January 25, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The environmental challenges of climate change, energy demands, and natural resource loss continue to mount. World population hit seven billion on Halloween and is projected to go to ten billion if not more. The first decade of the 21st century was the warmest in 130 years of recorded global temperatures and 2010 was the warmest year yet recorded. At the Wilson Center, experts will discuss energy solutions to meet with these increasingly demanding challenges.
January 19, 2012 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
Thursday, January 19th, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, 6th Floor Flom Auditorium
What to Expect from Rio+20: A Conversation with Izabella Teixeira, Minister of the Environment - POSTPONED
January 12, 2012 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Minister of the Environment Izabella Teixeira will present the Brazilian government's vision for the upcoming Rio+20 conference.
January 11, 2012 // 1:30pm — 3:30pm
President Dilma Rousseff’s first year in office was marked by a decline in domestic economic growth and an increase in corruption scandals. Yet Rousseff ended 2011 with a 72% approval rating. The Wilson Center and the Brazil Institute reflect on Brazil’s first female president’s performance and what lays ahead on the domestic and international fronts.
December 14, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Opportunities among government and business to partner in support of sustainable design are vast and growing. Martha Johnson, GSA Administrator, will explore how $65 billion and 360 million square feet of federal real estate can become a zero environmental footprint that will reduce waste, support innovation, and boost efficiency.
December 13, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:30am
A conference to examine the effects of the Rio de Janeiro Pacifying Police Units (UPPs).
December 02, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
Brazil Forum is the premier event series focused on Brazil-U.S. trade and investment policy issues. The series fosters in-depth discussions of developments in the growing bilateral commercial and economic relationship and features prominent speakers from the Brazilian and U.S. governments, as well as business leaders and influential scholars. It provides members with opportunities to network with policymakers and potential partners.
The Americas and the World: Public Opinion and Foreign Policy in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, And Peru
November 29, 2011 // 2:30pm — 5:00pm
CIDE University in Mexico City, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin American Program, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Latin American Initiative at the Brookings Institution, and the CSIS America’s Program were pleased to host the launch of the report on public opinion in the Americas.
November 21, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Former Public Policy Scholar and author Scott Wallace presented his new book, The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes.
November 16, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
“We still see people thinking about the environment as if it is something apart. The idea of a synergy, a balance of development still, I think, eludes us both in theoretical, but especially in practical terms. And that is what Rio+20 is about,” said Ambassador Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, under-secretary for environment, energy, science, and technology at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.