GlobalFlash: Seeing the world through soccer

Seeing the World Through Soccer: Brazil

Presented by: Global Atlanta and Georgia Tech
Date: March 13, 2013
Time: 6-8 p.m.


Clary Theater
Georgia Tech
Public Parking at Burge Deck (E46)
North Avenue

Directions to parking and theater

Cost: $10 

Free for students (ID)

  • Football regalia encouraged 
  • Refreshments to be served 
  • Multimedia to show key moments in soccer history

 More Events

Supporting partners: 


Imagine a business dinner in Brazil. The conversation moves to football, and not the kind with helmets and first downs. Can you follow? Do you understand the importance of soccer to the identities and lives of your hosts and potential business partners? 

On March 13 we will kick off a series of events to help Atlanta businesspeople understand the game that has captured the hearts of the world. The 2014 World Cup and the importance of cultural understanding in Brazilian business made this football-crazed country the perfect place to start. 

Speakers to include: 

Ambassador Hermano Ribeiro 
Brazilian Consul General to the Southeast 

World Cup and Worldviews

Ambassador Ribeiro began playing football on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro as a child, where he first aspired to become a professional player. He later joined the team at the Rio de Janeiro State University. Serving in Brazil's foreign service, he played on the embassy teams in Washington, Brasilia, Tokyo and Montevideo, Uruguay. 

Kirk Bowman
Associate Professor
Georgia Tech's Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Football and Identity in Brazil

Dr. Bowman, a specialist in Latin American political development, teaches the popular course "Soccer and Global Politics" and is leading the creation of a new sports and society minor. He also leads study-abroad programs in Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica and Cuba and is working on a book examining the political economy of state tourism promotion in Latin America. 

Interested in being on the panel? Share how knowing about soccer has helped you make inroads in Brazilian business. Email us or call (404) 377-7710. 

Who should come: 

  • Americans doing business in Brazil
  • Football enthusiasts of all stripes
  • Boosters of Atlanta's soccer community
  • All who want to share love for their club
Forward to Friend
Copyright © 2013 Global Atlanta, All rights reserved.
unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences