Friday, April 22, 2022
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street
Please join the Brazil Initiative for a lecture by Professor Silvio Almeida with an informal coffee hour following the talk.
Silvio Luiz de Almeida is leading scholar on law, philosophy and human rights in Brazil. Prof. Almeida holds multiple degrees, including a PhD in Law from the University of São Paulo. He was a Mellon Visiting Professor at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at Duke University (USA) in 2020, where he taught the courses "Black Lives Matter US and Brazil" and "Race and Law in Latin America". His research is based on four aspects: 1) The relationship between Philosophy of Law and Economic Theories; 2) Structural Racism; 3) State and Law in Brazilian Social Thought; 4) Compliance and anti-discrimination practices. Dr. Almeida is a political columnist for the Folha de São Paulo, Brazil’s most important newspaper. He is also a lawyer and a political activist, and is currently president of the Luiz Gama Institute, an NGO dedicated to the defense of human rights.
Lunch will be served at the lecture and coffee and cookies afterwards in the Kim-Koo Library, where Professor Almeida will have an informal meeting and great discussion with graduate students and researchers.
English translation will be available during the lecture.