Marshall Eakin,a history professor at Vanderbilt University, talked about the history of Brazil to Upper School students, parents and friends on December 10, 2013, touching on political and cultural aspects while also examining the nation's future as an economic power.
Marshall Eakin is Professor of History at Vanderbilt University. He completed his Ph.D. in Latin American history at UCLA in 1981. Marshall has published three books on the history of Brazil, and a textbook on Latin American history that is commonly used in university survey courses. He has also created two video courses with The Great Courses: Conquest of the Americas and The Americas in a Revolutionary Era.
From 2004 to 2011, Marhsall served as the Executive Director of the Brazilian Studies Association. Marshall has been recognized with numerous awards for excellence in teaching by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association, the Vanderbilt College of Arts and Sciences, and the Carnegie Foundation.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.