Programs & Initiatives

At Harvard: Each semester, the Brazil Studies Program organizes a diverse seminar series hosted in Cambridge. Speakers come from across Schools at Harvard, from the Boston area and from throughout Brazil. Seminar topics during the 2015-2016 academic year included public health, economics, social policy, political science, environmental science, technology, sociology, history, art, literature, and anthropology.

In Brazil: The Brazil Office in São Paulo focuses on establishing and sustaining initiatives and partnerships in areas of high interest to Harvard faculty and students as well as their Brazilian counterparts. The collaborative courses that we have co-created and sustain include equal numbers of Harvard students and professors and Brazilians from top universities and organizations. Our key goals include: creating opportunities for exceptional Harvard students engaging with Brazil and for Brazilian students enrolling in Harvard degree programs; contributing to improving life outcomes for vulnerable children in Brazil; building the foundation to launch a multi-year cities initiative; and strengthening the academic community at Harvard by making the most of existing Visiting Scholar, Professor, Fellow and Researcher programs at the University.