WNYC: “The Global Salon: Cities in Brazil” – An Evening of Conversation and Performance

On December 9, “The Global Salon: Cities in Brazil” will examine the country’s astounding transformation in economic prosperity and global infrastructure. Among the featured panelists is Lubin’s Claudia Green, who has made 18 trips to Brazil in the past 11 years, initiating projects in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest and Rio de Janeiro.

The Global Salon: Cities in Brazil

In collaboration with PEN World Voices Festival

Friday, December 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Tickets: $20.00

The Global Salon: Brazil will examine the country’s astounding transformation in economic prosperity and global infrastructure navigated by New York Public Radio Host Eddie Robinson.

The evening includes Conversation and Performance with:

Larry Rohter, Award-winning journalist; New York Times Culture Reporter; former Newsweek correspondent and New York Times bureau chief for the Rio de Janeiro office; author of “Brazil on the Rise”

Helio Alves, Pianist and composer Helio Alves has received high praise as an in-demand sideman with Joe Henderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Slide Hampton, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim, Paquito D’Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Oscar Castro-Neves and Gato Barbieri, to name but a few. And now, with more than 40 recordings as a sideman – and two at the helm of his own ensembles – this incomparable musician is quite deservedly earning respect as a leader too.

Claudia G. Green, Executive Director/Associate Professor, Center for Global Business Programs at Pace University, Lubin School of Business; organizer of “Rio Green Map” initiative on sustainable development in preparation for Rio+20, World Cup 2014, and Olympics 2016; leader of  ‘Amigos Digitais,’ a non-profit that links students in the favellas of Rio with students in the Lower East Side of NYC for cultural and educational exchange

Béco Dranoff, Award-winning music/film producer — Red Hot + Rio; the documentary, “Beyond Ipanema;” and Brazilian radio show, Sonoridade

Nilson Matta, considered one of the greatest bass players in the world and since his arrival in New York in 1985 he has become the first call of many of the top US musicians. Nilson studied bass at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) with Sandrino Santoro, Brazil’s premier classical bass player. Since his arrival in New York 1985 he has become the first call of many of the top US musicians. His mastery of the instrument and unique sound have earned him a reputation as one of the industry’s most sought after players. Throughout his career, Matta has been the “go to” bassist for numerous top musicians from around the globe.

Lidia Santos, was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she received a B.A. in Literatures of Portuguese Language from the University of Rio de Janeiro –UFRJ. Her Ph.D in Spanish American Literature was received from the University of São Paulo –USP. Before arriving at the Graduate Center, Prof. Santos taught at Yale University and at the Federal Fluminense University –UFF, in Brazil.

Venue: A new destination for artists and audiences, The Greene Space was created for live performances, signature WNYC radio shows and video webcasts — with concerts, audio theatre, political and cultural discussions, visual arts, public radio events and more.  It is located on the ground floor of WNYC’s new home at 44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street).

White Plains Patch: “Brazilian Attorneys Learning Environmental Law at Pace”

A lengthy Patch article features Brazilian students who are taking part in Pace’s summer environmental law classes. Many of these students are already acclaimed lawyers back home in Brazil.

A lengthy Patch article features Brazilian students who are taking part in Pace’s summer environmental law classes. Many of these students  are already acclaimed lawyers back home in Brazil. From the article:

Baggio, 32, from Recife, is already an attorney back home, as are many of the students enrolled in the program. A number of the students are state attorneys.

“Those types of jobs are very prestigious in Brazil,” said Pace Law School Professor David Cassuto, director of BAILE and a former Fulbright scholar in Brazil. “These are some of the best and brightest of the Brazilian legal profession.”

Read the full article here.

Comunidade News/O Jornal da Comunidade de Brasileiros nos Estados Unidos: “Evento na Pace University discute oportunidades no Brasil”

Dr. Claudia Green, Associate Professor of Management and Director of Hospitality and Tourism Management (pictured in green jacket at podium), has led over 250 Pace students and faculty on 10 field studies to Brazil since 2000. She spearheaded the Pace “Brazil Day 2011” event as a prelude to her 11th study abroad trip to the largest country in South America.

According to Dr. Green, as reported by Comunidade News, highlights of the Spring Break ’11 study abroad trip will include:

“Este ano, os grupos se encontram com o diretor internacional de marketing da Petrobrás, conhecem uma famosa designer de jóias e um projeto comunitário em uma favela carioca.”

Extended Translation: “This year, the group of Pace students will meet with Izeusse Braga, international director of marketing for Petrobrás {Brazilian energy giant}, as well as Carlos Sobral, a Rio-based global designer of sustainable jewelry and the Rio ‘s Director of Planning for the World Cup 2014 and the Olympics 2016. In addition, the students will participate in several community-based projects in Paraty, Ilha Grande and in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.”

“BRAZIL DAY 2011”  was celebrated on Pace’s NYC Campus on February 4, and its stellar guest speakers caught the attention of Comunidade News, a weekly publication which covers (in Portuguese) Brazilian news from around the country.

NEWS ADVISORY/FEB 4 EVENT AND RECEPTION, “BRAZIL DAY 2011” – PACE NYC – “Brazil Transformed: Rising of Today’s Newest Superpower”

Two decades ago Brazil had a debt that made some Third World countries blush, but today it has the world’s eighth largest economy, poised to overtake France. It has achieved energy independence and, with the discovery of the largest oil field in the last century, is becoming a major exporter of crude oil to the United States. With its successful bid for the 2016 Olympics, Brazil, at last, is ready to take its place on the world stage.

From “Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed” by Larry Rohter, Culture Reporter and former Rio De Janeiro Bureau Chief for The New York Times AND guest speaker, Pace University “Brazil Day 2011” on Friday, February 4, 2:30 PM, NYC Campus, Lecture Hall North.

Friday, February 4, 2:30 PM

“BRAZIL DAY 2011”  PACE NYC CAMPUS, LECTURE HALL NORTH

BRAZIL TRANSFORMED: Rising of Today’s Newest Superpower

World’s Fifth Largest Country (population); Eighth (economy) 

Brazil is MORE than Carnival, the samba, soccer, beautiful beaches and The Girl from Ipanema.  The nation has emerged from an underachiever to one with economic and political clout … ready to take the world’s center stage by hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. 

Open to “Anyone with an Interest in Brazil” – Free of Charge

2:30-2:45 pm – Introduction and WelcomeClaudia G. Green, PhD, Associate Professor of Management and Director of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Pace University. Dr. Green has led over 250 students and faculty on 10 field studies to Brazil since 2000. On eight other visits, she spoke at professional conferences and worked on community-based projects in the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest.

2:45- 3:15 pm – Larry Rohter, author of Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed.  Critics have said that he knows the country better than Brazilians themselves. Rohter served 14 years as a Newsweek correspondent in Rio de Janeiro and later as bureau chief there for The New York Times.  He is currently a culture reporter for The New York Times.

3:15-3:30 pm – Panel discussion and questions/answers

3:30-4:15 pm – Miguel Jeronimo, Director Brazil Tourism Embratur, North America 

4:15-5:00 pm – Thiago Guimarães, Development Officer, Brazil Foundation, NYC, which raises funds in the U.S. for the purpose of sponsoring qualified social investments in Brazil

Honorary Guest:  Jordan Young, PhD, Pace University Professor Emeritus, Brazilianist scholar

5:30- 7:30 pm – Reception for those attending “Brazil Day 2011” at the restaurant Barzinho, 225 West Broadway, Tribeca (cash bar). RSVP requested. 

WHAT: “Brazil Day 2011” at Pace University

WHEN: February 4, 2011, 2:30 – 5:00 presentations with reception at Barzinho at 5:30

WHERE: Pace University, One Pace Plaza, Lecture Hall North (ID needed for security pass)

GENERAL PUBLIC RSVP: Claudia G. Green, PhD, cgreen@pace.edu, 646-523-8270

MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACT: Samuella Becker, sbecker2@pace.edu; 212-346-1637 or 917-734-5172           

Dealing with gas prices: Pace student wins Fulbright to study alternative fuel vehicles in Brazil

As the US confronts spiraling gas prices, policymakers and citizens are looking to Brazil, which is ahead of the US in encouraging people to drive vehicles that run on alternative fuels. A good source of information on how such cars and trucks are marketed will soon be Ossining resident Anthony Melendez.
Melendez, a 2007 graduate of Pace University, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to travel to Brazil and conduct a research project entitled “Market Research on Auto Industry: Alternate Fuel Vehicles.” He hopes the experience will guide his intended future career in marketing management.

CONTACTS
Julyssa Lopez, Public Information Intern (301)256-7559
Christopher T. Cory, Executive Director of Public Information (212)346-1117, ccory@pace.edu

Note: Melendez is available for interviews, with or without motorcycle

Ossining Resident Earns Fulbright Fellowship to Study
Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Brazil

Pleasantville, NY, May 24 2007 — As the US confronts spiraling gas prices, policymakers and citizens are looking to Brazil, which is ahead of the US in encouraging people to drive vehicles that run on alternative fuels. A good source of information on how such cars and trucks are marketed will soon be Ossining resident Anthony Melendez.
Melendez, a 2007 graduate of Pace University, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to travel to Brazil and conduct a research project entitled “Market Research on Auto Industry: Alternate Fuel Vehicles.” He hopes the experience will guide his intended future career in marketing management.

Since 2002, 20 Pace students have received Fulbright Fellowships, earning the chance to work and conduct research in countries ranging from Israel and South Korea to France and Canada.

Melendez graduated Wednesday, May 23 in ceremonies in Radio Music City Hall at Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Motorcyclical Inspiration. Born in Yonkers, Melendez combined his interest in Brazilian culture with a longstanding love of automobiles to come up with his Fulbright proposal. “I’ve been into automobiles and motorcycles since childhood,” he says. This love is reflected in his adoration for his motorcycle, which he has had for four years.

A study abroad experience also drove his Fulbright plan. Through Pace University, Melendez received a scholarship that gave him the chance to travel to Brazil in the spring of 2006, cementing his attraction to the country. A partial background link to the nation further sparked Melendez’s interest: he is of Brazilian, Puerto Rican and Italian descent, with family currently living in Brazil.

Now, with the Fulbright award to kick off what he believes will be an “experience of independence,” Melendez will study automobiles that use fuels like alcohol and ethanol. In Brazil, Melendez will be interning at General Motors in Porto Alegre, which will allow him to more deeply analyze automobile marketing lessons that he wants wishes to share with the US market once he returns.

His plan to survey Brazilian citizens about the use of alternative fuel automobiles will provide Melendez with further information for his project.

“I think this is a huge factor in the Brazilian economy, and I hope I can find ways to adapt it to our own.” says Melendez. He will be enhancing his experiences by auditing courses at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Maternal Inspiration. A final significant factor propelling Melendez to succeed while completing his Fulbright scholarship is his mother, who Melendez claims to be his real “inspiration and role model.” In November 2006, she gained her own university degree from the University of Phoenix. With a degree of his own under his belt, Melendez is ready to make her proud while he researches in Brazil. “She encouraged me to apply for this Fulbright, and she’s the main reason I want to be successful,” says Melendez.

Pace. For 101 years Pace University has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. A private metropolitan university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu.

Fulbrights. The U.S. Congress created the Fulbright program in 1946, just after the end of World War II, to foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange. Senator J. William Fulbright, who sponsored the legislation, considered it a step toward building an alternative to armed conflict. The U.S. student program awards approximately 1,200 grants annually and currently operates in more than 150 countries worldwide.

Latin American Expert to Speak Thursday at Pace University

Maxwell’s speech sparks a two-day conference (through Friday), using Brazil and the U.S. as case studies, on international problems linked to the environment that will raise issues for the U.S. presidential campaign and forums like the forthcoming G-8 meetings. Pace established the first Brazilian Studies center in the US shortly after World War II and is internationally known for its environmental law and science programs.

Contacts
Christopher T. Cory, Director of Public Information, Pace University
212-346-1117, cell 917-608-8164, ccory@pace.edu
Bill Caldwell, Pace Office of Public Information, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

LATIN AMERICAN EXPERT WHO RECENTLY RESIGNED IN PROTEST
FROM COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
IN DISPUTE OVER KISSINGER
TO SPEAK THURSDAY AT PACE UNIVERSITY

PREVIEW OF POTENTIAL ISSUES IN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, G-8 MEETINGS

Brazilian and U.S. experts at conference will propose coping with corporate ethical lapses,
transnational diseases and Amazon destruction,
describe environmental “showcase” cities

WHO: Kenneth Maxwell. He resigned last month as senior Latin American expert at the Council on Foreign relations to protest what he says is the Council’s muzzling of information on Henry Kissinger’s role in the 1970s overthrow of Salvador Allende’s socialist regime in Chile.

WHAT: Media availability. Keynote address on whether Brazil is “different” under its new, leftist president Luis Inacio Lula de Silva.

WHEN: Thursday, June 10, 1:30 – 3:00 PM

WHERE: Pace University Downtown Conference Center, 157 William St., 18th floor

WHAT ELSE: Maxwell’s speech sparks a two-day conference (through Friday), using Brazil and the U.S. as case studies, on international problems linked to the environment that will raise issues for the U.S. presidential campaign and forums like the forthcoming G-8 meetings. Pace established the first Brazilian Studies center in the US shortly after World War II and is internationally known for its environmental law and science programs. Including notable Brazilians, panels also will discuss
• Sustainable development in Amazonia, the growing use of law to protect environmental rights, and ways to deal with environmental influences on children’s health, asthma and TB (Thurs. PM);
• Corporate behavior in achieving or undercutting social goals, innovative environmental technologies, Pace’s new “green roof,” and the environmental roles of water systems (Fri. AM);
• The environmental pros and cons of trade policies, and the mechanisms that make the Brazilian cities of Curitiba and Paraty into showcases of sustainable development (Fri. PM).

WHO ELSE: Brazilian presenters will include Jose Claudio de Araujo, mayor of Paraty, Brazil; Sergio Trindade, president of SE2T International, Jorge Alex Athias, lawyer and professor, Universidad Federal do Para in Belem, Brazil; and Arlindo Daibert, head of legal studies for the general prosecutor in Rio de Janeiro.

SCHEDULE: http://www.wti.pace.edu/brazilconference/BrazilConf04Agenda.pdf