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A Spotlight on... Brazil

Temptingly tropical, host to globally renowned carnivals and home to football legends. The world’s fifth largest country, fifth most populous and fourth largest democracy; Brazil is a truly unique country, rich with diversity and dazzling with vibrancy.

King’s Brazil Institute is hosting Brazil Week to celebrate all things Brazil through a programme of events exploring political, social and cultural highlights and challenges in the country.

The Institute has dedicated its time to pioneering research, digging below the surface of Brazilian life, since its launch over ten years ago. Its Director, Professor Anthony Pereira, explains why Brazil is such an interesting country and why it’s important to study the country in such depth.

Stay tuned on our social media channels for facts, figures and a whole range of research highlighting King's connections to one of the world's most complex countries. 

From the centre of London to the favelas of Rio

As Brazil enters this new and challenging period, I can think of few, more interesting, places to be. – Matthew Richmond, former King's PhD student

Matthew Richmond studied for a PhD at both the Brazil Institute and Geography Department at King’s. From the favelas of Rio to the 'peripheries' of Sao Paulo, find out about his fascinating work and why he’s never left.


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