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Programa da Conferência "Brazil in a Global Context", New York University, 01 a 03 de dezembro de 2010

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  • Gallatin Graduate and Undergraduate Student Council NOVEMBER 22, 2010 The Gallatin Graduate and Undergraduate Student Council announces a three-day student organized conference on Brazil, entitled Brazil in a Global Context: Culture, Foreign Policy, and Development. Throughout the conference, students, faculty and guest lecturers will have the opportunity to engage in discussions on the history, culture, and politics of Brazil. In addition, we hope that this will allow the NYU community, as well as the greater New York community, to begin a dialogue about Brazil with those who study it, in order to spur interest in one of the largest emerging economies today. Some of the main questions that we intend to address include: What are Brazil’s growing roles in a global context? How have developments in the past two decades changed the country’s socioeconomic reality? How can developing nations like Brazil promote higher environmental and labor standards despite the intense global competition? What are the legacies of the Lula administration? With an upcoming political transition, what can be expected for Brazil’s future? From listening to presentations and participating in question and answer sessions, we hope that attendees can gain an insider perspective on Brazil and better understand the complexities that influence its local, national, and international decisions. Latin Americanists in attendance will include Barbara Weinstein, John French, Robert Stam, Alejandro Velasco, and Salo Coslovsky. Brazilian speakers will include Ambassador Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, and Alexandre Fortes, Chair of the Graduate Program in the History Department of Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro. Their full biographies are included within this packet. Sponsoring the event along with the Gallatin Graduate and Undergraduate Student Council is the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at both NYU and Duke University, in addition to the Gallatin Office of the Dean, and the Journal of Global Affairs. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS PLEASE NOTE: The conference will be spread over three days and is hosted at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, located at 1 Washington Place in New York. Wednesday, December 1st Location: Student Activities Suite, Room 522 5:30 - 6:30 PM Environment and Global Competition Dr. Salo Coslovsky, Assistant Professor of International Development at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service will present his research on the promotion of labor and environmental standards in the face of global competition. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session and a brief break for refreshments. 7:00 - 8:00 PM Entrepreneurship: Local to International This discussion will feature Brazilian executives and entrepreneurs from both São Paulo from Rio de Janeiro, who have successfully led their businesses into global markets. They will discuss their business experiences in Brazil and what was involved in their decision to expand their companies to the international level. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session to learn more about specific obstacles facing entrepreneurs. A reception with a sampling of Brazilian foods will follow the discussion.The Gallatin School of Individualized StudyGraduate and Undergraduate Student Council1 Washington Place, Room 522, New York, NY 10003  T. 212.998.7356 | F. 212.998.7351 | gallatin.student.council@nyu.edu | www.nyu.edu/gallatin  
  • Gallatin Graduate and Undergraduate Student Council Thursday, December 2nd Location: Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts 6:00 - 8:00 PM Aesthetic Innovation in Brazilian Cinema Professor Robert Stam of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts will lead the second night of the conference with a lecture focusing on the evolving aesthetics of Brazilian cinema. Screening clips from a variety of Brazilian films, Dr. Stam will present a retrospective from the era of Cinema Novo up to the present, and discuss the shifting aesthetics of hunger, garbage, and Tropicalia (counter-culture art movement from the late 1960’s). A reception with a sampling of Brazilian foods will follow the discussion. 8:00 - 10:00 PM Brazilian Film Screening: Waste Land Waste Land, a documentary directed by Lucy Walker, follows the most recent project of contemporary Brazilian artist Vik Muniz. Muniz travels to Jardim Gramacho, the largest landfill outside of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, to photograph the catadores (pickers of recyclable materials). Without a formal recycling program, Jardim Gramacho depends upon the scavengers to separate and collect recyclable materials from mountains of trash. Muniz’s project involves photographing the catadores, whose images are then recreated in large-scale warehouses using only recyclable materials from the land fill. The film portrays the stark inequalities in Brazilian society and presents an informative depiction of the marginalized catadores. Friday, December 3rd Location: Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts 3:30 - 5:30 PM Brazil: The Country of the Future Once Again? A panel discussion examining Brazil’s history and sociopolitical developments will open the last day of the conference. Panelists include Professors Barbara Weinstein, Alexandre Fortes, John French and Alejandro Velasco. Some topics to be addressed include: the historical contextualization of recent decades; President Lula, his goals, accomplishments and legacies; shifting politics within The Workers Party (PT); and Brazil’s emerging role in a regional context. 6:00 - 8:30 PM Brazilian Foreign Policy: National Objectives in a Global Arena Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations, Ambassador Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, will close the conference with a unique perspective on Brazilian foreign policy objectives. She will discuss Brazil’s growing presence in the international arena and the transformations within the country’s foreign policy. Susanne Wofford, Dean of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, along with event coordinators, will close the conference with final remarks. Please join our distinguished guests after the final talk as we end the conference with a live Samba ensemble and Brazilian food in the Gallatin Gallery.The Gallatin School of Individualized StudyGraduate and Undergraduate Student Council1 Washington Place, Room 522, New York, NY 10003  T. 212.998.7356 | F. 212.998.7351 | gallatin.student.council@nyu.edu | www.nyu.edu/gallatin  
  • Gallatin Graduate and Undergraduate Student Council INVITED SPEAKERS Salo Coslovsky Assistant Professor of International Development, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Salo Coslovskys research bridges international development, legal sociology, and organizational behavior, and asks how developing countries can promote sustainable and equitable growth even when subjected to intense global competition. His dissertation examined how Brazilian prosecutors enforce labor and environmental laws so as to enhance business competitiveness. He has also studied how global buyers and private auditors influence labor practices in the sugar and ethanol supply chain. Coslovsky is additionally interested in forest-based industries in the Amazon, and was awarded MITs Siegel Prize for Best Essay in Science, Technology and Society for research on this topic. His work has been funded by MITs Department of Urban Studies, the Sloan School of Management, the Martin Society for Sustainability, and the World Bank. Coslovsky has also been advising Brazilian think-tanks and government agencies, including the Ministry of Environment, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Forest Service on matters of policy design and implementation. He received an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Ph.D. in International Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Alexandre Fortes Chair of the Graduate Program in the History Department, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro Chair of the Graduate Program in History, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro. Alexandre Fortes directs the Graduate Program in History at the at the History and Economics Department, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), and coordinates the debate panel on Regional Development in Brazil: Past and Present. Fortes has authored and co-authored several books, including "Muitos Caminhos, Uma Estrela: Memórias de Militantes do PT" ("Many Paths, One Star: Memories of Workers´ Party Militants") and "História e Perspectivas da Esquerda" ("History and Perspectives of the Left"). John French Faculty of Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Professor of History, Duke University A historian of modern Latin America with a specialization in Brazil, John French’s most recent book entitled Drowning in Laws: Labor Law and Brazilian Political Culture was published in 2004. John French was on residential fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2005-06) and at the Kellogg Institute at Notre Dame (Spring 2007) to work on his book entitled "Lulas Politics of Cunning: From Trade Unionism to the Presidency." He is also finishing on a book entitled "Globalizing Protest and Policy: Neo-Liberalism, Worker Rights, and the Rise of Alt-Global Politics" that reflects ongoing research labor and globalization. He has been co-coordinator of the Latin American Labor History Conference held in April of each year at Duke, and served as Director of the Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies from 2001 to December 2005, and as Director of the Carolina and Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies 2002-05. Dr. French also serves as Associate Editor for Latin America and the Caribbean for the journal Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas, under its new editor Leon Fink (University of Illinois-Chicago). Robert Stam University Professor, Tisch School of The Arts A specialist in film theory and history, Robert Stam has published widely on Brazilian cinema, multiculturalism, and literary adaptation. Among his publications are Flagging Patriotism: Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism (Routledge, 2006); Francois Truffaut and Friends: Modernism, Sexuality, and Film Adaptation (Rutgers, 2006); Literature through Film: Realism, Magic and the Art of Adaptation (Blackwell, 2005); Literature and Film: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Adaptation (Blackwell, 2005); Companion to Literature and Film (Blackwell, 2004); Film Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell, 2000); Tropical Multiculturalism: A Comparative History of Race in Brazilian Cinema and Culture (Duke, 1997). He has recently collaborated with Ella Shohat on a study of transnational patriotism in an international context. Stam has been awarded the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, NDEA Fellowship, Rockefeller Fellowship, Fulbright Lectureship, and Guggenheim Fellowship. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.The Gallatin School of Individualized StudyGraduate and Undergraduate Student Council1 Washington Place, Room 522, New York, NY 10003  T. 212.998.7356 | F. 212.998.7351 | gallatin.student.council@nyu.edu | www.nyu.edu/gallatin  
  • Gallatin Graduate and Undergraduate Student Council Barbara Weinstein Professor of History, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Barbara Weinstein is a professor of history at New York University whose research has focused on postcolonial Latin America, particularly Brazil. Her courses and publications explore questions of labor, gender, race, and political economy in regions as diverse as the Amazon and the state of São Paulo, Latin America’s leading industrial center. Weinstein’s current research project considers a period in Brazilian history when the state of São Paulo emerged as the nation’s dominant economic center and political force. Weinstein earned her undergraduate degree at Princeton University and her PhD at Yale University. Before moving to NYU, she was on the faculty at Stony Brook University and the University of Maryland, and she has also taught as a Fulbright lecturer at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Alejandro Velasco Assistant Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study Alejandro Velasco is a historian of modern Latin America whose research and teaching interests are in the areas of social movements, urban culture, and democratization. Professor Velascos research has won major funding support from the Social Science Research Council, the American Historical Association, the Ford Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation, among others, and he has presented widely at both national and international conferences and symposia. His most recent publications are "A Weapon as Powerful as the Vote: Urban Protest and Electoral Politics in Venezuela, 1978-8193" (Hispanic American Historical Review, November 2010) and "We Are Still Rebels: The Challenge of Popular History in Bolivarian Venezuela" (Dan Hellinger and David Smilde, eds. Participation, Politics, and Culture in Venezuelas Bolivarian Democracy, forthcoming 2011). Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations Ambassador Viotti received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (1979) and concluded a post-graduation course in the same subject (University of Brasília, 1981). She initiated her diplomatic activities in headquarters, in the area of trade promotion, having contributed to the expansion of Brazilian trade relations with China and with African countries. As a Counselor, she directed the economic sector of the Brazilian Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia. While in Bolivia, she wrote the dissertation entitled “The Gas in the relations between Brazil and Bolivia”, which she presented at the Course of High Studies of the Rio Branco Institute, in 1995. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she also served as Deputy Press Secretary, Head of the Division of South America I (in charge of relations with Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile), Director-General of the Department of Human Rights and Social Affairs and Director-General of the Department of International Organizations. She was responsible for the implementation of President’s Lula “Action Against Poverty” initiative. In the United Nations, she was actively involved, as Vice-Chairperson, in the Preparatory Committee of the Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development. She led the Brazilian Delegation to the negotiations that prepared the Monterey Conference on Financing for Development.The Gallatin School of Individualized StudyGraduate and Undergraduate Student Council1 Washington Place, Room 522, New York, NY 10003  T. 212.998.7356 | F. 212.998.7351 | gallatin.student.council@nyu.edu | www.nyu.edu/gallatin  
  • Gallatin Graduate and Undergraduate Student Council CONFERENCE COORDINATORS Thomaz Marcondes Deputy Senator, Gallatin Student Council Rick Stern Vice President, Gallatin Student Council Laura Esposito Editor, Journal of Global Affairs Maggie Carter Programming Director, Gallatin Student Council Sarah Zapiler President, Journal of Global Affairs SPONSORSHIP The Gallatin Graduate and Undergraduate Student Council The Gallatin Office of the Dean New York University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Duke University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) The Gallatin Journal of Global Affairs For more information on the conference, feel free to email student.council@gallatinstudent.com or call +1 (212) 998-7356.The Gallatin School of Individualized StudyGraduate and Undergraduate Student Council1 Washington Place, Room 522, New York, NY 10003  T. 212.998.7356 | F. 212.998.7351 | gallatin.student.council@nyu.edu | www.nyu.edu/gallatin