Events

Brazilian Perspectives of the United States

September 18, 2006 // 10:00am1:00pm
This event marks the official launching of the American Studies Project, an initiative by the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, with the support of the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center, aimed at strengthening and deepening the field of American Studies in Brazil.
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Brazil's 2006 Presidential Elections

September 15, 2006 // 12:30pm5:00pm
Video of this event is now available. On October 1, Brazilians head to the polls for their presidential election. Public surveys predict President Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva winning reelection by a large margin. This two-part seminar will evaluate Lula's term in office and analyze contemporary developments to explain what this means for Brazil, its relations with the United States, and how this fits into the rise of the "New Left" in Latin America.

Higher Education in Brazil: Responding to the Global Challenges of the 21st Century

July 24, 2006 // 12:00pm1:30pm
With Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and Associate Professor of Political Science, Universidade de São Paulo. Commentary by William K. Cummings, Professor of International Education, George Washington University

Brazil's President as Working Class Raposa (Fox): Understanding Lula the Politician

May 10, 2006 // 1:30pm3:00pm
With John D. French, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow and Associate Professor of History, Duke UniversityComment by: Margaret Keck, The Johns Hopkins University; Sérgio Dávila, Folha de São Paulo

Urban Crime and Violence in Brazil: Combating Citizens' Sense of Insecurity

April 28, 2006 // 9:00am11:30am
Claudio Beato, Director, Center for Crime and Public Safety Studies, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil; Bernice Van Bronkhorst, Urban Social Specialist, Latin America and Caribbean Region, the World Bank; Luis Bitencourt, Professor, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University; Commentator, John D French, Associate Professor of History, Duke University

Participatory Governance: Strengthening Democracy in Brazil

April 11, 2006 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Leonardo Avritzer, Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, and author of Democracy and the Public Space in Latin America; Commentator, Andrew Selee, Director, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center

Biotechnology Innovations in a Developing Country: Brazilian Research and Development to Help the World's Poor

March 13, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil has made tremendous advances in the field of biotechnology despite its status as a developing country. It has taken advantage of its public-sector infrastructure and low-cost production to invest in health research and development, creating and patenting new vaccines, technologies, and health services to combat diseases that primarily affect the poor.
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Second International Trade Symposium

February 24, 2006 // 8:00am5:00pm
Video of this event is now available. Panels include: Agriculture, NAMA and the Future of the Doha Round • Disputes and Dispute Settlement in the WTO: Evolution and Perspectives • Antidumping Practice and Rules Negotiations • Bilateral Relations between the U.S. and Brazil

The Struggle for Social Inclusion in Brazil: Policies to Combat Poverty and Inequality

February 14, 2006 // 8:30am10:30am
Margaret Keck, Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University;Estanislao Gacitúa-Marió, Senior Social Scientist, Social Development Department, The World Bank;Simon Schwartzman, Director, Instituto de Estudos do Trabalho e Sociedade, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Moderator, Shelton Davis, Senior Fellow, Georgetown University

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