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 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,, 646-523-8270

MEDIA RELATIONS CONTACT: Samuella Becker,; 212-346-1637 or 917-734-5172