Fall 2017 events

Resistance and Memory: A Film Series about the Civil-Military Dictatorship in Brazil

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, in collaboration with the Department of Film and Media Studies, with the generous support of the Halle Institute, present the films below.

  • October 5, 2017, Cabra Marcado para Morrer at 7 p.m. in Harland Cinema, Dobbs University Center
  • November 9, 2017, O Que É Isso Companheiro / Four Days in September at 7 p.m. in White Hall 207
  • November 30, 2017, Hercules 56 at 7 p.m. in Harland Cinema, Dobbs University Center
  • February 1, 2018 TBA
  • March 1, 2018 TBA

For the latest information about each film screening, visit the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Past Events

Teaching International Students: A Student Panel
September 19, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Room 101, School of Nursing

This event is part of the Office of Equity and Inclusion's 2017 Faculty Workshop Series on Inclusive Classrooms. The panel will be facilitated by Pamela Scully, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Innovation, and Philip Wainwright, Vice Provost for Global Strategy and Initiatives. Panel includes lunch. Please RSVP at least three days prior to: Michol Hilton.

The 2017 Sheth Lecture in Indian Studies
"The Challenges of Being a Latecomer: When the rules have changed," an afternoon with T.N. Ninan, Chairman and former Editor of Business Standard

Sunday, September 24, 2017 | 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
W525 Goizueta Business School

India's rise has followed three to four decades behind that of the East Asian countries. As East Asia has slowed, India has gathered momentum to become the world's fastest-growing large economy. As a latecomer to the party, India has the usual advantages of learning from others' experiences, but the disadvantage of having to create space for itself in a crowded world with more established players. In addition, India faces three distinct disadvantages: functioning in a world being transformed by technology; dealing with a noticeably less hospitable international trading environment; and finding solutions when the standard economic policy packages have created rising inequality such that it presents new social and political challenges.

The principal challenge for latecomer India is how to deliver sustained, rapid economic growth, regardless of these circumstances, and thereby to create the millions of jobs that are needed to get people off low-productivity farms and into higher-productivity occupations. India will have to work out new solutions for itself.
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Brazil Week
Monday, September 25 through Friday, September 29, 2017

Futebol and Barbecue with BRASA
Monday, September 25, 2017 | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wagner Quad
Join the Brazilian Students Association for an evening of futebol (sometimes known as soccer) and barbecue on the Wagner quad.

"Strangers in Landscape and in Fiction: Questions of Identity, Culture, and Genre" featuring Brazilian author Claudia Nina
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 | 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Oxford Road Presentation Room
Reception to follow in Oxford Road Living Room. Register here >>

FAPESP SPRINT Projects Presentation
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Goizueta W330
An update on the two projects from the first round of SPRINT awards. SPRINT (São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration) is a joint seed funding effort between Emory and the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).

    • Mosquitoes and Disease in the City: A Study of Public Health and its Representation in São Paulo, Brazil
    • Mapping São Paulo: A University Exchange to Plan a Digital Atlas for Urban Spatial History

Featuring Ana Catarina Teixeira, Director of the Portuguese Program and Lecturer in Portuguese; Uriel Kitron, Goodrich C. White Professor of Environmental Sciences; Michael Page, Geographer and Lecturer in Geospatial Sciences and Technology, and Thomas D. Rogers, Associate Professor of Modern Latin American History. Reception to follow. Register here >>

Cinema and Dictatorship in Brazil: Propaganda, contestation, and memory
Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Atwood 360
A lecture with Fulbright Emory Distinguished Chair in Brazilian Studies Benito Schmidt. Reception to follow. Register here >>

Bate-Papo: Portuguese Conversation Hour
Friday, September 29, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Longstreet-Means Hall

Great Powers and Global Peace: Different Perspectives
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Jones Room, Woodruff Library
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The U.S. is the superpower; India is the largest democracy in the world; China is the second largest economy and most populous country. What these three countries do now and in the future will have a huge impact on peace and prosperity in the world. How can Delhi, Washington and Beijing work together in sustaining peace and prosperity? Will differences in the political system and values make it impossible for such grand collaboration to take place? What lessons can be drawn from recent border dispute between China and India? How should the U.S. approach the proliferation issue in the Korean Peninsula? These are the questions that will be addressed by Ambassador Arun Singh, former Indian Ambassador to the U.S. and Hank Levine, former American Consul General in Shanghai. Refreshments will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Harry Levine discussion begins at 6:00 p.m., live broadcast begins at 7:00 p.m., EDT
Jones Room, Woodruff Library
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Featuring an interactive webcast with Ambassador Susan Rice moderated by Mr. Stephen A. Orlins, President of National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and an on-site discussion with Henry Levine on U.S.-China Economic Relations.

Bridging the Sciences: Advances in HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Emerging Viruses
Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 8:50 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Emory University Conference Center (1615 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329)
$50 registration fee for non-students; $10 for students/Post-Doc
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Outstanding French and American researchers and key opinion leaders will gather for a high-level, one-day scientific symposium on human viral infections. Interactive sessions will present basic and clinic research focusing on advances in virology, therapeutic drug development and practical considerations for management of clinically relevant viruses including HIV, hepatitis B and C (HBV, HCV), and other emerging viruses (e.g., Zika, Ebola, Dengue, and Chikungunya). Participants will be updated on key features of these human viral infections, their epidemiology, pathophysiology, and virology, as well as on emerging preventive and therapeutic strategies.

This symposium is co-organized by Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France to the United States,  Emory University and its Department of Pediatrics

Remembering the ‘Bright Future’
Miniforum: The Russian Revolution beyond Russia
Friday, October 27 | 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
White Hall 206

The Russian, East-European, and Eurasian Studies Program at Emory presents a panel of Emory faculty in a conversation about the global ramifications of the Russian Revolution. Please 


  • Matthew Payne, Associate Professor of Russian and Soviet History
  • Rong Cai, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature, Culture, and Society
  • Ellie Shainker, Arthur Blank Family Foundation Assistant Professor of Modern European Jewish History
  • Benjamin Twagira, Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Institute of African Studies


  • Jeffrey Lesser, Director of the Claus M. Halle Institute for Global Learning and Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of History
A reception will follow the event. Please direct any questions to Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures.