Category: Jeffrey Rubin

Experts Media Alert: Brazil election

October 21st, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Experts Media Alert, Jeffrey Rubin, News Releases 0 comments

jeffrubin-233x300Brazil will hold a runoff election for president on October 26. Latest polls show incumbent Dilma Rousseff  and challenger Aecio Neves are in a virtual dead heat. The economy was the key issue discussed by the two candidates during their most recent televised debate.

Available for comment and analysis on the upcoming election is Jeffrey Rubin, professor of history and a research associate at the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs at Boston University. An expert on Latin American history, he authored Brazil Can Lead the 99 Percent to a Better Future in the Huffington Post in 2013, and most recently, in an op-ed for Reuters, he wrote Brazil’s elections are a wake-up call for its business community.

He can be reached at 617-353-1675 or jwr@bu.edu.

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Brazil’s elections are a wake-up call for its business community—the country is moving ahead, with or without them

October 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jeffrey Rubin, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Reuters 0 comments

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By Jeffrey Rubin, College of Arts & Sciences, Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs

The face of power in Brazil is becoming ever more diverse.The top two candidates in Brazil’s presidential race on Sunday are both leftists and women, one of whom is black. They are President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party and Afro-Brazilian environmentalist Marina Silva. The private sector’s preferred candidate, a white man from Brazil’s once-dominant center-right party, trails in the polls…

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Brazil Can Lead the 99 Percent to a Better Future

June 27th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Jeffrey Rubin, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jeffrey Rubin, College of Arts & Sciences

Protests in the streets of Brazil are showing the world that democracy and today’s form of economic globalization are not compatible…

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My Unexpected Research Partner Was My Daughter

June 13th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Jeffrey Rubin, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jeffrey Rubin, College of Arts & Sciences

As a professor, I’m used to knowing what I’m going to say. But when I wrote a book with my daughter, she persuaded me to go off script…

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International Women’s Day and Gender Equality in Brazil

March 9th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jeffrey Rubin, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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Co-written by Jeffrey Rubin, College of Arts & Sciences

Last month, leaders of Brazil’s rural women’s movement met with their country’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia to press for new national policies addressing domestic violence in Brazil…

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