The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2015

“Austerity Policies and Politics: The EU and the US Rumble”

A lecture by Professor Vasco Rato

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5:30pm

Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

This event is free and open to the public
Reservations are not required

Vasco Rato
Professor Vasco Rato, executive president of
the Luso-American Development Foundation
(FLAD).

Vasco Rato, executive president of the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), will deliver a lecture titled ‘Austerity Policies and Politics: The EU and the US Rumble’ on February 27, at 5:30 pm, in Grand Reading Room of the Claire T. Carney Library at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

The event, free and open to the public, is co-organized by the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, the Department of Portuguese and the Department of Educational Leadership.

Professor Vasco Rato was appointed by the Prime Minister of Portugal in January 2014 to serve as President of Fundação Luso-Americana (FLAD). Prior to his current position, Vasco Rato was a Professor of Political Science and International Relations. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Portuguese Institute of International Relations at Nova University Lisbon (IPRI). He is also a widely published scholar and media commentator in the areas of foreign policy, Transatlantic relations and European security. In addition, Vasco Rato has worked as an international development business consultant and was a Resident Research Scholar at the National Defense Institute in Portugal. Vasco Rato obtained a Ph.D in Government from Georgetown University, where he also served as a visiting Professor between 2007-2009. His thesis focused
on the role of the military in Portuguese democracy.

For more information, please contact the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at 508.999.8255 or Lisa Tavares: ltavares4@umassd.edu

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