In March 2023, Brazil Talk, a non-partisan collaboration founded in 2015 by Brazilian Students at Columbia University, announced a new directorship for the 2023/24 term. Brazil Talk’s primary goal is to facilitate networking and provide content to SIPA students on current Brazilian topics. The organization has grown to include graduate students from SIPA, Teachers College,… Read More Brazil Talk has a new Board of Directors for the 2023/24 term
By João Tavares When Agatha wakes up at 06 a.m. on Saturdays, it’s possible to hear, in the distance, the beats from “pancadão”, a street party that flocks brings young people together to dance Brazilian funk through till the dawn. Many of her friends are there, but Agatha’s destiny is another: she is going to… Read More In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, volunteers seek for new politicians among young people from the periphery
1- Why is it important to be a feminist nowadays? There are inequalities in the way men and women live. It is easy to see this inequality in Brazilian politics: only 15% of the Brazilian Congress is made up of women. Another dimension is the impact of the covid-19 pandemic: health professionals on the front… Read More “Together we can do a lot (and more) to combat inequalities”
In 2021, Brazil Talk inaugurates a brand new format of events, in which urgent topics about Brazil’s global positioning will be addressed by leading scholars and practitioners, to a hand-picked audience. Brazil Talk believes that the current social, political and economic crises in Brazil demand a more careful strategy in the policymaking processes of other… Read More US Network for Democracy in Brazil inaugurates Brazil Talk’s series of events
By Izabela Souza [5 min read] As of November 17, 2020, Brazil has had almost 7 million coronavirus cases, being the third in the World Health Organization’s global confirmed cases dashboard. Following the World Health Organization recommendations, governments worldwide have closed schools, and it was not different in Brazil. Online learning, classes through the radio,… Read More The human rights of school-aged girls in Brazil during the COVID-19 pandemic: what makes school closure an issue beyond learning?
By Julia Henriques Souza [15 min read] As one of the largest documented wildfires burned through the woods of the Pantanal wetlands in Brazil, a member of local indigenous tribe grabbed his phone to plea for help. The teacher Kussugi Bruce Kuikuro, from the village of Kaluani, says his cell camera became the last hope,… Read More Amid Environmental Disaster, Social Media Amplifies Indigenous Voices
By Pedro Gagliardi [9 min read] Until this day, December 14th, the Brazilian Ministry of Health estimates that Brazil has reached an impressive record of more than 6.9 million Covid-19 cases followed by almost 181 thousand deaths in the country. At international level, Brazil, according to John Hopkins University, currently represents more than… Read More Covid-19 and Deforestation: A daunting threat for indigenous health
By João Melhado and Paulo Speroni [13 min read] Mobility is an inevitable issue in urban policy discussions, especially during the municipal elections period in Brazil. Urban tolls, subway expansion, bus lanes, and electric scooters are examples of hot topics in the transportation debate. However, little attention is given to one of the most relevant… Read More Unparking the City
On November 18, join us for a conversation with former Minister of the Environment Izabella Monica Teixeira, one of the leading voices of the global conversation on enviromental issues, with a vast international leadership experience in sustainability policymaking, specially regarding indigenous communities. Providing the global conversation with precious insights on what the Brazilian agenda should be for… Read More Brazil’s leading environment policymaker addresses post-Trump climate change conversation and new challenges for the 2020’s
By Gabriela Silvestrini [9 min read] Sexual violence is an ancient global pandemic that does not choose economy, color, age, or place. Unfortunately and not surprisingly, high numbers of sexual violence are committed by men against women, regardless of age, including babies. In 2019, according to the National Human Rights Ombudsman, Brazil registered 17 thousand… Read More Sexual Violence against Children and Adolescents in Brazil: What does it mean?
By Julia Dias [9 min read] Fortaleza, Brazil is the 9th most dangerous city in the world. I lived there for a little over two years and loved it. It has such a rich and vibrant culture that made me feel right at home. However, when I got there, people thought I was crazy to… Read More Rape: another pandemic we didn’t solve
Providing the global conversation with precious insights on what the Brazilian agenda should be for the 2020 decade, Brazil Talk’s Webinar Series “Lessons From Esplanada” brings insights from former Brazilian Ministers about the challenges and opportunities for the largest country in Latin America. On October 28th, join us for the opening of the Webinar Series… Read More Former Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs inaugurates webinar series on the upcoming decade