Brazil's Truth Commission

March 22, 2011 // 1:15pm2:45pm
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.

A New Approach to Citizen Security in Brazil: Rio's Pacifying Police Units

March 16, 2011 // 10:00am12:00pm
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.

Brazil in Regional and Global History

March 10, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Leslie Bethell and Luigi Einaudi will present their recent publications regarding the future of Brazil and their viewpoints.

Oscar-Nominated Documentary: "Waste Land"

March 09, 2011 // 11:30am1:00pm
Introduction: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute

Prospects for Brazilian-American Relations on the Eve of President Obama's Visit to Brazil

February 28, 2011 // 8:00am10:30am
Opening Remarks: Ambassador Mauro Vieira, Embassy of Brazil in Washington; Speakers: Ambassador Craig Kelly, Vice President, The Cohen Group; Ambassador Luigi Einaudi, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, National Defense University; Luis Bitencourt, Dean of Academic Affairs, National Defense University; Carl Meacham, Senior Adviser to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Carolina Costa, Senior Associate, McLarty Associates; Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute

Managing the Planet's Freshwater

February 23, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Karin M. Krchnak, Director, International Water Policy, The Nature Conservancy; Dann Sklarew, Sustainability Fellow, George Mason University; Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute

Book Launch: The Day After Tomorrow: A Handbook on the Future of Economic Policy in the Developing World

December 16, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Author Otaviano Canuto, Vice President and Head, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, The World Bank; Author Marcelo Giugale, Director, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management for Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank; Ajay Shankar, FICCI Scholar, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center

Perspectives on Domestic Politics of the Incoming Government of President-Elect Dilma Rousseff

November 17, 2010 // 8:00am10:00am
Speaker: David Fleischer, Professor Emeritus, University of BrasiliaDiscussants: Kellie Meiman, Managing Director, McLarty Associates; Bryan McCann, Professor, Georgetown University Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center

Brazil's Foreign Policy of Today and Tomorrow: A Critical Appraisal

November 16, 2010 // 8:00am10:30am
Roberto Abdenur, former Deputy Foreign Minister and former Ambassador to China and the United States; Sergio Amaral, former Minister of Development, Industry and Commerce, and former Ambassador to England and France; Marcos Azambuja, former Deputy Foreign Minister and former Ambassador to Argentina and France; Antonio Carlos Pereira, Editor, Opinion Page, O Estado de S. Paulo; Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center; Discussants: James Ferrer, Director, the GWU Center for Latin American Studies; Peter Hakim, President Emeritus, Inter-American Dialogue

Brazilian Cultural Identity: Shaped or Limited by Language?

November 03, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Cristovão Tezza, Author and Professor, Federal University of Paraná; Marçal Aquino, Author and Journalist; Luiz Ruffato, Author; Vivaldo Santos, Author and Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Georgetown University; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center


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