Portuguese Speaking World Student Symposium

PEGS SymposiumNovember 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


  • Time
  • 8:30 - 9:00 am
    KSU Center
    Conference Registration
  • 9:00 - 9:30 am
    KSU Center Room 400
    Welcoming Remarks and Opening Address

    Lance Askildson, KSU Vice Provost for Global Affairs
    Hermano Telles Ribeiro, Consul General of Brazil
  • 9:30 - 10:45 am
    KSU Center Room 400
    Session 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 am
    KSU Center
  • 11:00 - 12:15 pm
    KSU Center Room 400
    Poster Session: Students from across Georgia will present posters describing class projects related to the Portuguese Speaking World countries.
  • 12:15 - 12:45 pm
    KSU Center
    Capoeira Demonstration by KSU students and Master Muriel Ribeiro of Cordão De Ouro Capoeira Atlanta
  • 12:45 - 1:45 pm
    KSU Center

    Lunch Break

    Pizza available for attendees who registered in advance.

  • 2:00 - 3:15 pm
    KSU Center Room 400
    Session 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 pm
    KSU Center
    Results of Twitter Vote

    1) Most Informative
    2) Most Creative
    3) Best Overall
  • 3:30 - 4:45 pm
    KSU 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 pm
    KSU Center Room 400
    Session III: Study Abroad Presentations

    Cristy Jones, Spelman College
    Rickie Banks II, Morehouse College   
    Alton Pitre, Morehouse College           
    Aidid Brayboy, Morehouse College

Register Now

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.