International Seminar

India/Goa – Brasil, Seminar Focusing on Sustainability: Environmental, Social and Cultural Aspects

India/Goa – Brazil
Seminar Focusing on Sustainability
Environmental, Social and Cultural Aspects

April 5 and 6, 2018
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG)
Dona Paula, Goa

Organized by Lusophone Society of Goa (LSG)
in association with International Centre Goa (ICG)

Participation in the Seminar is open to the public and free of charge.
Prior registration required. Please call 9763365050 or email to info@lusophonegoa.org

The subject of the seminar is defined rather broadly and aims to discuss the relationship between India/Goa and Brazil and to establish possible common projects between Indian/Goan and Brazilian institutions/associations.

There will be two types of presentations, one for locals, which will be personal, and one for Brazilians, which will be done by screening of videos specially prepared by the authors for this seminar.

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Opening of the Seminar
9.30 – Welcome address by Dr. Aurobindo Xavier, President of LSG – Lusophone Society of Goa
9.35 – Welcome address by Mr Yatin Kakodkar, President of The International Centre Goa

9.45 – Dr. Eduardo Faleiro: “Relations India – Brazil. The relevance of Goa
Eduardo Faleiro is an Indian politician and former Federal Minister. In September 2006, he was the Commissioner of Non-Resident Indians for the Government of Goa.

10.00 – Video presentation. Prof. Cristovam Buarque: “Brazil and India: Social Challenger”.
Cristovam Buarque is a Brazilian university professor. He is currently a senator for the Federal District. Buarque earned a PhD in Economics from the Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris. Buarque is a member of Institute of Education of UNESCO. Former Brazilian Minister of Education.

10.30 – COFFEE BREAK

10.45 – Video presentation. Prof. Roberto Saturnino Braga, President of Centro Internacional Celso Furtado, Rio de Janeiro: ”India and Brazil: Powers of Peace”
Roberto Saturnino Braga graduated in civil and economic engineering. He had a long political life, as a councillor, federal deputy and senator for three terms, and was the first mayor of Rio de Janeiro elected by direct popular vote. He presides over the International Celso Furtado Center for Development Policies and the Casa Grande Cultural Institute, both in Rio de Janeiro.

 11.15 – Video presentation. Prof. Miguel Ángel Arellano, senior technician of the Brazilian Institute for Information in Science and Technology (Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia – IBICT), a research unit under Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation: “Digitization and preservation of historical documents of Goa: a joint project”
Miguel Ángel Arellano graduated in Social Anthropology from the National Institute of Anthropology and History INAH (1985), obtained a master’s degree in Information Sciences from the University of Brasilia (1998) and a PhD in Information Sciences from the University of Brasilia (2008). He has been working at the Brazilian Institute for Information in Science and Technology (IBICT) since 1997, and is coordinator of the Brazilian Network of Digital Preservation Services CARINIANA.

11.45 – Video presentation. Prof Liedi Bernucci, Director of School of Engineering (Poli) of University of São Paulo (USP): “The use of tropical lateritic soils for road construction in Brazil: 50 years of experience”
Liedi Bernucci has a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of São Paulo (USP). She obtained a PhD at Institut für Grundbau und Bodenmechanik of Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland. Expertise in Roads, Design and Construction.

12.15 – LUNCH BREAK

14.30 – Dr. Marilda Batista, Travel Consultancy India & Nepal: “Beyond fiction: some views on Brazilian tourism in India”
Ms Batista has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Paris-X and was Visiting Faculty at Jawaharlal Nehru University by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/CAPES.

15.00 – Vivek Menezes: “21st century Goa-Brazil cultural connections: beyond the Lusosphere”
Vivek Menezes is a widely published writer and photographer, columnist for the Times of India, and frequent contributor to leading publications in India and internationally. He holds degrees from the Wesleyan University and the London School of Economics.

15.30 – Mr. Philippe Drevet, Language Consultancy Service: “Contribution of translation for the improvement of intercultural relationship between India and Brazil”
Philippe Drevet is translator of the web site of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, translator of Noticias da India for the Indian Embassy in Brazil and teacher for the French language at Alliance Française in Brazil and India.

16.00 – COFFE BREAK

16.15 – Mr. Stanley Coutinho: “Sustainability through co-operation: BRICS”
Mr.Stanley Coutinho has a B.Com. (Hons) and LL.B. from the University of Bombay, followed by an MBA in Personnel Management from Nagpur University. In 1979 he was selected through the IAS Examinations and was assigned to the Department of Defence Production from where he retired as a “Senior Deputy Director-General”.

 16.45 – Video presentation. Mr. Jean Carlo Viterbo, Head of Strategy, AcayosAgro.com.br: “On Brazil Farming & Pulses”
Bachelor in Business Administration, FGV Brazil; Master of Science in Renewable Energy, USP Brazil; Specialization in Exponential Technologies, Singularity University USA Strategy, Director at AcayosAgro Ltd, Director at the Brazil India Chamber of Commerce in Sao Paulo

17.15 Closing

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 9.30 – Prof. Varun Sahni, Vice-Chancellor, Goa University: “Brazil and India: Two emerging powers in a transitioning world”
Varun Sahni is Vice-Chancellor at Goa University and professor in International Politics at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi (currently on deputation leave). During 2008-12, he served as the tenth Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jammu.

 10.00 – Prof. Saba da Silva, Principal of G. R. Kare College of Law, Margao-Goa: “Brazil and Indian legal systems: an overview”
Saba da Silva has a M.Sc., B.Ed., LL.M., Ph.D. He is member of the Board of Studies in Law of Goa University. He has been recognized as Post-graduate Faculty of Goa University from the year 2004 and PhD guide at Research Centre of G.R. Kare College of Law. Editor of Kare Law Journal.

10.30 – Dr. Pushkar, Director of The International Centre Goa: “The importance of race in Brazil”
Dr. Pushkar is Director of The International Centre Goa (ICG). PhD in Political Science (McGill University). His PhD dissertation was on Chilean Christian Democracy and health sector reforms. Pushkar has taught at universities in India and Canada.

 11.00 – COFFEE BREAK

 11.15 – Video presentation. Prof. Fredric Litto, President of the Brazilian Association of Distance Learning – ABED, São Paulo, Brazil: “The importance of distance learning and the experience of ABED”
Fredric Litto is a emeritus professor of the University of São Paulo (USP) and founding member and president of Associação Brasileira de Educação a Distância – ABED (Brazilian Association of Distance Learning). He was professor at American universities during 10 years before he migrated to Brazil where he has been living for the last 45 years.

11.30 – Dr. Rita Paes, Director of Nirmala Institute of Education Goa: “The first experience of Nirmala Institute of Education Goa in Brazil: a brief introduction”
Rita Paes M.A, M.Ed, M.Phil, Ph.D. (Topic of thesis: Role of different agencies in the empowerment of women). Principal: 18 years. Started new programmes at the Institute, Bachelor of Education in Special Education, Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling, M.A. in Wellness Counselling

12.00 – Dr. Denzil Martins, Ex-Principal of Nirmala Institute of Education Goa: “Possibilities of collaboration with Nirmala Institute of Education Goa in implementing a distance education programme”
Denzil Martins: B.Sc, M.Ed (Topic of dissertation: Using the electronic blackboard to teach selected units in mathematics to upper primary students) Ph.D. (Topic of thesis: Effectiveness of using cooperative learning structures in enhancing academic achievement in science among secondary school students). Was a Faculty member at Nirmala Institute of Education Panjim for 24 years.

 12.15 – Closing of the Seminar

ARTICLE ABOUT THE seminar
IN THE GOAN DAILY NEWSPAPER herald
12 april 2018

PHOTO GALLERY of the seminar

Welcome address by Dr. Aurobindo Xavier, President of LSG – Lusophone Society of Goa

Welcome address by Mr Yatin Kakodkar, President of The International Centre Goa

Dr. Eduardo Faleiro, former Federal Minister

Prof. Cristovam Buarque, federal senator and former Brazilian Minister of Education addressing the participants by video message

Prof. Varun Sahni, Vice-Chancellor, Goa University

Dr. Pushkar, Director of The International Centre Goa

Prof. Fredric Litto, President of the Brazilian Association of Distance Learning – ABED, São Paulo, Brazil

Prof. Roberto Saturnino Braga, President of Centro Internacional Celso Furtado, Rio de Janeiro

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