May 16, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
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.
May 10, 2011 // 1:30pm — 3:30pm
Professor Stephanie McNulty discusses current standards of evaluation and measurement used to assess the effectiveness of administrative decentralization.
April 29, 2011 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
A discussion on renewable energies and policies relating to Brazil.
April 20, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
"We cannot manage our planet if we cannot manage our forests," said William Sommers, a research professor with the Center for Climate and Society at George Mason University. Sandra Brown of Winrock International and David Cleaves, climate change advisor to the chief of the U.S. Forest Service, joined Sommers and moderator Thomas Lovejoy, professor at George Mason, to discuss the impact of climate change, carbon, and fire on the world's forests.
March 30, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:30am
A discussion on how to preserve and bring the Mata Atlântica back from the brink of destruction.
March 23, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
A discussion on what "Lost" cultures can contribute to management of our planet.
March 22, 2011 // 1:15pm — 2:45pm
The discussion focused on Brazil's progress in developing a congressionally-backed truth commission which would examine crimes committed by the military regime that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985.
March 16, 2011 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
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.
March 16, 2011 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
A discussion with two senior officials from the State Secretariat of Security in the state of Rio de Janeiro in charge of a new policy to fight drug trafficking and crime in the favelas (slums) that seems to be yielding some positive results.
March 10, 2011 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Leslie Bethell and Luigi Einaudi will present their recent publications regarding the future of Brazil and their viewpoints.