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Brazil Beneath the Surface

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Brazil Beneath the Surface

11 April
7:30 p.m.
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Join faculty and students from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in a celebration of Brazilian music and poetry: Noite de Música e Poesia Brasileira (Night of Brazilian Music and Poetry). Performances will include music in the styles of bossa nova, tropicália, música popular Brasileira, and more.

Sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Phi Lambda Beta, and the Instituto de Estudios Vallejianos.

Brazil Beneath the Surface

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“From Acorn to Oak Tree: The Beginnings of the Remarkable Growth of the LDS Church in Brazil” is the next lecture in the series and will be presented by Frederick G. Williams on Wednesday, 9 April at 3:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Williams is the Gerrit de Jong, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies at Brigham Young University, and he also serves as a faculty affiliate of the Kennedy Center and has previously served on the advisory board for both BYU Studies and the Kennedy Center’s International Study Programs.

For twenty-seven years he Read More…

Latin America Internship Workshop

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Latin America Internship Workshop

Thursday, 27 March
11:00 a.m.–noon
154 HRCB (Kennedy Center basement)

Directed to Latin American Studies majors and minors but open to anyone with interest in interning in Latin America or domestically in a Latin American setting (embassy, NGO, education, etc.).

Refreshments will be provided.

FSSO Presents

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FSSO Presents

Get an inside perspective and learn how to make it in Washington with careers in diplomacy and development.

Ian M. Houston will discuss “Representing the U.S. Foreign Service and International NGOs: Practical Knowledge and Career Management” on  Thursday, 20 March, 3:00–4:30 p.m., in 238 HRCB.

Houston is the executive director of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) and represents the views of the men and women of the U.S. Foreign Service as the senior operational director at AFSA. At AFSA, Houston has been a strong advocate for several Foreign Service professional issues, growing the size of the diplomatic corps, and in managing overall operations including financial, and reporting to an elected governing board. Read More…

Kennedy Center Lecture

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Kennedy Center Lecture

Evan R. Ward will offer his thoughts on “Olympic Rings and Ocean Dreams: Behind the Scenes in Mexico, 1968″ on Thursday, 13 March at 11:00 a.m. in 238 HRCB.

Ward is a visiting fellow at the Wheatley Institution and an associate professor of history at Brigham Young University.

He previously taught as an assistant and associate professor at the University of North Alabama, Read More…