The University of Illinois

The Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Investiture of Jerry Dávila


Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazilian History

On October 16th, 2013, Jerry Dávila was endowned as the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazilian History. Mr. Jorge Paulo Lemann spoke at the ceremony, attended a reception, and visited with Lemann Graduate Fellows and Lemann Faculty Affiliates. Chancellor Phyllis Wise, Dean Brian Ross, and Department Head of History Diane Koenker spoke. Professor Dávila gave an eloquent address about his vision for the future of Brazilian Studies at Illinois.