Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Catching Up To the Future? Advances and Challenges in the Politics, Society, and Social Policies of Contemporary Brazil

Friday, November 14 –
Saturday, November 15, 2014

Joukowsky Forum

Webcast - November 14

Webcast - November 15

Friday, November 14, 2014

9:00am – 9:15am

• Welcome and Introductory Remarks – Richard Snyder (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Brown Univ.), Jorge Antonio Alves (Dept. of Political Science, Queens College, CUNY) and Christopher L. Gibson (School for International Studies, Simon Fraser Univ.)

9:15am – 11:15am, Panel A: “Politics of Social Policy”

Chair: James N. Green (Dept. of History, Brown University and Director of Brazil Initiative, Brown University)

• Rebecca Neaera Abers (Instituto de Ciência Política, University of Brasília)

• Jorge Antonio Alves (Dept. of Political Science, Queens College, CUNY) and Christopher L. Gibson (School for International Studies, Simon Fraser Univ.)

• Natália Guimarães Duarte Sátyro (Dep. de Ciência Política, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)

• Wendy Hunter (Dept. of Government, Univ. of Texas-Austin)

Discussant: Tulia Falleti (Dept. of Political Science, Univ. of Pennsylvania)

1:00pm – 3:00pm, Panel B: “State and Political Reform”

Chair: Luiz Valente (Depts. of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and Comparative Literature, Brown University)

• Katherine Bersch (Dept. of Government, Univ. of Texas-Austin)

• Salo Coslovsky (Wagner School, New York Univ.)

• Argelina Figueiredo (Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Políticos)

• Celina Souza (Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Políticos)

Discussant: David Samuels (Dept. of Government, University of Minnesota)

3:15pm – 5:15pm, Panel C: “Development and State Capacity”

Chair: Maritza Paredes (Dept. of Social Sciences, Catholic University of Peru and CLACS, Brown

University)

• Kristen Hopewell (Dept. of Sociology, Univ. of British Columbia-Okanagan)

• Margaret Keck (Dept. of Political Science, Johns Hopkins Univ.)

• Al Montero (Dept. of Political Science, Carleton College)

• Tatiana Andia Rey (Dept. of Sociology, Brown Univ.)

Discussant: Richard Locke (Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown Univ.)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

9:00am – 11:00 am, Panel D: “Civil Society and Protest”

Chair: Peter Evans (Sociology, Berkeley and Senior Fellow, Watson Institute, Brown University)

• Maureen Donaghy (Dept. of Political Science, Rutgers Univ.)

• Anne Mische (Dept. of Sociology, Univ. of Notre Dame)

• Ana Paula Pimentel Walker (Dept. of Urban Planning, Univ. of Michigan)

Discussant: Patrick Heller (Dept. of Sociology, Brown Univ.)

11:00am – 11:30am Closing Discussion (moderated by Peter Evans)

Brazil Initiative
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies