New Directions in the Lusophone World
In 2004, FLAD and Georgetown signed the agreement for the Project of New Directions in the Lusophone World. In the last eight years, this project has resulted in several activities, including conferences and workshops, as well assupport for scholarly activities (research and publication), and support for young leaders from Lusophone countries to participate in the Georgetown Leadership Seminar.
Conferences and Talks:
2011, December 2-3: “Portuguese as a Heritage Language Workshop: O ABC do Português: Oficina de treinamento e capacitação de professores de Português Língua de Herança”
The two day workshop is designed to bring specialists and practitioners in second-language acquisition to campus in order to discuss and facilitate language instruction for children of Lusophone immigrants in the Washington D.C. area as well from other parts of the United States. The objectives are to strengthen the Lusophone immigrant community and connect it to the University, and to further research interest in language and cultural acquisition among “heritage speakers” or second-generation immigrants. The workshop will be led by professors, Prof. Maria José Grosso/U of Lisboa and Prof. José Carlos Paes de Almeida, U of Brasília. For more information, contact: Prof. Vivaldo Santos(email@example.com).
Selection of Past Events:
2011, February: “Portugal and the Political in the 20th Century”, a talk by Professor Alexandre Sá (University of Coimbra, Portugal).
2011, January 28th: “Lusophone Africa: Democratization, Development and Global Influences”.
2010, May 14-14th: “The Sub-National Dimension of Regional Integration: The Cases for the EU and MERCOSUR”.
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- There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time.