Professor from the Law School gives a lecture at Columbia University, in the USA

Augusto Jobim do Amaral went to New York to discuss tensions in the Brazilian political scene

05/04/2023 - 13h53

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Professor and researcher from the Law School and the School of Humanities Augusto Jobim do Amaral gave the lecture Brazil as Laboratory of Fascist Insurrection, discussing the political tension after the Brazilian elections and the anti-democracy movements that marked the start of the year, which resulted in the last researches published by him in PUCRS’s Graduate Programs in Criminal Sciences and in Philosophy.

Professors and students from the Law School attended the event, as well as other people who are interested in the topic. The invite was made by professor Bernard Harcourt from the American university’s Center of Critical Thought. The two of them maintain a research partnership since 2019, when Harcourt came to Brazil for the first time to participate in the 10th International Congress of Criminal Sciences, promoted by PUCRS. In addition, the Law School professor was responsible for the translation into Portuguese of the North-American colleague’s book, titled The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens (GlacEdições, 2021).

For Augusto do Amaral, Columbia University is one of the greatest world centers for political studies, especially the Law School. According to him, the lecture was an important sharing moment “to understand Brazil as a laboratory and to prompt a radical political discussion, specially after the attacks on January 8th.”

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