Former Brazil President receives Highest Honors in ChicagoSep 17th 2014

Former Brazil President receives Highest Honors in Chicago
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Fernando H. Cardoso, president of Brazil from 1995 until 2003 and an internationally known sociologist, discussed “Reinvention of Democracy: Reconciling Demos and Res Publica” at Roosevelt University’s Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Lecture on Sept. 11th.

The Lecture was free and open to the public beginning at the Congress Lounge followed by a brief reception with the former president and refreshments. After the Lecture, Students, Thinkers, Professionals had the chance to listen, learn and, ask questions. Cardoso was invited to Roosevelt University to receive its highest honor, the Doctor of Social Justice degree.

We would like to thank Prof. Margaret Rung, Associate Professor History, Chair Department of History and Philosophy, and Director for New Deal Studies at Roosevelt University for her contribution and in organizing this Historic event in Chicago. Professor Margaret Rung was very happy with the outcome and shared her gratitude with BrazilChicago.com

“I was so pleased with the energy and enthusiasm demonstrated by the audience for the presentation of President Cardoso’s honorary degree and lecture. His lecture was thoughtful, well-written and timely. Indeed, I was especially appreciative of his ability to tie the themes of democracy, transparency, deliberation and leadership to the Roosevelt’s. Finally, it is hard to imagine a more fitting recipient of the Doctor of Social Justice degree. President Cardoso is only the third person to have been awarded this honorary degree.

With all best wishes and gratitude for the support of your organization,”- BrazilChicago.com

Margaret Rung



Roosevelt University

Article by: Virna Souza [BrazilChicago]

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