The University of Illinois

The Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lemann Lecture Series


Tuesday 2:00 - 3:30 pm, 101 International Studies Building or as announced

The Lemann Institute organizes together with CLACS a series of lectures about Brazil. Every year the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies invites a number of distinguished scholars, faculty and graduate students from UIUC and other institutions to present lectures on the foremost issues regarding Brazil's economy, society, and culture.

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Spring 2017

Tuesday, January 24th

Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities Conducting Research in Brazil: Practical Insights from the Field
Juliana Prates Santana, Department of Psychology, Universidade Federal da Bahia
Understanding Potential Academic Research Partners in Brazil
Liliane Cambraia Windsor, School of Social Work, University of Illinois
Working with Partners without a Formal Relationship in a Challenging Political Climate
Lenore Matthew, School of Social Work, University of Illinois
Challenges of Human Subjects Research: Student Perspectives from Fieldwork in Bahia
Marcella Rafaelli, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Illinois
Lessons Learned from 26 Years of Experience Researching in Brazil

Monday, January 30th, ISB 101, 1PM

Panel Discussion: Brazil's Economy in Challenging Times
Edmund Amann, Professor of Brazilian Studies, Leiden University
Alexandre Tombini, Executive Director, International Monetary Fund; Past-President, Central Bank of Brazil

Tuesday, March 7th

Rodger Antunes, Department of Economics, Universidade de São Paulo
Earmarking Unconstitutionality and its impact on Housing Deficit: Evidence from São Paulo State
This talk will be given in Portuguese

Tuesday, March 14th

Arabela Oliven, College of Education, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Implementing Affirmative Action in Higher Education: African and Native Brazilians in an Elite University

Tuesday, March 28th

José Caixeta, Department of Agricultural Economics of the "Luiz de Queiroz" Agriculture School at the University of São Paulo
Brazilian Agro-Logistics: Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, April 25th

Marcia Lima, Department of Sociology, University of São Paulo
Racial inequalities in Brazil and Affirmative Action: What has Changed?

Fall 2016

Tuesday, September 6th

Ruben Oliven, Lemann Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Brazil Circles the Globe: Five Centuries Exchanging Commodities, Ideas and Cultural Practices

Tuesday, September 13th

Edilza Sotero, Department of Africana Studies, Brown University
They Came in Different Colors: Political Traditions and Black Movements in Brazil (1945-1955)

Tusday, October 11th

Andiara Schwingel, Kinesiology and Community Health, UIUC
Mobilizing the Community to Prevent and Control Chronic Diseases in Brazil - New Perspectives for Community Health Agents

Tuesday, October 18th

Karl Monsma, Sociology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
How did European Immigrants in Brazil Learn to be Racists? Evidence from Western São Paulo

Tuesday, October 25th

Mauro Sardela, Materials Reserach Lab Director, UIUC
Pepper Extracts as Natural Biocides on the Treatment of Brazilian Tropical Woods

Tuesday, November 1st

Luciano Nakabashi, Department of Economics, University of São Paulo
Poverty and Development: Evidence from a Developing Country

Tuesday, November 8th

Jose Carlos Martines Belieiro Junior, Social Sciences Department, UFSM, Brazil
Um Novo Capitalismo no Brasil: Fusões e Aquisições no Governo Lula
This talk will be given in Portuguese

Spring 2016

Tuesday, January 26th

Clarissa Freitas, Universidade Federal do Ceara
Urban Planning and Informal Settlements in Fortaleza, Brazil

Tuesday, February 9th

Pedro Meira Monteiro, Professor and Chair in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University
Cordiality and Power: The President between Film and Essay

Wednesday, February 17th, ISB 101 3pm

Liane Henstschke, Senior Advisor for the Chancellor on Strategic Projects at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Internalization of Higher Education in Brazil: Pre and Post Economic Crisis

Tuesday, February 23rd

Keila Grinberg, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
The two enslavements of Rufina: illigal Enslavement and International Relations on the Southern Border of Brazil in the nineteenth Century

Wednesday, February 25th, David Kinley Hall Room 7, 1:30pm

Armando Dalla Costa, Universidade Federal do Parana
Bunge and it's fiftieth anniversary in Brazil: The construction of an economic group (1905 - 1955)
Talk will be given in Portuguese

Tuesday, March 1st

Renato Vieira, PhD Student, ACES, Lemann Fellow
Efficiency and Distributional Characteristics of Transit Fare Subsidies in the City of Sao Paulo

Tuesday, March 15th

Daniella Toscano, PhD Candidate in International Relations at the University of Brasilia
The Educational Cooperation between Brazil and the United States - The case CAPES - Fulbright

Tuesday, April 12

Gladys L. Mitchell-Walthour, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Racial Discrimination and Afro-Brazilian Perceptions of Economic Well-Being During Better Times

Fall 2015

Tuesday, September 8th

Eduardo Rios-Neto, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
The Conclusion of the Demographic Transition in Brazil

Tuesday,September 22nd

Flavia Andrade, University of Illinois, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois
Participation in Productive Activities and Health Outcomes among Brazilian Adults

Tuesday, October 20th

Paula Miranda-Ribeiro, Director of the School of Economics, UFMG, Brazil
The Adventures of Qualitative Methods in Demography: Lessons from Brazil

Tuesday, October 27th

Antonio Carlos Lessa, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Threatening the traditions: Brazilian Foreign Policy under the Worker's Party Goverment

Monday, November 16th, 2pm, ISB 101

Gilberto Hochman, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/FIOCRUZ, Brazil
Parasites and Revolution: Scientists, Communists and Public Health in Brazil (1945-64)