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Divinas Divas at UCLA

Brazilian actress and director Leandra Leal attended the screening and discussion of her recent documentary, "Divinas Divas."

UCLA Professor José Luiz Passos publishes two new books

O Globo has published an article about UCLA Professor José Luiz Passos and his new books, “Antologia fantástica da República brasileira” and “A órbita de King Kong.” An author of both novels and literary criticism, Passos was the inaugural director of the UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies (2008–2011). (In Portuguese)

FICG IN LA 2017 (November 2-5, 2017)

UCLA Latin American Institute, a Supporting Organization of the FICG in LA 2017, hosts three films.

MEET OUR UCLA LEMANN FELLOWS 2017-18

The Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship Fund provides support to top Brazilian students with a deep interest in the overall advancement of Brazil.

Brazilian TV profiles director of UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies

Dr. Nielsen was featured on TV Globo International.

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