Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Brazil: From Dictatorship to Democracy Conference

Thursday, April 10 –
Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 10-12

Joukowsky Forum

Opening Ceremony, Keynote Lecture by Carlos Fico

Panels I, II,

Panels III and IV

Panels V, VI, VII

Student and Alumni Conference

See full schedule below.

Brazil Initiative

Brazil: From Dictatorship to Democracy (1964-2014)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

4:00 Opening Ceremony

Chair: James N. Green, Director, Brown Brazil Initiative

• Richard M. Locke, Director, Watson Institute for International Studies

• Cézar Amaral, Ambassador, Brazilian Consulate, Hartford, CT

• Rev.William L Wipfler, Director, Latin America and Human Rights Depts. (1969-1988), National Council of Churches

• Richard Snyder, Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

• Nelson Vieira, Chair, Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

4:30 Inauguration, Opening the Archives Project

Chairs: Patricia Figueroa, Curator, Latin American Collection, Brown University Libraries

André Pagliarini, Graduate Student, Brown University

• Edwin A. Quist, Brown University Librarian

• William Mayer, Executive for Research Services, U.S. National Archive and Records Administration

• Sidnei J. Munhoz, Professor, State University of Maringá, Paraná; Project co-sponsor

• “Working in the Archives,” Ben Vila ‘15 and Erika Monouselis, ‘15

5:30 Keynote Lecture

“The 1964 Coup and the Recent History of Brazil”

Carlos Fico, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

6:30 Reception

Friday, April 11, 2014

9:00-11:00 Panel I: Governance during Dictatorship and Democracy

Chair: Geri Augusto, Brown University

• João Roberto Martins Filho, Federal University of São Carlos

• Paulo Roberto de Almeida, diplomat, University Center of Brasília

• Glenda Mezarobba, Advisor to the Brazilian National Truth Commission

11:00-1:00 Panel II: Economic and Social Development with Inclusion and Equality?

Chair: Richard Snyder, Director of Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

• Werner Baer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

• Lena Lavinas, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

• Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro, Brown University

1:00-2:00 Lunch, Watson Institute Library, 3rd floor

2:00-4:00 Panel III: The Dictatorship and Its Legacies

Chair: Anani Dzidzienyo, Brown University

• Benito Schmidt, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

• Kenneth Serbin, University of San Diego

• Amy Nunn, Brown University

• Ann Schneider, Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center

4:00-4:30 Coffee Break

4:30-6:30 Panel IV: Forms of Cultural Resistance

Chair: Nelson Vieira, Brown University

• Tania Pellegrini, Federal University of São Carlos

• Daria Jaremtchuk, University of São Paulo

• Christopher Dunn, Tulane University

• Marcos Napolitano, University of São Paulo

Saturday, April 12, 2014

9:00-11:00 Panel V: Social and Political Movements in Authoritarian and Democratic Regimes

Chair: Keisha-Khan Perry, Brown University

• Victoria Langland, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

• Bryan Pitts, Duke University

• Manuela Picq, Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-1:15 Panel VI: Environmental Justice and Society

Chair: Christopher Neill, Brown University

• Margaret Keck, Johns Hopkins University

• Kathy Hochstetler, Waterloo University

• Leah VanWey, Brown University

1:15-2:15 Lunch, Watson Institute Library, 3rd floor

2:15-4:30 Panel VII: Expanding Democracy during the Dictatorship and Afterward

Chair: Roquinaldo Ferreira, Brown University

• Keisha-Khan Perry, Brown University

• Marlon Weichert, Regional Prosecutor, Federal Public Ministry of Brazil

• Michel Gherman, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

4:30-4:40 Awarding of Thomas E. Skidmore Best Student Presentations

4:40-5:00 Closing Remarks James N. Green, Brown University