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“What’s the Matter with Brazil?”

“What’s the Matter with Brazil?”

Current Events Panel

Wednesday, November 30, at 5:00 pm
Hesburgh Center Room C103

Since 2013, Brazil has seen waves of protests. Brazilians have taken to the streets to protest public works spending on the World Cup and Olympics, to demand increased spending on schools and transportation, and both to support and oppose recently impeached President Dilma Rousseff as well as her successor, President Michel Temer. Organized by Visiting Fellow Amy Erica Smith, this roundtable will explain recent events in Brazil and discuss what the future may hold.


Henrique Carlos de Oliveira de CastroHenrique Carlos de Oliveira de Castro
Brazilian Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Democracy and Human Development

Ann MischeAnn Mische
Associate Professor of Sociology and Peace Studies
Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow

Marcio BahiaMarcio Bahia
Associate Professional Specialist
Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

Juan AlbarracínJuan Albarracín
Kellogg Institute PhD Fellow
(political science)

Maggie ShumMaggie Shum
Kellogg Institute Doctoral Student Affiliate
(political science)


Amy Erica SmithAmy Erica Smith
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Iowa State University
Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow

Cosponsored by the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studeis, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and the Keough School of Global Affairs.




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