Second Joaquim Nabuco Conference: Emerging Issues in U.S.-Brazilian Relations

Second Conference in Honor of


September 23-24

Pyle Center, Room 235

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) Program and the Division of International Studies invite you to attend the second conference in honor of Joaquim Nabuco, Emerging Issues in US-Brazilian Relations.

Prominent scholars from Brazil and the United States will discuss Brazil’s role in world politics and the world economy, and examine U.S.-Brazil relations in such areas as energy policy, trade, global governance, and the fight against racial discrimination. The conference is integral to the Brazil Initiative, which aims to produce collaborative research, teaching, and outreach projects focused on Brazil.

The Consul General of Brazil in Chicago, Ambassador Joao Almino, will offer closing remarks on Friday, September 24.

Conference participation is free of charge but advanced registration is required. Participation in the conference cannot be guaranteed without registration by September 17. Register today!

The events will be transmitted real-time via the Internet and will be videotaped for posting on the LACIS Web site.

This conference is convened and organized by Emeritus Professor and Dean David Trubek, in collaboration with UW-Madison’s Brazil Initiative, directed by Professor Severino Albuquerque. The conference organizing committee also includes UW-Madison faculty Guido Podesta, Greg Nemet, Mara Loveman, Susanne Dove, Alberto Vargas, and the LACIS Program. The conference is co-sponsored by LACIS, the Division of International Studies, WAGE, CIBER, and the UW-Madison Law School.

The Brazil Initiative is a part of the Emerging Powers Initiative (EPI), whose goal is to increase and coordinate research and education on the emerging powers of China, India, Brazil, and Russia.

About EPI:

Launched in 2007, UW–Madison’s Emerging Powers Initiative (EPI) works to strengthen the university’s research and teaching resources in relation to the emerging powers of China, India, Brazil, and Russia.  Because the regional and global ascendancy of these countries is currently reshaping international relations, economic development, and cultural politics, UW–Madison strives to be a leader in researching and understanding this global transition.

Led by the Division of International Studies and the area studies programs of the International Institute, EPI consists of four interdisciplinary country-based initiatives that gather a wide range of faculty, students, and staff into collaborative research, teaching, and outreach networks.

Complementing efforts on the UW–Madison campus, a central goal of EPI is to build new relationships and opportunities with institutions and universities abroad.  In addition to furthering research and developing globally engaged students through projects, course development, conferences, and lectures, EPI networks are also a valuable resource for Wisconsin institutions and businesses interested in China, India, Brazil, and Russia. The China, Brazil, and India Initiatives are active currently, with Russia to follow soon.