Leadership Discussion Series: A Conversation with Governor Blairo Maggi, of the state of Mato Grosso
June 10, 2008 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
A successful politician and businessman, Governor Maggi is a key actor inthe ongoing debate over how to balance development and environmental protection in the Amazon—an issue recently dramatized by the resignation of Minister of the Environment Marina Silva, a champion of the environment movement. Maggi holds a degree in agricultural engineering from the Federal University of Paraná. He represented Mato Grosso in the Senate before being elected governor in 2002 and is currently serving his second term as governor, after winning reelection in 2006.
April 28, 2008 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Economist André Nassar, of the Brazilian Institute for International Trade Negotiations, presents initial findings of a study on sugarcane expansion and land use in Brazil.
April 25, 2008 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
This event was held at USP in São Paulo, Brazil Reginaldo Arcuri, President of the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development; Glauco Arbix, General Coordinator of the Innovation Observatory;Carlos Henrique Brito Cruz, Scientific Director of São Paulo's FAPESP; Mario Salerno, Professor at USP's Polytechnic School and Executive Coordinator of the Competition and Competitiveness Observatory; and David Kupfer (Invited), Professor at the Economics Institute of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Coordinator of the Industry and Competitiveness Group.
April 01, 2008 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Yeda Rorato Crusius, an economist and university professor, was elected governor of the state of Rio Grande do Sul on October 2006. A leading member of the Brazilian Social Democrat Party (PSDB), Governor Crusius is the first woman elected to the governorship of the state.
March 04, 2008 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Marcos S. Jank, President of UNICA; André Aranha Corrêa do Lago, Head of the Energy Department of Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Gregory Manuel, Special Advisor to the Secretary and International Energy Coordinator at the State Department; Carl Meacham, Professional Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Jason Steinbaum, Professional Staff, House of Reps. Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommitte on the Western Hemisphere; Alessandro Teixeira, President of APEX Brasil; and Paulo Sotero, Director Brazil Institute (Moderator)
February 01, 2008 // 7:30am — 12:00pm
Three panel discussions will focus on: "Unlocking the Doha Round: Perspectives for 2008"; "Global Warming and Environmental Preservation: What Options International Trade Law Has To Offer?"; "Revisiting the Possibility of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) Between the United States and Brazil"
January 24, 2008 // 7:30am — 9:00am
A medical doctor and a founder of the Workers Party (PT), Arlindo Chinaglia is a congressman from the state of São Paulo serving his fourth-term. The position of President of the Chamber of Deputies is equivalent to the Speaker of the House in the U.S. system. In the midst of various setbacks to President Lula's legislative agenda, Chinaglia is deeply involved in the negotiations of solutions to the government's fiscal and budgetary proposals, among other challenges. The discussion will focus on Brazil-US relations, President Lula's legislative agenda and Brazil's October 2008 municipal elections—elections that will set the stage for the 2010 presidential race.
January 16, 2008 // 11:00am — 4:30pm
The Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America is meant to forge links between South American countries by integrating the transportation, energy, and telecommunications sectors. The full environmental and social impacts of IIRSA investments should be weighed against the need to promote the continent's economic development and reduce poverty.
November 08, 2007 // 7:30am — 12:30pm
This event took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil Carlos Henrique Brito Cruz, Scientific Director, Research Foundation of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP); Sérgio Risola, General Coordinator, University of São Paulo Technogical Enterprises Incubator Center (CIETEC–USP); Ricardo Camargo Mendes, Executive Director, Prospective International Consulting; Stephen Merrill, Executive Director, United States National Academy of Science's Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy; Maurício Mendonça, Executive Director of the Industrial Competitiveness Unit of CNI; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy of the Woodrow Wilson Center; Fernando Reinach, Executive Director, Votorantim New Ventures; Carlos Américo Pacheco, Assistant Secretary for Development of São Paulo; Sonia Tuccori, R&D Manager, Natura; Alexander Triebnigg, Presidente, Novartis Brasil; Mauro Assano, Executive Manager of Research, IBM (to be confirmed); Luiz Henrique Braido, Professor, Getúlio Vargas Foundation; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute
October 16, 2007 // 2:00pm — 5:30pm
Henrique Rzezinski, President, Brazilian Section of Brazil-United States Business Council; Jason Kearns, Trade Counsel, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives; Pedro da Motta Veiga, Director, Center for Integration and Development Studies (CINDES); Maurício Mesquita Moreira, Senior Trade and Integration Economist, Inter-American Development Bank; I.M. Destler, Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Jon Huenemann, Vice President, Miller & Chevalier; Kellie Meiman, Kissinger McLarty Associates; and Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute