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…
Paulo Sotero is the next guest in this series, and his topic is “Decision Time in Brazil, and It Is Not About the World Cup: After Three Decades of Change, Now Comes the Hardest Part.” This lecture will take place on Wednesday, 12 March at 3:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Sotero is the director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and is an adjunct faculty member of the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University.
He serves as a member of Read More…
“Tracks in the Amazon” will be presented by Gary Neeleman on Wednesday, 5 March at 3:00 p.m. in the Education in Zion room at the JFSB.
Neeleman is the honorary consul for Brazil in Salt Lake City and the president of Neeleman International Consulting, a firm that deals with international media in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand.
Previously, he was the executive vice president Read More…
“Beyond Vuvuzelas and Samba: Lessons from South Africa 2010 for Brazil 2014″ will be presented by Peter Alegi on Wednesday, 5 March at noon in 238 HRCB.
Alegi is a professor of history at Michigan State University, and he hosts the Africa Past and Present podcast with Peter Limb and directs the Football is Coming Home blog.
He also served as the visiting Fulbright professor of history at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
His publications include African Soccerscapes: Read More…
Manuel F. Medina will introduce the film O ano em que meus pais saíram de férias (The Year My Parents Went on Vacation [Portuguese with English subtitles]) to be screened on 28 February at 3:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.
Medina is an associate professor of Spanish and the director of the Brazilian Studies Program at the University of Louisville (UofL).
His research is focused on Mexican, Ecuadorian, and Latin American literature and several other areas relating to Latin American studies.
He is the 2012 recipient of the UofL President’s Exemplary Multicultural Teaching Award and is the 2011 Diversity Champion of the UofL College of Arts and Sciences.
Medina received an MA in Latin American literature from Brigham Young University and a PhD in Spanish from the University of Kansas.
Sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese.