May 19, 2011 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
A discussion on a comprehensive research program conducted by Conservation International on behalf of the US Departament of Energy on the sustainability of biofuels on a global scale.
May 16, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Brazil has been a leader in turning tropical savannah soils into productive land for agricultural development. Embraba, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, has established an office in Africa and is working with more than a dozen African countries, in partnership with developing agencies and foundations, to improve agricultural productivity and food security in the continent. Panelists discussed the importance of agricultural innovation in Brazil and Africa and what role the U.S. can play.
March 23, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A discussion on what "Lost" cultures can contribute to management of our planet.
March 16, 2011 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Latin American Program
In anticipation of President Barack Obama’s trip in March 2011 to Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador, the Latin American Program and the Brazil Institute hosted a discussion with two of the principle architects of U.S. policy in the region.
February 28, 2011 // 8:00am — 10:30am
Opening Remarks: Ambassador Mauro Vieira, Embassy of Brazil in Washington; Speakers: Ambassador Craig Kelly, Vice President, The Cohen Group; Ambassador Luigi Einaudi, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, National Defense University; Luis Bitencourt, Dean of Academic Affairs, National Defense University; Carl Meacham, Senior Adviser to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Carolina Costa, Senior Associate, McLarty Associates; Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute
February 22, 2011 // 8:00am — 12:00pm
Middle East Program
Monica Herz, Director, International Relations Institute, Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro; Craig Kelly, Vice President, The Cohen Group; Mustafa Kibaroglu, Associate Professor of International Affairs, Bilkent University, Ankara; Nizar Messari, Associate Professor of International Relations, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco; Trita Parsi, President, National Iranian-American Council and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar
February 15, 2011 // 11:30am — 1:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists Liza Grandia, assistant professor of international development and social change at Clark University, and Jason Bremner, director of population, health, and environment at the Population Reference Bureau, argued that meeting the needs of Latin America's rural communities is therefore key to conserving Latin America's forests.
Book Launch: The Day After Tomorrow: A Handbook on the Future of Economic Policy in the Developing World
December 16, 2010 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Author Otaviano Canuto, Vice President and Head, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, The World Bank; Author Marcelo Giugale, Director, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management for Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank; Ajay Shankar, FICCI Scholar, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
November 17, 2010 // 8:00am — 10:00am
Speaker: David Fleischer, Professor Emeritus, University of BrasiliaDiscussants: Kellie Meiman, Managing Director, McLarty Associates; Bryan McCann, Professor, Georgetown University Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
November 16, 2010 // 8:00am — 10:30am
Roberto Abdenur, former Deputy Foreign Minister and former Ambassador to China and the United States; Sergio Amaral, former Minister of Development, Industry and Commerce, and former Ambassador to England and France; Marcos Azambuja, former Deputy Foreign Minister and former Ambassador to Argentina and France; Antonio Carlos Pereira, Editor, Opinion Page, O Estado de S. Paulo; Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center; Discussants: James Ferrer, Director, the GWU Center for Latin American Studies; Peter Hakim, President Emeritus, Inter-American Dialogue