What happened in Brazil? Brazil after the Election of Jair Bolsonaro

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February 27-28, 2019
Rubenstein Library 153, Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room

The world was shocked by Brazil's recent election of a far-right president who loves Brazil's 21-year military dictatorship, guns, policeman who kill, and Donald Trump. How did this happen? How dark are the clouds gathering over Brazil? How are Brazilians, especially the most vulnerable, responding? 

Wednesday, February 27

6:30-8:00 P.M.            Keynote Address: Black Women Fight Back

                                    Dr. Djamila Ribeiro


Thursday, February 28

9:30-10:00 A.M.         Coffee and Pastries

10:00-11:15 A.M.       Screening of I, A Black Woman, Resist

 Introduction by Dr. Sharrelle Barber (Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Policy, Department of Epidemiology and Statistics)

11:15-11:30 A.M.       Coffee Break

11:30 A.M.-Noon       Threats to Health Services

                                    Dr. João Ricardo N. Vissoci (Duke Medical School)

                                    Dr. Marta Rovery de Souza (Federal Univeristy of Goiás)

12:00-1:15 P.M.          Keynote Address: Crisis or Destiny?

                                    Dr. Sílvio Luiz de Almeida (Universidade Mackenzie and Getúlio Vargas Foundation)

1:15-2:00 P.M.            Lunch Break

2:00-2:45 P.M.            Threats to Higher Education

                                    Dr. Stephanie Reist (Postdoctoral Associate, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro)

                                    Chloe Ricks (Duke Liberal Studies)

2:45-3:00 P.M.            Coffee Break

3:00-3:45 P.M.            From Hope to Hate: The Rise of Conservative Subjectivity in Brazil

                                    Dr. Rosana Pinheiro Machado (Federal University of Santa Maria)

3:45-4:15 P.M.            Threats to the Environment

                                    Dr. Stuart Pimm (Doris Duke Professor of Conservation, Nicholas School of the                                   Environment)

4:15-5:00 P.M.            Reading Brazil: Current Research from Duke

Ian Erickson-Kery
, “Phantoms of Racial Democracy: Whiteness and Whitening  in Cruz e Souza and Cadernos Negros” (Duke Romance Studies)
Gray F. Kidd, “An Arcades Project in the Tropics, Or Collecting the Margins of a Periphery: Recife, 1971-1986” (Duke History)                                   
Marcelo Noah, “Sonic Dynamics of a Concrete Poem: Listening to Augusto de Campos” (Duke Romance Studies)

5:00-6:30 P.M.            Keynote Address: Bolsonaro and Brazil’s Nostalgia for Death

                                    Dr. John D. French (Duke History)

6:30-8:00 P.M.            Dinner and Music by Caique Vidal

Sponsored by Office of Global Affairs and the Hanscom Endowment, Duke Brazil Initiative, and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.