College of Liberal Arts

Roundtable: The Brazilian Coup d'├ętat of 1964

Thursday Mar 27, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM | GAR 4.100

A historical roundtable to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Brazilian military coup of 1964, which ushered in more than two decades of dictatorship marked by systematic human rights abuses.  An official National Truth Commission, instituted in Brazil in May 2012, continues to investigate cases of enforced disappearances, torture, and persecution of political prisoners perpetrated by agents of the military regime.

Participants include:

Que Belo Golpe! American Diplomacy and the Brazilian Counterrevolution
Jonathan C. Brown, Ph.D.
Professor of History
The University of Texas at Austin

The Supreme Court and Inter-American Court of Human Rights: the Amnesty Law and an uncomfortable relationship
Ariel Dulitzky, JD, LLM
Clinical Professor, School of Law; Director, Human Rights Clinic; and
Chair, United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances  
The University of Texas at Austin

Brazil and the Cuban Revolution: The End of the Affair
James G. Hershberg, Ph.D.
Professor of History and International Affairs
The George Washington University

Military Rule and the 'Social Question'
Wendy Hunter, Ph.D.
Professor of Government
The University of Texas at Austin

Doctors and the Practice of Torture under Military Brazil: Histories and Legacies
Eyal Weinberg, M.A.
Doctoral Student, History
The University of Texas at Austin

Free and Open to the Public. No RSVP needed.
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