dance (samba), music (capoiera), sport (futbol), film (documentary), and a discussion of issues ranging from geography and environment to politics and economy. Share the evening with colleagues and friends and learn more about Brazil’s indigenous tribes and the impact of the 2016 Olympics. LACIS is pleased to once again provide co-sponsorship to this wonderful event! The Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies and International Education Annual Conference is pleased to announce that the 2010 Conference will be a Great Lakes Regional Conference involving educators from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio & Wisconsin. The Conference will be Monday, March 15 and Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton, Wisconsin. The 2010 conference will have three remarkable keynote speakers, over 100 break-out sessions, special Sunday (March 14) and Monday evening programs, and a Tuesday afternoon program focusing on graduate credit. The deadline for submitting presentation proposals is January 6, 2010 and early registration ends February 15, 2010.

Friday, March 5, 2010 to Friday, March 19, 2010

Brazilian Films of the 1950s

  • Friday, March 19, 2010 at 7:30PM Carnaval Atlântida
  • Friday, March 12, 2010 at 7:30PM O Homem do Sputnik (The Sputnik Man)
  • Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 7:30PM Amei um Bicheiro (I Love a Bookie)
  • Friday, March 5, 2010 at 9:10PM Caiçara
  • Friday, March 5, 2010 at 7:30PM O C (including insights into changing Brazil-US higher education linkages)angaceiro (The Bandit)

Friday, December 4, 2009 at 6:00PM, Centro Hispano, 810 W. Badger Road

Capoeira Angola Workshops with Mestre Valmir (FICA Salvador, Bahia) 6:00-7:45pm Movement / 8:00-9:30pm Music.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 12:00PM in 206 Ingraham

Global Studies Graduate Workshop: “Rio’s Other Gang?: The Cult of the Special Police Forces (BOPE)” Presented by Erika Robb Larkins (UW-Anthropology).

Tuesday, November 6, 2009 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM at the Pyle Center

Law and Development in Latin America Today: Presentations of Work in Progress: Featuring, among others, Professors Michelle Ratton-Sanchez (FGV, Sao Paulo), Mario Schaprio (FGV, Sao Paulo), and Diogo Coutinho (USP).

Friday, October 2, 2009 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM in 336 Ingraham

“The Fiction of Bernardo Carvalho: a Symposium.” Chaired by Rebecca Laird (UW-Madison). With Sophia Beal (Brown University), “Some Thoughts on Vulnerability in the Work of Bernardo Carvalho,” Leila Lehnen (University of New Mexico), “Por do sol global: itinerários e identidades globalizadas em O sol se põe em São Paulo,” and Marilén Loyola (University of Wisconsin – Madison), “Literature, truth, and the role of the writer in O sol se põe em São Paulo“.

Friday, October 2, 2009 from 11:00AM to 1:00PM in 336 Ingraham

“Workshop on the Writing of Bernardo Carvalho.” Chaired by Ronaldo Ribeiro (UW-Madison). The workshop will focus on his novel, “Nove Noites” (“Nine Nights”).

Carvalho’s books are on reserve at College Library under Portuguese 707.