From coup d’état to World Cup

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Brazil’s achievements and challenges 50 years after the military coup

mandag 12. mai 2014, kl. 08:30

Sal: Nedjma

Arrangør: Norsk nettverk for Latin-Amerika-forskning (NorLARNet)

Inngang: Gratis

Open seminar with researchers from Brazil, USA and Norway

On April 1st 1964 Brazil’s President João Goulart was overthrown in a Coup d’état by the armed forces with support from the United States. This was the start of a 21-year long military dictatorship. At the 50th commemoration of the coup, Brazil is widely celebrated as a consolidated democracy and prepares to host the world’s largest sporting events. However, there are also signs that Brazil has not entirely put its turbulent past behind.

More information and inscription  – the seminar is free of charge and open to all. Please sign up here.

Programme:
08:30 Coffee/registration
08:45 Introduction/welcome
09:00 THE COUP AND ITS LEGACIES IN BRAZIL’S POLITICAL SYSTEM
Fabiano Guilherme Santos
Professor Institute for Social and Political Studies, State University of Rio de Janeiro

10:00 THE LEGACY OF THE DICTATORSHIP ON BRAZIL’S ECONOMIC MODEL
Yuri Kasahara
Senior Researcher, NIBR

10:30 BRAZIL’S TRUTH COMMISSIONS AND TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
Nora Sveaas
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo

11:00 Coffee/refreshments

11:30 30 A POST-DICTATORSHIP GENERATION? THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DICTATORSHIP FOR THE CURRENT BRAZILIAN POLITICAL LEADERS
Torkjell Leira
Advisor, University of Oslo

12:00 PROTESTS AND CIVIL RIGHTS 50 YEARS AFTER THE COUP
Einar Braathen
Senior Researcher, NIBR

12:30 AUTHORITARIAN LEGACIES, DEMOCRACY AND POPULAR RESISTANCE IN THE BRAZILIAN COUNTRYSIDE
Miguel Carter
Research Fellow, American University

13:00 Round-up panel

13:30 END