Report on the Third Congressional Study Mission on Innovation to California in March 2013.
This conference, co-sponsored by The Brookings Institution and the Brazil Institute on September 28, 2007, gathered notable foreign policy scholars and practitioners to discuss recent developments in Brazil's foreign affairs. The goal of the seminar was to better understand the domestic pressures within Brazilian society and its foreign policy establishment as it continues to promote economic and social development.
The newsletter of the Latin American Program, Brazil Institute, and Mexico Institute
Leadership Discussion Series: A Conversation with the Governor of the State of Mato Grosso, Blairo Maggi
In an effort to provide Brazilian leaders with greater exposure to the Washington policy community and advance understanding of Brazilian issues in the United States, the Brazil Institute held the fourth interactive forum of its ongoing leadership discussion series with Governor Blairo Borges Maggi, of the state of Mato Grosso, which has part of its territory in the Amazon biome. The intent of Maggi's visit to the United States was to highlight his administration's efforts to balance and produce positive results for both forest conservation and economic development.
An exhibition of 18 paintings by Brazilian artist Luis Bitencourt at the Wilson Center, February 6-27, 2004
Renowned historian of Latin America and especially Brazil, Leslie Bethell joined the Brazil Institute on December 3rd as a Public Policy Scholar-in-residence to conduct research on "Brazil in the New Global Order." A professor emeritus at the University of London, Bethell was previously director of the Center of Brazilian Studies at Oxford University. He presented his project on December 9th to an audience of Wilson Center fellows, scholars and staff. "Brazil is today internationally regarded, along with China and India, as a key ‘emerging power' in the first half of the 21st century," he said. "And yet Brazil has always punched well below its weight in world affairs. Only relatively recently, in the last 10 years or so, has Brazil begun to play a role in world affairs in any way commensurate with its importance, real and potential."Read more...
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses Brazil-US relations