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Jim Peck presents Emilio Moran, Visiting Hannah Professor, Department of Geography, with an MSU coin on behalf of President Lou Anna K. Simon.

Brazil partnerships

The breadth of our various projects in Brazil has really grown since we began forming partnerships there in the early 1950s. It’s terrific that we’ve sustained many of these relationships over such a long time. Brazil is a strong partner for our international networks.

What we’re doing in Brazil with geographic, environmental, food, energy, and water projects really includes some of the world’s most pressing challenges. It also gives us an advantage as we do work elsewhere around the world, for example in Africa. We work hard to make our insights translatable from one geography to another. We’re using the knowledge and expertise we generate with our partners there to build models that we can employ elsewhere around the globe.