Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies

Brazil Activities Fair draws crowd

February 4, 2020

The Council for Latin American and Iberian Studies hosted our second Brazil Activities Fair on Friday, January 24, 2020 from 4 - 6pm.  More than 100 people came to Luce Hall to learn more about the diverse array of research, activities, and opportunities related to Brazil available through Yale University’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs.

Representatives from departments and institutions across and beyond the university showcased their programs and offering, while all enjoyed live Brazilian music from a trio featuring Joseph Murfin (percussion), Sarah Rose (piano/voice), and led by Lucas Guedes Oliveira (flute). Students from Yale’s Portuguese class  entertained the crowd with a demonstration of the quadrille dance, the traditional dance and music from the São João Festival, led by Professor Giseli Tordin and Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Andrade Teleginski and Ivo Cruz.

The Fair also connected with the broader Brazilian community in the New Haven area. We were honored to have Counselor Carlos Vinícius Vizioli from the Brazilian consulate in Hartford join us. Hub55, an internationalization platform that supports collaborations with Brazil,also brought a group of Brazilian entrepreneurs who were in the New Haven area for a business international exchange.

The booths and representatives showcased the wide-range of Brazil related work at Yale, from language and study abroad opportunities to environmental initiatives to research on racial justice and corruption. Graduate students had the opportunity to share research experiences and build networks, while visiting scholars from Brazil learned more about opportunities on campus beyond their hosting departments.

The Brazil Activities Fair is a part of the Council for Latin American and Iberian Studies “Focus on Brazil” program, and we look forward for more opportunities to connect, share, and expand our Brazil related work across campus and with the wider community.