The president of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), Justice Luiz Fux, will participate in the 2018 edition of Brazil Conference at Harvard & MIT, which happens this Friday (6th) and Saturday (7th) at Harvard University and at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. He will be one of the pannel’s lecturers “Be careful when sharing: fake news and radicalization in an electoral year,” which will happen this Saturday at 04:15 p.m. (Boston time). The theme of this year’s event was “Action that transforms.”
The panel on fake news and elections will also count with the participation of the journalist cofounder and codirector of the Public Agency and Investigative Journalism, Natália Viana; the international politics commentator of “Estadão” and of the program “Em pauta” of Globo News, in New York, and columnist of “O Globo”, Gustavo Chacra; the partner and founder of the ABC Communication Group and Unesco Goodwill ambassador, Nizan Guanaes; and researcher of Digital Kennedy School at Harvard and Berkman Klein Center of Harvard University, Yasodora Córdova.
Brazil Conference happens annually and is organized by Brazilian students from Harvard, MIT and other colleges situated in Boston, Massachusetts, and has the purpose of debating many challenges that Brazil faces. It also searches to find viable and transforming solutions for the country through a dialogue that involves representatives of the society that have the most diverse functions and ideologies.
The conference has not only students as a target audience but also representatives of the government, of the private sector and of the academy. In this year’s event, other themes will also be addressed, such as competitivity, administration, technology, social inclusion, sustainability, development, racial justice, security, political reform, education, innovation of the public sector, entrepreneurship and the 30 years of the 1988 Federal Constitution.
More information on the website of Brazil Conference at Harvard & MIT.
Harvard and MIT
Harvard is the oldest higher education institution in the United States, which was founded in 1636 by Massachusetts National Assembly. The institution is organized in 11 different academic units, with Harvard Law School (HLS) being the one with the greatest structure of higher education of the country and the greatest library on Law.
Founded in 1861, the MIT is a private university of research that is located in Cambridge and that has adopted the European model of polytechnic university and has emphasized the laboratory instruction in applied sciences and engineering. The institute has today about a thousand members of the teaching staff, more than 11 thousand students in graduation and post graduation and more than 130 thousand students.