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Brazil: From Dictatorship to Democracy Conference

Thursday, April 10 –
Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 10-12

Joukowsky Forum

Panels V, VI, VII

Panels III and IV

Panels I, II,

Opening Ceremony, Keynote Lecture by Carlos Fico

Student and Alumni Conference

See full schedule below.

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