The Brazilian Studies Association, or BRASA, is an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars who support and promote Brazilian studies in all fields, especially in the humanities and social sciences. BRASA is dedicated to the promotion of Brazilian studies around the world in general, and in the United States in particular.
This April 11-12, the Institute for Historical Studies will convene local and international scholars to examine the theme of “freedom,” building upon the inherent tension and historical instability of the word, and treating this as an intellectual and political problem of considerable interest to our world today.
The symposium will focus on Puerto Rico one year after Hurricane Maria and will bring together scholars, activists, and artists from the island and the diaspora to reflect on how Maria and its aftermath have affected their work.
This conference explores how the regulation of migration has often served complex political and economic agendas by reinforcing inequalities through imposed legal categories. Through immigration restrictions, governments have acted to exclude, control, and derive gain from groups of men and women who, driven by poverty, environmental degradation, violence, and repression, have sought to enter the borders they enforce.
The Rapoport Center, the Latin America Regional Office of the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and the Latin American Network on Extractive Industries (RLIE) co-organized a conference in Lima, Peru on natural resource governance, inequality and human rights.
This forum, organized by Native American and Indigenous Studies, will feature presentations by two high-profile indigenous leaders who have played an internationally and locally influential role in the struggles and advancement of indigenous self-determination.
This symposium marks the 10-year anniversary of the implementation of the Secure Fence Act and it reflects on the potential expansion and hardening of the physical and political reality of the U.S. border wall. It is a follow-up to the first symposium organized by the Rapoport Center in 2010.
The 16th Annual Sequels Symposium will address, through a series of interdisciplinary and cross-regional panels and papers, the spiraling crises – global, regional, national, and local – of precarity, security, and surveillance.