Portuguese Speaking World Student Symposium
November 12th, 2015
Location: KSU Center
3333 Busbee Dr NW
Presentations from students who participated in the President's Emerging Global Scholars program partnership with UNIFACS in Brazil, as well as from students at Universities around Georgia who have conducted their own research projects about the Portuguese Speaking world. The event is co-sponsored by the Georgia Afro-Brazilian Consortium.
During the symposium, the photographic Exhibit, Diaspora Dictionary: Bahia, Brazil will be on display in the Social Sciences Atrium.
More about Diaspora Dictionary
8:30 - 9:00 amKSU CenterConference Registration
9:00 - 9:30 amKSU Center Room 400Welcoming Remarks and Opening Address
Lance Askildson, KSU Vice Provost for Global Affairs
Hermano Telles Ribeiro, Consul General of Brazil
9:30 - 10:45 amKSU Center Room 400Session I: “University of Salvador – UNIFACS and Kennesaw State University President’s Emerging Scholars Exchange”
This session will highlight joint collaborative research on important global issues facing communities in Northeastern Brazil and Southeastern United States.
Featured Guest: Luiza Moreira, Director Seven Revolutions Project, University Salvador UNIFACS, Brazil
10:45 - 11:00 amKSU CenterBreak
11:00 - 12:15 pmKSU Center Room 400Poster Session: Students from across Georgia will present posters describing class projects related to the Portuguese Speaking World countries.
12:15 - 12:45 pmKSU CenterCapoeira Demonstration by KSU students and Master Muriel Ribeiro of Cordão De Ouro Capoeira Atlanta
12:45 - 1:45 pmKSU Center
Pizza available for attendees who registered in advance.
2:00 - 3:15 pmKSU Center Room 400Session II: Research Panel
"The role of President Lula da Silva in expanding the Brazilian presence on the World Stage,” Brian Delgado, Emory University
“Caetano Veloso’s and Gilberto Gil’s Tropicalismo and their exile in London,” Hugh McGlade, Emory University
"Trade Opportunities within the CPLP," Eric Valdez, Kennesaw State University
“Brazilian Musical Movements Seen from the Perspective of the Military Regime in the 1970s,” Antonieta Mackoul, Georgia Gwinnett College
3:15 - 3:30 pmKSU CenterResults of Twitter Vote
1) Most Informative
2) Most Creative
3) Best Overall
3:30 - 4:45 pmKSU Center Room 400"Protecting Fresh Water Resources in Brazil"
Keynote Address: Joe Rozza, Global Manager, Water Sustainability and Natural Capital, The Coca-Cola Company
5:00 - 6:15 pmKSU Center Room 400Session III: Study Abroad Presentations
Cristy Jones, Spelman College
Rickie Banks II, Morehouse College
Alton Pitre, Morehouse College
Aidid Brayboy, Morehouse College
If you plan to attend the Year of the Portuguese Speaking World Student Symposium, please fill out the registration form below. Be sure to indicate whether you intend to also present at the event.
Note that there is no cost to register to attend or present. However, you must register in advance to receive a boxed lunch.
* Note: Selected undergraduate student presentations may be eligible for online publication.