Media Briefing on the Presidential Election in Brazil

September 22, 2010 // 11:15am12:00pm
Ricardo Mendes, Managing Partner, Prospectiva Consulting; João Augusto de Castro Neves, Founding Partner and Political Analyst, CAC Consultoria; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute

Public Opinion in Brazil: Findings from the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project

September 22, 2010 // 9:30am11:00am
Richard Wike, Associate Director, Pew Global Attitudes Project; Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Senior Researcher, Pew Global Attitudes ProjectCommentators: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center; Ricardo Mendes, Managing Partner, Prospectiva Consulting

Book Launch: Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed

September 16, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Author: Larry Rohter, Culture Reporter, The New York Times; Commentators: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center; Peter Hakim, President Emeritus, Inter-American Dialogue

Classifying Biofuel Subsidies: Farm Bill and WTO Considerations

September 14, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Governments use a number of measures to support the production and use of biofuels; in the United States biofuels subsidies totaled nearly $6 billion in 2009. Corn use for ethanol in the United States has expanded corn demand by nearly 30%, driving corn prices, along with prices of other commodities, higher. Panelists discussed whether such support should be considered as agricultural subsidies and about whether and how such support is being notified to the WTO.

Biofuels: Food, Fuel, and the Future?

July 23, 2010 // 9:00am12:30pm
Experts conduct a comprehensive assessment of biofuels, and emphasize the need to understand them within a global framework.

Emerging Trends in Environment and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean

July 22, 2010 // 9:30am12:30pm
Economic development and environmental sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean are intrinsically connected. Experts discuss trends likely to shape the economy and natural environment in the region for the next 10 years.

Challenges of Industrial Policy, Innovation and Competitiveness in Brazil

July 15, 2010 // 5:00pm6:15pm
Luciano Coutinho, President, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)

Forum Brasil Roundtable Discussion with Jorge Ávila

July 14, 2010 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Jorge Ávila, President, Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI)

Policy Lessons from India, Brazil, and South Africa on Development and Implementation of National Plans of Action on Elimination of Child Labor

April 19, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Mallikarjun Kharge, Minister of Labor and Employment, India; Carlos Roberto Lupi, Minister of Labor and Employment, Brazil; Membathisi Mdladlana, Minister of Labor, South Africa; Kailash Satyarthi, Chair, Global March Against Child Labor, President Global Campaign for Education, Co Chair- 1Goal Campaign

Beyond Lula: The Outlook for the 2010 Brazilian Elections

April 07, 2010 // 9:30am1:00pm
Alberto Almeida, Director, Instituto Análise; Clifford Young, Executive Director, IPSOS Public Affairs Brazil; Cláudio Gonçalves Couto, Professor, Fundação Getúlio Vargas; Christopher Garman, Director, Eurasia Group; David Fleischer, Professor Emeritus, Universidade de Brasília and President, TCC-Brazil (Transparency, Consciousness and Citizenship); João Augusto de Castro Neves, Founding Partner and Political Analyst, CAC Consultoria


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