Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Talk: "Solidarity with Brazil in the United States: An Historical Overview and Current Concerns," by James N. Green, Brown University

Thu, April 25, 2019 | GAR 4.100

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

In the 1960s a small group of Brazilian exiles, academics, clerics and activists organized a series of national campaigns to denounce state-sponsored torture in Brazil and criticize U.S. government support for the regime. Fifty-years later a new U.S. movement has emerged to challenge the far-right policies of Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro. This presentation will analyze past and present solidarity efforts in the United States with democratic forces in Brazil.

James N. Green is Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Professor of Latin American History at Brown University and the author of several books, including Exile within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary (Duke University Press, 2018) and We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States (Duke University Press, 2010). He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor (Professor Amit), at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Research Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, and Director of the Brown-Brazil Initiative.

Sponsored by: Brazil Center, LLILAS Benson, and Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History

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