Studies on Japanese-Brazilian relations, though thoroughly researched, do not always consider the possible influences of Portuguese diplomacy on policies facilitating Japanese immigration to Brazil. This presentation will focus on Wenceslau Jose de Souza Moraes, a pioneer of Lusophone diplomacy in Japan. Moraes's writings reveal a fascination with the concept of self-sacrifice and an emphasis on commonalities between Portugal and Japan. Moraes's exemplars self-sacrifice, especially by women, will be explored on moral and practical levels to elucidate the author's reverent, albeit complicated perspective toward women.
Events in UCIS
Wednesday, February 21
Join weekly Tavolina (a separate gathering from Tavola Italiana) to practice Italian. This is an Italian conversation table aimed for beginner and intermediate speakers.
In the spring of 2024, the World History Center’s Global Appalachia working group and the Global Studies Center will host a series of book discussions focusing on the region of Appalachia from a global perspective. The series theme is Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Region in Motion. Participation in all three events in the series is not required but encouraged. All events will take place from 1:00-2:30pm (EST). Copies of the books will be available for those planning to attend the event.
Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hamby uncovers the tragic resurgence of black lung disease in Appalachia, its Big Coal cover-up, and the resilient mining communities who refuse to back down
Join weekly Swahili Class 2 students for weekly conversation hours this Spring semester, to practice Swahili outside of the classroom.
Come practice your conversational Hungarian with students of all levels!
Join weekly Bate-Papo Portuguese conversation practice for all levels, from brand-new beginners to advanced or heritage speakers!
Join Spring 2024 Kya Baat Hai weekly conversation hours, on Wednesdays from 7-8 pm, for students to practice speaking in Hindi and Urdu and connect over shared cultural experiences!