Harvard announces research funding opportunities for Brazil

The Harvard University Lemann Brazil Research Fund available to Harvard faculty is intended to foster collaboration between scholars and to support research projects focused on current issues facing Brazil, including the COVID-19 pandemic.  Lemann Brazil Research Fund Request for Proposals (deadline: Jan 25, 2021) Harvard faculty should also be aware of upcoming DRCLAS funding opportunities:DRCLAS Brazil Research Grants (deadline: Feb 10, 2021)DRCLAS Brazil Events-Based Grants (deadline: Feb 10,Continue reading “Harvard announces research funding opportunities for Brazil”

Brazilian visiting scholars at Harvard

From Harvard Study Program Sao Paulo: Current Visiting Scholars and Fellows from Brazil throughout Harvard this semester include leading academics and practitioners of architecture and urban planning, environmental engineering, journalism, social entrepreneurship, history, and sustainable development.Specific projects range from “Eco-Social Governance and Sustainability in Brazil” to “The Enchantment of Activism: A Father-Daughter Collaboration and a Women’s MovementContinue reading “Brazilian visiting scholars at Harvard”

Harvard professor and former president Cardoso debate in São Paulo

The theme is hot and always welcomed in Brazil. Political parties, democracy and social policy. Professor Frances Hagopian, visiting  professor for Brazil Studies in the Department of Government at Harvard University will lecture at the Centro Ruth Cardoso in São Paulo, on Sept 29th. Titled “Partidos programáticos, democracia participativa e mudança da política social no Brasil”,Continue reading “Harvard professor and former president Cardoso debate in São Paulo”

Harvard president to visit Brazil in March

Drew Gilpin Faust,  the first woman to serve as Harvard’s president, will meet members of Harvard’s community in São Paulo on March 23 and in Rio de Janeiro on March 25. Questions? Please contact internationalhaa@harvard.edu or Samuel Elia AB ’04 at selia@harvardclub.com.br

Ferguson, Complexity and Collapse

There may be very significant changes in long-standing power relationships which can occur quickly. Niall Ferguson, a Harvard Professor, addresses this issue in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs. He makes reference to a book, The Black Swan, by Nassim Taleb, who correctly predicted the financial crash of late 2008. This would have impact onContinue reading “Ferguson, Complexity and Collapse”