Three key concepts have emerged from a series of five seminars, jointly hosted by the Brazil Institute and Prospectiva Consultoria of São Paulo, on the promotion of innovation in Brazil. First, innovation must be broadly defined, extending beyond applied research activities. Secondly, it is imperative that public policies and private strategies complement and interact with each other in order to create an environment conducive to generating innovative ideas. Finally, because innovation takes place against the backdrop of increasingly internationalized markets and competitive differentials, it no longer makes sense to think of innovation as an exclusively domestic venture. In this publication, Ricardo Sennes, keeping these three themes in mind, describes and analyzes the public policies and business strategies that promote innovation in Brazil.
The growing presence of Brazilian global companies in the United States complements traditionally strong investments by U.S. companies in Brazil. This trend has created a two-way street where common interests are more visible and both governments are pressured to recognize the benefits of working together or risk paying a political price for not doing so.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce that Professor Leslie Bethell has joined us as Senior Scholar attached to the Brazil Institute. His term will last from September 2009 until May 2012. Bethell is the Emeritus Professor of Latin American History and Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London; Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford University; former Director of the University of Oxford Centre for Brazilian Studies; and Senior Research Associate, Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História Contemporânea do Brasil, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro. He is also co-author and editor of the Cambridge History of Latin America. Bethell was a Public Policy Scholar in residence at the Wilson Center from December 2008 to February 2009.
Brazil Institute Special Report 2 Available for Download - Brazil Under Lula and Prospects for the 2006 Elections
This report provides analysis of Lula's term in office and predictions on Brazil's October 1st Presidential Elections.
Wilson Center Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero writes, "Being the first woman to reach the presidency in Latin America's biggest nation will likely add to her burden of succeeding the most popular Brazilian leader in history."
Esta conferência realizada em The Brookings Institution 28 de setembro de 2007, com o co-patrocínio do Brazil Institute do Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, reuniu estudiosos e praticantes de política externa para discutir desdobramentos recentes na política externa do Brasil. Nosso objetivo era melhor compreender as pressões domésticas no interior da sociedade brasileira e a formulação de sua política externa no contexto das país que o país adotou para promover seu desenvolvimento econômico e social.