Adriana Lisboa and Leonel Alvarado
Readings and Conversation with Adriana Lisboa and Leonel Alvarado
Writers Adriana Lisboa and Leonel Alvarado will read their own poetry and discuss the process of writing and translation in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.
Adriana Lisboa is a Brazilian author who has published short stories, children’s books, poetry, and novels, including Symphony in White, which won the José Saramago Award and was shortlisted for the PEN Translation Prize. Her books have been translated and published in twenty countries.
Leonel Alvarado is a Honduran poet who has published many poetry collections, including El reino de la zarza (EDUCA Latin American Poetry Award), and Xibalbá, Texas (Rogelio Sinán Central American Poetry Award. He directs the Spanish Program at Massey University of New Zealand, where he currently lives.
Readings in Portuguese and Spanish, with a discussion in English.
Between 2003 and 2010, Brazil practiced a new assertive foreign policy and extended its diplomatic reach on the global stage. Celso Amorim was at the forefront of this process. In this talk, Amorim will discuss his new book, Acting Globally: Memoirs of Brazil’s Assertive Foreign Policy. Acting Globally lays out Brazil’s approaches to three major international situations: the Iranian nuclear issue, diplomatic efforts in relation to the Middle East, and the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations.
Celso Amorim is Brazil’s longest-serving foreign minister (1993-1994; 2003-2010). He was also Minister of Defense from 2011 to 2014. In 2009, Foreign Policy magazine referred to him as the “world’s best foreign minister.”