Emergent Brazil – February 14-15, 2013, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Brazil has drawn the interest of academics for decades. However, Brazil’s recent emergence as a global player in international economic and political affairs and as a significant influence in other areas (culture, the environment, urban studies, democratic transition, etc.) suggests the reasons for our 62nd annual conference. There are eight panels, with twenty-four speakers coming from the worlds of academia, business, policy, and public affairs. Topics range from contemporary and international politics and culture to religion, urban studies and environmental policy: http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/members/conferences/Brazil_112812.asp