Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

The Value of Transregional/Transnational Comparative Scholarship

Why does work that crosses between the Middle East and Latin America (specifically Brazil) raise questions and develop methods that are uniquely productive and illuminating?

November 17, 2015

Paul Amar, Associate Professor, Global & International Studies Program, University of California, Santa Barbara presents on “Queer Encounters between Brazil and the Middle East: Geopolitics, Gender and Political Culture as an Emerging ‘Tropical Superpower’ faces the aftermath of the Arab Spring.”

Paulo Pinto, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the Fluminense Federal University, Niteroi, Brazil presents on “Diasporic Allegiances, the Political Mobilization of the Syrian-Lebanese Community in Brazil and the Syrian Civil War.”