Professor Luciana Drimel Dias, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil, visited the UConn School of Law for two weeks in February and March as a member of the Martin-Flynn Global Faculty program.
Her appointment is the most recent in the Martin-Flynn Global Faculty program, which brings internationally recognized scholars and practitioners to the UConn Law campus for periods of study and teaching. Members of the Martin-Flynn faculty hold appointments for three years while retaining their primary positions within their home institutions
Drimel Dias, who teaches in the area of alternate dispute resolution in Brazil, said the two-week experience made her consider continuing her research in the United States.
“I thought I would find libraries and books to research, but I've [also] found a welcoming place and friendship,” Drimel Dias said. “It certainly makes me think about coming back to continue my research.”
In addition to sitting in on classes and conducting her own research, Drimel Dias spoke on a panel of experts discussing developments in international arbitration on March 3, 2020.
Carrianna Field, the law school’s director of graduate and exchange programs, said the Global Faculty bring important new perspectives to campus.
“The Martin-Flynn Program allows us to work with international scholars and build programmatic relationships that benefit all members of the institution,” Field said. “Professor Dias Drimel arrived with great enthusiasm for building academic ties between our institutions and we are looking forward to future collaborations.”
The program is generously supported by the Martin-Flynn International Endowment.