The Global Brazil Conference 2017, sponsored by the Duke Brazil Initiative and the Global Brazil Humanities Lab of the Franklin Humanities Institute, is organized around three themes: politics, nature, and culture. 

While you may not be able to break away for the full day of sessions, consider attending these two mid-day talks (with lunch in between!). Both address the world's largest hydroelectric dam, which is governed by a treaty that will expire in 2023:   

  • 11:30-12:30 Jacob Blanc (University of Wisconsin-Madison) will speak on “Land, Legitimacy, and Dictatorship: The Itaipú Dam and the Visibility of Rural Brazil.”
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch provided.
  • 1:30-2:15   A Duke research team, led by Professor Christine Folch and including Odette Rouvet and Olivia Sanchez, will report on strategies to steer sustainable development in Paraguay and Brazil, as well as environmental issues and lessons surrounding renewable energy and power in a session on "Itaipú Post-2023: The Next 50 Years of Sustainable Development."
    View the full agenda. 
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
Date & Time
Friday, Feb 17, 2017 - 11:30 am to 2:15 pm

Location: Gross Hall, 3rd Floor Atrium
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Environment Hall 4100
Time: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Location: Energy Hub, 1st floor of Gross Hall for Interdisciplinary Innovation
Time: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm