• Contemporary Mexican Featherwork:
    Dr. María Olvido Moreno will discuss the history and evolution of Mexican featherwork.

    Wednesday, May 04, 2016
    Bunche Hall 6275
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • From Shipmates to Soldiers
    This book discuses the history of slave trading and slavery, as well as the lives and experiences of Africans and their descendants along the Río de Plata Region.

    Thursday, May 05, 2016
    Lydeen Library
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • El Penacho de Moctezuma
    Documentary Screening of "Penacho de Moctezuma." A Q&A with Dr. María Olvido Moreno Guzmán will follow.

    Friday, May 06, 2016
    Royce Hall 314
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Brazil's Current Political Crisis
    A UCLA Forum on Facts, Concerns & Questions about Brazil's Current Political Crisis

    Wednesday, May 04, 2016
    UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs building
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Center for Brazilian Studies director addresses the Zika virus
    Dr. Karin Nielsen, Center for Brazilian Studies director, is interviewed by several media outlets.

  • Jorge Paulo Lemann Scholarship and Fellowship Fund 2016-17
    UCLA proudly announces the Jorge Paulo Lemann Scholarship and Fellowship Fund, established to strengthen educational exchange between UCLA and Brazil. The fund will provide partial support to Brazilian students accepted for study at UCLA.

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Zika to hit poor women hardest

Françoise Girard warned that restrictions on women's reproductive rights were already worsening the impact of the Zika virus on poor women.

Brazilian economist Leonardo Bursztyn wins Sloan Fellowship

Three exceptional young UCLA professors, including Leonardo Bursztyn (from Brazil) are among 126 scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada to receive 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships.

UCLA professor’s book reaches audiences in Russia, Brazil and the Arab world

Originally published in 2012, The Oil Curse by Michael L. Ross has been translated into Russian, Portuguese and Arabic — all in the last year.

Verónica Cortínez wins prestigious Chilean literary award

Her two-volume work with Manfred Engelbert, Evolución en libertad: El cine chileno de fines de los sesenta, won the Premio Municipal de Literatura in the essay category.

The Southern Cone today

The consul generals of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay in Los Angeles spoke on their views of the Southern Cone at a recent lecture hosted by the UCLA Center for Southern Cone Studies.

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