Office of Global Engagement

Brown Hosts 13th International Congress of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA)

April 1, 2016

Secretariat of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) officially moved to Brown University in July 2015, and its next mega-conference in Brazilian Studies, BRASA XIII, will take place on Brown’s campus March 31 through April 2. BRASA is the largest international academic organization for researchers in Brazilian Studies outside of Brazil. As of July 2015, the secretariat of this prestigious organization moved from its former home of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to Brown University.

Additionally, BRASA’s 13th International Conference will be held at Brown University from March 31 through April 2, 2016. Ramon Stern, the administrative manager of the Brazil Initiative will also manage BRASA, and Professor James N. Green, the director of the Brazil Initiative, will serve as Executive Director of the Secretariat.

The Congress will bring upwards of 600 people to Brown’s campus to present on a wide range of topics related to Brazil. If interested in volunteering or getting involved in BRASA’s operations, please email [email protected] and we will be sure to find a way for you to help!


Thursday, March 31, 2016

9:00am-5:00 pm        Registration  (ongoing)

12:00-1:00pm              Lunch

1:00-2:45pm                Concurrent Panels I:

3:15-5:00pm                Concurrent Panels II:

5:00-5:30pm                Opening Words and Welcome

5:30-7:00pm                Plenary Session: “The Future of Brazil”

7:00-9:00pm                Receptions at John Carter Brown and Rockefeller Library

Friday, April 1, 2016

9:00-10:45am              Concurrent Panels III

11:15am-1:00pm          Concurrent Panels IV

1:00-2:30pm                Lunch

2:30-4:15pm                Town Hall:  “The Future of Brazilian Studies in the United States”

4:45-6:30pm                Concurrent Panels V

6:30-8:00pm:              Reception and Photo Exhibition on Rio de Janeiro from the Instituto Moreira Salles at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

 Saturday, April 2, 2016

9:00-10:45am              Concurrent Panels VI

11:15am-1:00pm          Concurrent Panels VII

1:00-2:30pm                Lunch:

2:30-4:15pm                Concurrent Panels VIII

4:45-6:30pm                Concurrent Panels IX

7:00-8:00pm               Awards Ceremony

Sunday, April 3, 2016

9:00am-1:00pm           Meeting of the BRASA Executive Committee


Read more in the Brazil Initiative Newsletter