Brazil Initiative Programming Archive – UW-Washington County Brazil Series

Beautiful Brazil 

Fall 2013 Community Lecture Series

Tuesday Evenings at 6:30pm, Room 201 

Free Admission to these one hour lectures! Question & Answer follows each lecture.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30pm, Room 201, Matt Zillig Memorial Lecture

Cultural Traditions

Discovering Brazil’s rich cultural traditions of music, dance and Carnaval.

The Friends of Matt Zillig are sponsoring a social featuring Brazilian food samples immediately following this lecture. The art gallery will be open before and after the lecture, and will feature a photography display of Brazil by Dr. Watts.

Dr. Meredith Watts, Professor Emeritus, Political Science and Simone Ferro, Professor of Dance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:30pm, Room 201

Brazil’s “Pro-Poor” Policies

Once one of the world’s most unequal societies, Brazil has experienced a remarkable decline in inequality over the past decade. What explains this change, and what lessons does Brazil’s experience hold for other developing countries?

Dr. Gay Seidman, UW-Madison, Professor of Sociology

Tuesday, October 1, 6:30pm, Room 201

Science & Technology

How does Brazil fund Science & Technology? How is Science in Brazil progressing; what are the gaps? In this talk, Dr. Tachinardi will use publicly available information (adding his personal touch) to guide the audience in the understanding of the history, current status and future of science and technology in this complex and complicated country: Brazil.

Dr. Umberto Tachinardi, UW-Madison, Associate Dean for Biomedical Informatics

Tuesday, October 8, 6:30pm, Room 201

Poverty, Inequality & Citizenship Development

Topics include evolution of social policy and effects of Bolsa Família on citizenship development of the poor.

Dr.Natasha Borges Sugiyama, UW-Milwaukee, Professor of Political Science

Tuesday, October 15, 6:30pm, Room 201

Global Food Production and Tropical Deforestation

Harnessing global market demand for forest conservation in the Brazilian Amazon.

Dr. Holly Gibbs, UW-Madison, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Center for Sustainability & The Global Environment

Wednesday, October 23, 6:30pm, Room 201

Life in Brazil

Quality of life in Brazil as well as cost of living and doing business are among the topics of discussion. *NOTE: The final lecture meets on Wednesday evening.

Panel Discussion led by Dr. Simone Conceição, UW-Milwaukee