The global financial crisis of 2008 halted most countries’ economies, but Deborah Wetzel said the Brazilian financial system has shown consistent growth since 2003 — and she doesn’t see an end to that growth in the near future.
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, Brian Winter will share his thoughts on Brazil’s place in the modern world and whether the nation is capable of asserting itself as a force on the global stage.
Though Lourenço Bustani holds citizenship in two countries, founded a multinational consulting company called Mandalah that represents corporations such as General Motors, was selected by Nike to help develop a strategy for the 2014 World Cup, and will head cultural planning in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic games, he insists he’s nothing special.
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, award-winning National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner will begin this week’s theme of “Brazil: A Rising Superpower” by looking back on his journey through Brazil with photos that not only show the beauty throughout the South American country, but also its history from the people on whose backs it was built.
Shortly after former Apple CEO Steve Jobs began his second stint at the future tech giant in 1997, he decided to scrap the plans for an Apple corporate museum in California’s Silicon Valley, and instead donate the company archives to Stanford University’s Silicon Valley Archives.
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, a panel of three — including journalist Juliet Eilperin, former governor of Arizona Bruce Babbitt, and former governor of Nevada Robert List — will be explaining how environmental issues unique to the West are tied up in national politics.
W. Richard West holds even deeper connections to the American West than his surname suggests. Fluent in American history, culture, art and law — with an especial interest in the nation’s indigenous peoples — West is, in every sense of the term, a Renaissance man.
During 2013, the driest year in California’s recorded state history, water levels in rivers and reservoirs slipped beneath their record lows. Cynthia Truelove, however, said there’s a bright side to California’s severe drought.
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, Patrick Griffin, chair of the history department at Notre Dame University, will kick-start Week Five’s theme of “The American West” with a lecture titled “America as Frontier: A View Of Our Past.”
Nancy Youssef thinks that democracy may too often be glorified as a golden, infallible form of government, and that Americans may be too eager to throw it as a panacea toward any problem that arises.