This article is part of Brazil Talk’s 2018 Elections Series and is intended to give our readers a deeper understanding of the Brazilian political system, its complex electoral process and gather diverse perspectives and opinions on what the world should expect from Brazil in the upcoming months and the future of the country at the beginning… Read More Part 4 – 2018 Election Series: Political Participation and the Future of Education in Latin America’s Largest Economy
by Laura Ribeiro, MPA Candidate 2018 The news of Google’s downturn this past trimester shocked the world and raised serious questions about effective management and product delivery. Indicators on employee performance and financial returns tanked in an unprecedented way. When interviewed, the CEO argued that he wasn’t to blame for the bad outcomes, and that… Read More What We Can Learn from Google
by Isabela Messias, MIA candidate 2017 at SIPA Brazil has been going through a lot lately: an impeachment process, a corruption scandal and an economic crisis that has plunged Brazilian GDP by 3.8 percent in 2015. Worldwide, a number of newspapers and TV channels have been discussing the crisis and its negative consequences for the… Read More Saving the Lost Generation
by Ana Carolina C D’Agostini We all know deep in our hearts that wearing uniforms is a method of control. One of the aims of school is to get you used to the idea of obeying orders and to make you biddable. Sitting in rows, getting there on time, changing activity every 40 minutes, were… Read More Bullying and Education: Do Schools Make Students Angry?
On October 2, 2009, Brazil was announced the winner of the 2016 Summer Olympic bid in Copenhagen, Denmark. President Lula, holding a handkerchief over his watering eyes, famously wept tears of joy, later proclaiming, “The world has recognized that the time has come for Brazil.” Brazil is the first South American country to win an… Read More The Hidden Scandal: Corruption in the Brazilian Public Education System