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Brazil Conference Series – First Impressions


By Camila Jordan, Co Editor and Writer at Brazil Talk

While our team is making the five-hour trip from New York to Boston, I cannot stop myself from thinking and creating expectations on the things that will be said during this conference, and if the dialogues undertaken during two intense days will have any lasting legacy on the future of our country.

For the past three years, since former president Dilma’s reelection in 2014, Brazilians have lost the ability of constructing dialogues across diverging opinions. This period has been strenuous and tiring, as most people learned to quickly identify and categorize each other based on basic and too simple concepts of politics and notions of “right and wrong”. (more…)

Blog, Events, National Politics

‘In Moro we trust’ or ‘Coup promoter’: The danger of football politics


by Isabela Messias, Co Editor and Writer at Brazil Talk

It is 9:30am, and the “Institution-Building, Governance and Compliance in Brazil”[1]conference organized and co-hosted by Columbia University just finished setting things up to receive Sergio Moro, the federal judge who is heading the Car Wash operation, also known as Lava Jato — the largest corruption investigation in Brazil’s history. The room is full of students, academics, scholars and journalists, waiting for Moro to go up on stage. As he does, however, the unexpected happens: amidst thunderous claps, outraged protests erupt from the audience. One woman, who had to be escorted out, yells “Biased! Coup!”. Another person joins the chorus, reading as loudly as possible a protest letter. On the opposite third person, dressed in a Brazilian football t-shirt, angrily holds a sign that says “In Moro We Trust”, and screams “shut up” while booing. Needless to say, it was mayhem, which delayed Moro’s statement for at least twenty minutes. (more…)

Culture, Events

The Pride of Being Brazilian – Film Screening and A Conversation with Adalberto Piotto


Brazil Talk invites to the film screening of ‘The Pride of Being Brazilian’ — ‘Orgulho de Ser Brasileiro’ — followed by a conversation with director Adalberto Piotto on October 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 in IAB 405.

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Economy, Events

Event with Tereza Campello, Brazil’s Minister of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger


Last week, Brazil Talk participated in an event with Brazil’s Minister of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger, Tereza Campello, at Columbia University. Mrs. Campello is responsible for the leading widely recognized programs such as Fome Zero and Bolsa Família, two of the most important social policies adopted by Brazil in the last decades. Minister Campello discussed the social impacts of these policies in the last ten years. Prof. Albert Fishlow, Prof. Sidney Nakahodo (both members of Brazil Talk’s Advisory Board) and Prof. André Lara Rezende (former president of the Brazilian Development Bank – BNDES) were also present at the event.

Check out the pictures!

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