Professor Thomas Vicino leads Belo Horizonte: Brazil in the 21st Century

September 20, 2013

The dialogue entitled “Belo Horizonte: Brazil in the 21st Century: A Comparative Study of the Development of a Globalizing Nation: The FIFA World Cup, Olympics, Oil Reserves, and the Global Context of the  Portuguese Language” takes students on a journey within an emerging global power.  Assistant Professor Thomas Vicino and Ph.D candidate Simone Elias traveled with students to various landmarks in Brazil.  The political science course offered on this dialogue focused on economic development issues in Brazil’s third largest city in anticipation of the 2014 World Cup.

During the program, students met with a partner at Centro Uni­ver­sitário UNA in Belo Hor­i­zonte.  The interaction with Brazilian students was crucial to the learning process.

Group Parque 2013

Municipal Park

The group also visited Mineirao Stadium, one of the venues to be used in the 2014 World Cup.

Mineirao Stadium

Mineirao Stadium

For more information about the dialogue, read this detailed article by Matt Collette.

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