"Not for beginners"? Brazil is an extremely complex society, and if catching up with recent political and economic developments takes a bit of insight, what can we say about predicting future scenarios?
This course is Brazil 101, covering the fundamentals you need to know to make sense of its politics, economics and society. Lecturers will introduce the contemporary debates as they have evolved in expert literatures from Brazil itself and from scholarly works worldwide. Class discussions will draw on the fascinating evolution of Brazilian public life in the course of the last couple of years, while also looking forward in trying to answer the nagging question: “What Next?” Participants of this course will be educated and informed professionals who are relatively new to Brazil and are keen to quickly grasp the fundamentals of what makes this country tick.