December 05, 2008 // 7:45am — 5:00pm
Lee H. Hamilton, President and Director, Woodrow Wilson Center; Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Brazil's Ambassador to the US; Clifford Sobel, US Ambassador to Brazil; Nelson Jobim, Brazil's Minister of Defense; Thomas Pickering, Vice Chairman, Hills & Company; Blairo Maggi, Governor, State of Mato Grosso; John J. Danilovich, CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation; Rubens Barbosa, President, Superior Council of Foreign Trade, FIESP; Anthony Harrington, President and CEO, Stonebridge International; Jon Huenemann, Principal for the International Department, Miller & Chevalier; Marcio Zimmermann, Brazil's Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy; Antonio Barros de Castro, Counselor to the President, National Bank of Economic and Social Development; Thomas A. Shannon, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere; Marcel Biato, Deputy International Affairs Adviser to President Lula; Riordan Roett, Fulbright Scholar, Director of Western Hemisphere Studies, SAIS at John Hopkins University; Matias Spektor, Professor of International Relations, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (invited); Carlos Pio, Fulbright Scholar, Professor of Political Economy, University of Brasilia; Leslie Bethell, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
December 04, 2008 // 7:45am — 12:00pm
Blairo Maggi, Governor of Mato Grosso; Ricardo Arioli, President, Mato Grosso Association of Soybean Producers (Aprosoja); Rui Prado, President, Mato Grosso Farm Bureau (FAMATO); John Carter, Director, Aliança da Terra; Annie Petsonk, International Counsel, Environment Defense Fund's Climate & Air Program; Thomas Lovejoy, Biodiversity Chair, Heinz Center; Mark London, Lawyer at London & Mead and author of The Last Forest
November 21, 2008 // 7:30am — 10:00am
Collins Jones, Scientific Advisor and Instructor, BioTech Primer Inc.; Kent Hughes, Director, program on Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy (STAGE), Woodrow Wilson Center; Michael Ryan, Director, Creative and Innovative Economy Center, George Washington University Law School
November 10, 2008 // 8:00am — 10:00am
David Fleischer, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Political Science, University of Brasília; Christopher Garman, Director, Latin America, Eurasia Group; and Luiz Pereira da Silva, Senior Advisor to the World Bank and former International Secretary of Brazil's Finance and Planning Ministries; Stanley Gacek, Associate Director, International Department, AFL-CIO; Michael Shifter, Vice President for Policy, Inter-American Dialogue; and Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute
October 24, 2008 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Featuring Minister Gilmar Mendes, President of the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil; Introduction and Comments by Judge Peter J. Messitte, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; Welcome Remarks by Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute
September 15, 2008 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Márcio Souza author of The Emperor of the Amazon and Mad Maria; Lúcia Sá, visiting professor of literature; University of Manchester, England; and Regina Igel, professor of Portuguese and Brazilian literature; University of Maryland
August 29, 2008 // 9:00am — 6:00pm
The exhibit showcases dazzling and conflicting images of the Brazilian Amazon, and the faces of its people, captured by photographers from the Brazilian daily newspaper, O Estado de S.Paulo.
July 31, 2008 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
Ricardo Sennes, Professor of International Relations at Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), Director and Partner of Prospectiva International;Roberto Castello Branco, Former Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization and Consultant at Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa);Kátia Ramos Moreira Leite, Partner of Group Genoa Biotecnologia and President of Scientific and Technical Genoa Group Board;Diógenes Feldhaus, Director of Partnerships of the State University of Campinas Innovation Agency (Inova Unicamp); Stephen Merrill (Commentator), Executive Director of the National Academies of Science's Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP); Michael Ryan (Commentator), Director of Creative and Innovative Economy Center and Professor at George Washington University;Rahim Rezaie (Commentator), PhD Candidate, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University of Toronto; Co-author of recent Nature Biotechnology article, "Brazilian health biotech: Fostering crosstalk between public and private sectors"
June 20, 2008 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
This event was jointly sponsored with the Wilson Center on the Hill program. It was held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.Lisa Schineller, Director of Sovereign Ratings, Standard & Poor'sNancy Lee, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global DevelopmentOtaviano Canuto, Vice President for Countries, Inter-American Development Bank
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.