Preparation In March 2017, the OVPDEMA Overseas Studies and Scholarship Program launched the inaugural Brazil course with four faculty members and 18 students. The course: “History of Race in the Americas: Exploring Racial Identity and Representation in Brazil.” The location: Rio de Janeiro. Prior to arriving in Brazil in May, students learned about Brazilian history,… Read more »
Month: April 2018
On March 2, Dr. Sophia McClennen, Professor of International Affairs and Comparative Literature at Penn State University, and Srdja Popovic, a Serbian political organizer and non-violent activist, spoke with the IUB community about politics, activism, and the critical potential of satire.
The core themes: inequality, intolerance, prejudice, and racism. The backdrop: immigration, poverty, gang identity and distrust of others. The action: bullying, hatred and violence. We see these conflicts each day on our daily news feed.