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Brazil: The Giant Finally Woke Up

Overlooking Botafogo, a beachfront neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, within Guanabara Bay at sunset. It is sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean by the Urca peninsula and Sugarloaf Mountain. Photo by Dr. Bill Nylen.

Dr. Attila de Souza Leao Andrade, Jr., visiting professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in Rinker Auditorium, inside the Lynn Business Center, 345 N. Woodland Blvd., on Stetson’s DeLand campus. This event, which is open to the public, free of charge, is co-sponsored by Stetson University, the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies and the Volusia County Sister Cities Association.

A graduate of Yale Law School, Andrade is the author of 20 published books in Brazil and abroad, including his Guidelines on Brazil’s Foreign Investment Law. He is a senior attorney at the law offices of Attila de Souza Leao Andrade Jr., in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This law firm specializes in the practice of international law, business and corporate law taxation and international tax planning. He has also served as visiting professor at the University of Miami Law School in Coral Gables, Fla. Some of his books can be seen at www.advattila.com.br/editora.

Stetson’s Latin American Studies program will be offering a Studies Abroad Program in Brazil this summer. The summer program, open to students already familiar with Spanish, will give students the chance to learn Portuguese in Brazil. It will involve a home-stay with a Brazilian family, numerous excursions around the country and several days exploring the Mata Atlantica, a forest with extraordinary biodiversity. For more information, contact Dr. Bob Sitler, professor of Modern Languages and Literature at Stetson at rsitler@stetson.edu.

For more information about the lecture Thursday evening by Dr. Attila de Souza Leao Andrade, Jr., contact Dr. Bill Nylen, professor and chair of Political Science at Stetson University, at wnylen@stetson.edu, or call (386) 822-7577.