Chatham University

Global Focus

Year of the Americas: Brazil

Year of Brazil

The Global Focus program at Chatham University engages our students in the purposeful study of peoples and civilizations. Our community of scholars promotes the acquisition of sustainable global competencies through the critical and holistic exploration of one specific country or region of the globe every year.

The program concurrently reinforces cross-cultural ties and internationalization initiatives in the greater Pittsburgh area and beyond.



MFA in CREATIVE WRITING In addition to the specific courses listed, other courses will include information related to Brazil as it pertains to the topic being studied.
Last year’s focus... The Year of Europe: Germany (2007-2008)
This year’s focus... The Year of The Americas: Brazil (2008-2009)
Next year’s focus... The Year of Africa: The Economic Community of West African States ECOWAS- (2009-2010)

ECOWAS is a framework for the planned federation of all 15 West African states. This regional body seeks to integrate the member nations politically, culturally, and economically.