Webinar to launch book, “Celso Furtado: Intellectual Correspondence, 1949-2004”
On April 8, at 6 pm, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Sao Paulo School of Economics (FGV EESP) and publisher Companhia das Letras will hold a webinar to launch the book, “Celso Furtado: Intellectual Correspondence, 1949-2004.” There will be a discussion featuring Rosa Freire d’Aguiar, the book’s organizer; Laura Carvalho, a professor at the University of Sao Paulo; and Luiz Felipe de Alencastro, a professor and coordinator of FGV EESP’s South Atlantic Study Center, who wrote the book’s afterword.
During the event, the participants will discuss Celso Furtado’s intellectual correspondence between 1949, when he joined CEPAL in Santiago, and 2004, the year of his death. This correspondence includes letters exchanged with Raul Prebisch, Alberto O. Hirschman and Fernando Henrique Cardoso at critical moments in Latin American and Brazilian history.
About the book
The book sheds light on the thinking of Celso Furtado, a professor and researcher who dedicated himself to Brazilian economic history. His personal archives contain more than 15,000 letters exchanged with other major names of the time, about the development of Brazil and Latin America as a whole, theoretical affinities and disagreements, and anguish caused by the military coup of 1964.
Among other people, he corresponded with Albert O. Hirschman, Antonio Callado, Antonio Candido, Bertrand Russell, Caio Prado Jr., Carlos Lacerda, Darcy Ribeiro, Ernesto Sabato, Eugenio Gudin, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Florestan Fernandes, Francisco de Oliveira, Francisco Weffort, Helio Jaguaribe, Lina Bo Bardi, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Maria da Conceição Tavares, Nicholas Kaldor, Otto Maria Carpeaux, Plínio de Arruda Sampaio, Raúl Prebisch and Roberto Campos.
To take part in the event, please sign up here.