Futebol Nation
David Goldblatt

A talk by David Goldblatt
Tuesday, January 28, 4:15 p.m.
Benson Auditorium
Pitzer College

With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil five months away, writer David Goldblatt will discuss Brazil’s national identity and how it has been shaped by soccer. As well as being the most successful country in World Cup history, Brazil’s style of play and the manner of its victories and defeats are deeply seared into global soccer culture. Long before the rest of the world came to consider Futebol the exemplar of Brazilian national identity, Brazil had done so itself.

David Goldblatt is the author of the bestselling book The Ball Is Round: A Global History of Soccer and the forthcoming Futebol Nation: The Story of Brazil through Soccer. An international print and broadcast journalist, Goldblatt is a visiting professor at Pitzer College.

Goldblatt’s talk kicks off a series of events about Brazil and the World Cup sponsored by the Brazil/Latin American Studies Mellon Grant and the Institute for Global/Local Action & Study.