Date(s) - Monday, June 6, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Williamson County Public Library
The Summer Olympics are scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro in August with Brazil in the process of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff, with the Zika virus threatening public health, and with the economy in the midst of a severe recession. Professor Eakin will talk about the nature of these crises in Brazil and the likely impact on the Olympic games.
Marshall C. Eakin is a historian of Latin America specializing in the history of modern Brazil. His major publications have concentrated on economic and business history, industrialization, and the processes of nationalism and nation-building–primarily in the twentieth century. He has written a one-volume introduction to Brazil for beginners and two video courses with The Great Courses. In 2007, Palgrave published his latest book, The History of Latin America: Collision of Cultures. His next book, Becoming Brazilians: Race and National Identity in Twentieth-Century Brazil will appear in 2017. Eakin has taught in the Vanderbilt University Department of History since 1983.
All library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is requested as presenters may have handouts and need to know how many to bring. Learn more about this event or other library program and services by calling the library at 615-595-1243 extension 1 or visit the library’s web site at http://wcpltn.org/