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Brazil Institute 2008 Report of Activities

Dec 31, 2008
The Brazil Institute concluded a very active year—coordinating over 20 public events—with two major seminars focusing on "Agribusiness and Sustainability in Brazil" and "Prospects for Brazil-U.S. Relations in the New American Administration."Read the 2008 Report of Activities in PortugueseRead the 2008 Report of Activities in English

Announcing Brazil Institute Public Policy Scholar

Dec 19, 2008
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...

Op-ed: What Obama and Lula Can Do (Portuguese)

Dec 17, 2008
In this Op-ed, Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, discusses how a possible conclusion to the Doha Round has been sidelined by the global financial crisis, addresses the subsequent and misguided finger-pointing, and proposes three areas of cooperation for Presidents Lula and Obama: global warming, Africa and Cuba.Read the op-ed in Portuguese

Latin America Reports on National Security, Energy and Integration

Oct 29, 2008
On October 29, 2008, The Washington Post Online published a series of reports on national security, energy and integration by 5 Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows from Latin America. View the Fellows' Latin America Reports

Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows Featured in Newspaper

Oct 29, 2008
The Washington Post features articles about Latin America by the five Washington Post-Woodrow Wilson Center Fellows. The program brings professional journalists from Latin America to Washington, D.C. for a two-week exchange of dialogue and professional development.

Launch of the New BRAZIL PORTAL

Oct 16, 2008
The Brazil Institute announces the launch of the new BRAZIL PORTAL blog, a comprehensive news aggregator that covers Brazilian foreign and national affairs as well as environmental, economic, social, scientific and political issues in Brazil.

Brazil Institute Joins ECSP's "New Security Beat" blog

Oct 15, 2008
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) maintains The New Security Beat blog, which provides frequent updates and commentary on the latest news, reports, and resources on population, environment, and security. The Brazil Institute contributes commentary, analysis and major news and publications reviews on new security issues in Brazil, focusing on the Amazon and biofuels. Read the most recent post on how "Prostitution, Agriculture, Development Fuel Human Trafficking in Brazil".

Brazil Institute Outreach

Sep 01, 2008
This section provides links to past and current Brazil Institute outreach efforts.

Ruth Cardoso, the former first lady of Brazil died in São Paulo on Tueday, June 24.

Jun 24, 2008
Dr. Ruth Cardoso was an influential Brazilian intellectual and a innovative and effective social policymaker. She was 77 years-old. News agencies around the world have commented on her contributions to Brazilian society. Director of the Brazil Institute Paulo Sotero, who was in São Paulo for the wake, issued a statement of remembrance. An Associated Press article is available here. To see the coverage from O Estado de S.Paulo click here.

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