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.

If you've missed a lecture, click on the title link to view the video

Fall 2016

Tuesday, September 6th, Room 101 ISB, 2pm

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, Room 101 ISB 2pm

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, Room 101 ISB 2pm

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, Room 101 ISB 2pm

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, room 101 ISB 2pm

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

Tuesday, November 1st, Room 101 ISB 2pm

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

Tuesday, November 8th, Room 101 ISB 2pm

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, ISB 101 2pm

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

Tuesday, February 9th, ISB 101 2pm

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, ISB 101 2pm

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, ISB 101 2pm

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

Tuesday, March 15th, ISB 101 2pm

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, ISB 101 2pm

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, 2pm, ISB 101

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

Tuesday,September 22nd, 2pm, ISB 101

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, 2pm, ISB 101

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

Tuesday, October 27th, 2pm, ISB 101

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)

Spring 2015

Tuesday, February 3rd, 5pm

Werner Baer, University of Illinois
Institutional Obstacles to Brazil's Economic Development

Tuesday, February 24th, 5pm

Gustavo Rossi, University of São Paulo/Princeton University
Race as a Category of Experience in the Intellectual Trajectory of Edison Carneiro

Tuesday, March 10th, 5pm

Ian Read, Associate Professor of Latin American Studies, Soka University of America
Brazil's Era of Epidemics (1849-1909): How Disease Shaped a Nation

Wednesday, April 1st, Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Gilberto Gil, Musician and Former Minister of Culture, Brazil
Lecture: Brazilian Music and Culture

Tuesday, April 7th, 5pm

Ana Clotilde Thomé-Williams, Northwestern University
Soccer Narration and Brazilian Identity

Thursday, April 16th, 12pm

Glen Goodman, Portuguese & Spanish, University of Illinois
Germans in the Land of the Gaúchos: Ethnic and Regional Identities in Brazil's South

Wednesday, April 22nd, 12pm, 314A Illini Union

Lenore Matthew, WGGP Goodman Fellow, University of Illinois
Informally Employed: Women's Decisions to Participate in Technical Training Programs in Brazil

Thursday, April 23rd, 12pm

Hapsatou Wane, Lemann Institute Fellow, University of Illinois
The Nervous Conditions of Hyphenated Diasporas: Postcolonial Perspectives on Afro-Brazilian Writings