UT Delegation to Travel to Brazil
Posted: May 5, 2009
A delegation from the University of Texas at Austin will travel to Rio de Janeiro in June with the purpose of strengthening the presence of the university as a leading academic institution, leading to new opportunities for research, exchange, and collaboration between Texas and Brazil.
The delegation comprises UT faculty and staff and the deans and directors from the College of Liberal Arts, College of Fine Arts, the Jackson School of Geosciences, McCombs School of Business, and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, as well as the Office of the President.
LLILAS, the Brazil Center, and the Strauss Center, in conjunction with the Office of the President, will host a reception on the evening of June 11 at the Sheraton Leblon with UT President Bill Powers and the Honorable Antonio Herman Benjamin, Justice of the High Court of Brazil. Invitees include alumni and partners in the government, business, nonprofit, and academic sectors.
The delegation to Brazil coincides with the Latin American Studies Association’s XXVIII International Congress, LASA2009: Rethinking Inequalities, June 11–14, 2009. LASA, with more than 5,000 members, is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. The 2009 congress will take place at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro.