The International Issues Discussion (IID)

1474314863_speech-bubbleThe International Issues Discussion (IID) series at Ryerson University is pleased to present its first talk of the Winter 2017 term, The Brazilian Indigenous Nations: A Brief History of Genocide and the Fight for Survival.

Our guest will be Flávio de Leão Bastos Pereira, who teaches human rights and constitutional law at Mackenzie Presbyterian University in São Paulo. His research focuses on the indigenous peoples of Brazil, especially during the military dictatorship that dominated the country between 1964 and 1985. He was a member of the Brazilian National Truth and Reconciliation Commission and serves both the International Network of Genocide Scholars and the Roster of Experts of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy.

His talk will be Wednesday, January 25th 6:30-8:30 pm, in ENG 103 (George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre: 245 Church Street, at the corner of Gould and Church: see at Ryerson University, Toronto.

All are welcome and admission is free. Please circulate notice of the event as widely as possible. A poster advertising the talk is attached.

Founded in 2005, the IID is a non-partisan, student-led forum designed to engage all members of the Ryerson University community on major events and issues in contemporary global affairs through reasoned, objective, and scholarly discourse. For further details about the IID and our series please see  or contact the IID student leaders at