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Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies
Established in 2001, the Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies was created to offer a place for scholars and students to pursue and share research and scholarship on Brazil. Learn about our academic mission:
Our Academic Mission
Our rich programming includes sponsored seminars and lectures on contemporary and historical aspects of Brazil, including culture, economics, and politics. The center serves as a regular forum for lectures and conferences by visiting Brazilian academics, government officials, business leaders, political actors, and representatives of civil society.
The center provides travel grant opportunities for students to engage in research and internships in Brazil. And our Lemann Fellowship program aims to contribute to accelerating positive social change in Brazil by providing financial assistance to master’s students with commitments to addressing development challenges such as public health and education.
We administer three programs for visiting scholars: the Lemann Visiting Public Policy Fellows Program and the Visiting Scholars and Professional Fellows programs.
Support the Center
The Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies and its initiatives are made possible by the generosity of our donors. We are especially grateful to Brazilian entrepreneur Jorge Paulo Lemann and the Lemann Foundation for their dedication and support of Brazilian studies at Columbia.