Miami Chapter Event: Commodore Classroom with Marshall Eakin
12/10/2013, 7:00 pm
Commodore Classroom with Marshall Eakin
December 10, 2013 7:00 PM ET
Location: Lecture: Ransom Everglades School, 3575 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Reception: GreenStreet Café, 3468 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Join alumni, family and friends for a special lecture and meet and greet with Vanderbilt professor, Marshall Eakin
"Why Brazil Matters... Especially for Florida?"
(co-sponsored by the Ransom Everglades School)
After six presidential elections over the past quarter-century, the world’s third largest democracy and sixth largest economy now has nearly twenty years’ experience with low inflation and a political stability that few countries in the world can match. Although inequalities remain some of the highest in the world, the Brazilian middle class has grown dramatically over the past decade becoming the single largest socio-economic group. Self-sufficient in petroleum and on the verge of exploiting some of the planet’s largest and deepest offshore oil fields, Brazil has also become the world’s greenest large economy with nearly three-quarters of its energy provided by hydroelectric and bio-fuels. In 2014, the country will host the World Cup, and in 2016 Rio de Janeiro will follow up as the site of the Summer Olympics. As the great recession shook most of the world after 2008, Brazil posted impressive economic growth, in particular, with the help of a world commodities boom. Brazil has become one of the most important emerging powers in the world.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
*Free parking for both events at the Ransom Everglades school.
Cost is $20 per person. Please register by Dec. 8, 2013
*Registration includes appetizers and 3 drink tickets at the meet and greet. Walk ups are free and welcome to the Eakin Lecture.
About Marshall Eakin
Marshall C. Eakin is Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. Eakin received his B.A. in history and anthropology from the University of Kansas in 1975, and his M.A. in Latin American history in 1977. He did his doctoral work in Latin American history at UCLA completing his Ph.D. in 1981. Eakin came to Vanderbilt in 1983. Check outMarshall Eakin's full bio for more information about his career.
*Learn more about this event at the Ransom Everglades website.
Questions? Contact John A. King, PHD ‘98 or Vanderbilt Alumni Relations at (615) 322-4405.