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Main Office:
(401) 456-8041

Marie R. Fraley
Director
(401) 456-8496

Silvia Oliveira, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Portuguese
Dept of Modern Languages
(401) 456-8748

Faculty Liaison, IPLWS
(401) 456-8476​



Location

Forman Center (F)
Rm. 201
East Campus

​Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies​​

Upcoming Events

Day of Portugal at WaterFire Providence

Join us at sunset at WaterFire Providence, Saturday, June 10

Rhode Island College and the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies (IPLWS) are proud to co-sponsor the 40th celebration of the Day of Portugal at WaterFire Providence.

Click here for details.



​Program Description

L​aunched in October, 2006, the Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies is a non-traditional academic center at Rhode Island College and an affiliate of the David E. Sweet Center for Public Policy. It was approved for permanent status by the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education on June 28, 2010.

It is dedicated to the promotion and support of Portuguese Studies at the College, fostering connections between the College and Lusophone communities in the region, and pursuing scholarly research and cultural projects related to the Portuguese language and Lusophone cultures.

The Institute strives to be a center of interaction for Rhode Island College students and the community by sponsoring lectures, conferences, artistic exhibitions, cultural performances, adult enrichment courses, workshops and youth and family-centered events as well as professional development workshops for elementary and secondary teachers of the Portuguese language.

The Institute is committed to encompassing the cultures of the many nations and regions of the Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) diaspora, that is Portugal, including Madeira and the Azores, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé e Príncipe, Angola, Mozambique, East Timor and the region of Macau.​​​​​​​​

Page last updated: June 02, 2017