Brazil Week 2018


Brazil Week 2018 Programme

Monday 5 March 

Brazil: Collaborative Opportunities and Funding Support. 11:00-12:45 Muirhead Tower Hospitality Suite (12th Floor)

Richard Brunt , International Partnerships Officer (International Relations) will deliver a session outlining the various  internal and external funding schemes that are on offer to help support engagement with Brazil , and provide some examples of stories of success between the University of Birmingham and partners in Brazil. Networking lunch from 12:00-12:45

The October 2018 elections and beyond: the challenges ahead for Brazil. 13:00-15:00 Muirhead Tower Hospitality Suite (12th Floor)

Dr Marco Vieira, University of Birmingham, Dr Vinicius Carvalho, Kings College London Brazil Institute, and Professor Edmund Amman, Latin American Studies, University of Leiden will explore dimensions and challenges to Brazil including peacekeeping and defence, economy and development and links between foreign policy and contending national identities. 

Tuesday 6 March

Brazilian Postgraduate Researcher Forum - Cafe Brasil 13.00-15.00 

The University of Birmingham's vibrant and dynamic Brazilian PGR community will present on their research, showcasing their breadth of expertise in various disciplines and engaging in stimulating academic discussion. This will also include  Cafe Brasil, a lively and topical discussion and debate led by ABEP UK (The Association of Brazilian Postgraduate Students in the UK).


Women in Brazilian History 11:00-13:00 University House G13 

This round-table discussion will focus on the role of women in Brazilian History, spanning from the colonial to the modern period, celebrating both International Women's Day and Brazil Week at the University of Birmingham. 


University of Birmingham-University of Nottingham Brazil Distinguished Lecture. 16:00-19:30 Alan Walters building G11 

Professor Vladimir Safatle, University of São Paulo. 'The last leftist government of the 20th century: the limits of the Brazilian experience’

To celebrate our partnership and ongoing work in Brazil with the University of Nottingham, we will joined by the notable Brazilian academic and columnist Professor Vladimir Safatle, Director of Research in the Department of Philosophy and the Institute of Psychology at the University of São Paulo. Professor Safatle will offer a unique insight into understanding present day Brazil, exploring this through the lens of “lulismo” and the political left in Latin America. 

Networking drinks will be served alongside Brazilian music from 18:00-19:30

Wednesday 7 March 

Embassy of Brazil UK - Brazil Innovation and Engagement Roundtable 

We are delighted to be hosting a senior delegation of colleagues from the Embassy of Brazil UK to the University of Birmingham, which will give us the opportunity to discuss our collaboration with Brazil in more detail and explore  future partnership initiatives. 

For further information on this event please contact Richard Brunt, International Partnerships Officer.

Brazil Film Screening - 'The Boy who Made a Museum', including introduction and discussion with director, Sergio Utsch. 18:00-20:00 Barber Institute of Fine Arts Lecture Theatre

In association with B-Film, we are delighted to welcome journalist and director Sergio Utsch to the University of Birmingham for a screening of and discussion on his independent documentary film ‘The Boy Who Made a Museum’

Thursday 8 March 

Multilingual Brazil: Language Resources, Identities and Ideologies in a Globalized World 11:00-13:00

Emeritus Professor Marilyn Martin Jones from the School of Education will be joined by two of her collaborators from Brazil, Professor Marilda Cavalcanti and Associate Professor Terzinha Maher, both from the University of Campinas, to present on their ongoing research in Brazil and to launch their recently published book, 'Multilingual Brazil: Language Resources, Identities and Ideologies in a Globalized World.' 

Brazil Guest Lecture, Professor Eduardo Viola University of Brasilia: 'Brazil and Climate Change: Beyond the Amazon'. 16:00-18:00

We are honoured to host Professor Eduardo Viola from the University of Brasilia here at the University of Birmingham for an intriguing and important discussion on climate change, the Amazon, and Brazil's role in the geopolitical arena that encompasses one of, if not the most pressing issue that the world faces.