Brazil Week 2017

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In recognition of our engagement and collaboration with Brazil, the University of Birmingham is proud to celebrate our first Brazil Week on campus with events beginning 21 March.

Open to all visitors, staff, students and friends, join us in a celebration of Brazilian culture, ideas and research. Events range from insights into the world of diplomacy and corruption networks to lively discussions on Brazilian literature and film. 

Brazil Week 2017 Programme

Ambassador of Brazil Lecture: Tuesday 21 March 2017 (15:30-16:15)

His Excellency Eduardo dos Santos, Ambassador of Brazil to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will speak about Brazil's relationship with the UK and bilateral academic ties. 

Rethinking Brazil's national identity: Wednesday 22 March 2017 (13:00-15:00)

A panel of academic experts with diverse and wide ranging research interests in Brazil will critically engage with the theme of intellectual discourse and how this has shaped Brazil's national identity and place in the world.

An evening with Alan Charlton: Wednesday 22 March 2017 (17:30-19:00)

Alan Charlton, former Ambassador in Brazil will recount stories from his recent autobiography "Shaking my briefcase". Covering his distinguished career in diplomacy dealing with issues ranging from gorillas to royal visits, as well as his thoughts on the future of Brazil and its role in the world. 

Brazilian Film Screening: Thursday 23 March 2017 (13:00-15:00) 

Enjoy a Brazilian film screening of 'O Ano em Que Meus Pais Sairam de Ferias' (The year my parents went on holiday). Hosted by Anneliese Hatton, Modern Foreign Languages. 

Anti-Corruption Fight in Brazil: Thursday 23 March 2017 (13:00-15:00) 

With the issue of corruption continuing to dominate the headlines in Brazil, Armando Castro, PhD student at Imperial College London and Fernanda Figueiredo, PhD student at Kings College London, both representing the the Association of Brazilian Graduate Students and Researchers, will talk about the anti-corruption fight in Brazil. 

Brazil Book Club: Thursday 23 March 2017 (16:00-18:00)

Join our Brazil Book Club with Dr Courtney Campbell to discuss the book Os Sertões (translated as Rebellion in the Backlands) by the Brazilian author Euclides da Cunha.

Closing Reception: Thursday 23 March 2017 (18:00-20:00)

International Relations extends a warm welcome to all staff, students and visitors to celebrate the close of the University of Birmingham's Brazil Week 2017 with a series of Brazilian music performances including Capoeira and percussion.