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2012 Joaquim Nabuco Award Recipient Announced

Nicholas J. Barnes, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at UW-Madison, was recently selected as this year’s Nabuco Award Recipient.  The title of his paper is “The Amphetamine of the People: The Mística of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra.”

The award is given annually to the the best essay on Brazil (any field) by a University of Wisconsin-Madison student. Recipients receive a $1400 cash award and are invited to present their paper at a public reception*. This award competition is co-adminstered by LACIS and the Division of International Studies through the Brazil Initiative.

*Nicholas Barnes will present his paper during the LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series on Tuesday, September 18th at 12:00 in 206 Ingraham.