Paulo Sotero to Speak on the Growing Presence and Influence of Brazil

The Brazil Month events will continue on Thursday, April 28, 2011 with a lecture entitled “A Rising Power’s Challenge to Lead: Brazil’s Growing Presence and Influence in the Region” given by Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

This free lecture is open to all, and will be held at 4 p.m. in 260 Bascom Hall. The event is sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS), and the Division of International Studies.

Paulo Sotero
Paulo Sotero

Paulo Sotero is the director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center. Sotero has been the Washington correspondent for Estado de São Paulo, a leading Brazilian daily newspaper, and a regular commentator and analyst for the BBC radio Portuguese language service, Radio France Internationale, and Radio Eldorado, in Brazil. Since 2003 he has been an adjunct lecturer at Georgetown University both in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and in the Center for Latin American Studies of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

About the Brazil Initiative at UW-Madison

In recognition of Brazil’s growing global economic and political importance, UW-Madison’s Division of International Studies and LACIS launched this interdisciplinary initiative to promote collaborative research, teaching, and outreach projects focused on Brazil.

The Brazil Initiative seeks to bring faculty and alumni together with private foundations, businesses, and state agencies to enable Wisconsin to understand better and engage with Brazil as an emerging global economy. The Brazil Initiative also works to expand UW-Madison’s study abroad programs in Brazil.