Journalist and Analyst Paulo Sotero to Discuss Brazil and U.S.-Brazilian Relations May 2 at Next World Affairs Council Talk at UNC Asheville

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Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will discuss his native Brazil and U.S.-Brazil relations in the next World Affairs Council talk at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2. Admission is $10 for the public, free for UNC Asheville students and World Affairs Council members.

Sotero will discuss what he calls “Brazil’s struggle to overcome a crisis of its own creation – corruption, violence and recession. But those are only part of the story. There is also positive change in Brazil imposed by adversity,” says Sotero.

Sotero was the Washington correspondent from 1989-2006 for Estado de S. Paulo, a leading Brazilian newspaper. In addition to his work at the Wilson Center, Sotero is a frequent guest commentator for the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, NPR and Brazilian networks. He also contributes to Brazilian and international newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals. He holds a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from American University in Washington D.C.

This talk is presented by the World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina, co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville and the university’s Department of Political Science. This will be the final World Affairs Council talk of the spring at UNC Asheville. The series will resume in the fall with monthly Tuesday night presentations beginning Sept. 12.

For more information, contact the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville, olli@unca.edu or 828.251.6140.