In her analysis of the Brazilian economy at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday in the Amphitheater, Deborah Wetzel, the World Bank director for Brazil, posed a simple question: Is Brazil’s economy more like a jaguar, or a capybara?
With the exception of Canada, Brian Winter said that Brazil is “the country in the Americas that is most similar to ours in terms of its history, its ethnic makeup and, perhaps most strikingly, the way it sees the world.”
“I’m coming to realize that speaking about Brazil is quite a daunting task,” said Lourenço Bustani, who served as the second speaker in Week Six’s morning lecture series, “Brazil: Rising Superpower,” at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Amphitheater.
Standing under a photograph that he took of a shirtless, 15-year-old street kid high on industrial glue, National Geographic photographer Tyrone Turner recalled the destitution that he encountered while photographing the lives of “glue kids” in northeastern Brazil in the late 1990s.
Named after a Brazilian slang word meaning “country bumpkin,” Matuto plans to intoxicate listeners with its vibrant and refreshing musical cocktail at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.
In 1959, a 22-year-old woman, who Silicon Valley Archives project historian Leslie Berlin called “V,” moved with her four daughters from Los Angeles to Santa Clara County. V’s parents had moved there to escape the Dust Bowl in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and found jobs in a Del Monte peach cannery.
Two former governors of Western states, Robert List, R-Nevada, and Bruce Babbitt, D-Arizona, who later served as secretary of the interior under President Bill Clinton, discussed politics in the American West with Washington Post White House reporter Juliet Eilperin at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday in the Amphitheater.
Native Americans have a far greater geographical reach than the American West, W. Richard West said in the Amphitheater on Wednesday. But they have served as an “undeniably potent originating element” in the canvas of the West, making their history, art and culture a dynamic and complicated subject for museums to represent.
Just as white settlers displaced, divided and exploited many native groups in their expansion across the West, they conceptually and practically split up the West’s natural resources, said water and energy policy analyst Cynthia J. Truelove on Tuesday in the Amphitheater.
Egypt has known struggle in the last few years. Since the Egyptian Revolution was born on Jan. 25, 2011, the country with the largest Arab population has had four presidents, seen unprecedented violence, and continues to experience corruption, repression and poverty. Twenty-five percent of the population lives under the poverty line, and 40 percent is illiterate.