BRASA Statement on Resolution against Attack on Higher Education in Brazil

Dear BRASA Members,
Thank you for your strong support for this resolution. We were pleased but not surprised by the overwhelming number of positive votes in favor of issuing the resolution and grateful for those who have written in individually to express support. We know that this pressing matter gets more urgent by the day. BRASA stands united in favor of academic freedom and access to higher education in Brazil, and it is time to make our voice heard. Please circulate the resolution widely on behalf of BRASA. We are issuing a press release to call attention to this ongoing situation.
We know that there are many pressing concerns in Brazil today, and many calls to action. A full poll of the membership, as conducted in the case of this resolution, is the strongest method of determining support for proposed resolutions. There are some matters that may call for immediate response. In those cases, where there is an urgent concern relating to academic freedom and the integrity of higher education, BRASA’s Executive Committee retains its sovereign power to speak on behalf of the Association.
Sincerely and with gratitude,
Bryan McCann, President
Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, Vice-President and President-Elect
James N. Green, Executive Director
Ramon Stern, Administrative Director




The 14th International Conference of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) will take place between July 25 and July 28, 2018 at PUC-Rio (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The conference program will include academic panels, invited speakers, plenary sessions, and cultural activities.

The deadline for membership dues has passed. The early bird rate for registration is due by April 1, 2018 and the regular rate is due by June 1, 2018. Registration must be paid to be included in the final program and to present at the conference. Moderators of panels not presenting do not need to pay registration.