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Brazil Initiative

“As much as we teach, we must also learn. International collaborations increase our understanding of the world to better prepare tomorrow’s global citizens.” – Former President, Mary Sue Coleman (with FAPESP President Celso Lafer)

The Brazil Initiative at LACS
is a university-wide initiative to promote research, teaching, and activities about Brazil, and to enhance collaborations with Brazilian institutions and colleagues.

Led by University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman, a delegation of top U-M scientists, scholars and administrators traveled to Brazil in September 2012 to strengthen collaborations throughout the nation. As a result of these talks, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies submitted a proposal to carry out a set of projects, developed in working meetings with Brazilian colleagues. The Office of the President approved this proposal, funding these activities under the rubric of the Brazil Initiative.

The Brazil Initiative at LACS includes four key elements:


For more information, contact:

Bebete Martins, Brazil Initiative Program Manager
Phone: 734.763-0553

To make a donation to the Brazil Initiative at LACS, please visit our donate page or email