Ground Truth Briefing: Brazil´s World Cup: Are They Ready?

June 09, 2014 // 11:00am12:00pm


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With the World Cup set to kick off in a week in Brazil, what was supposed to be a global coming out party for a nation in transformation has become out to be a source of much national controversy and anxiety. Brazil had seven years to prepare for the world’s premier sporting event and has come short in deadlines for stadiums and numerous infrastructure projects. With an estimated $12 billion spent (the most of any World Cup to date), will the projects benefit the communities they serve or be reminders of the challenges the country faces from inefficiency to corruption?

Join us by phone with leading experts to discuss the implication and the legacy of the World Cup including the impact it may have on the October presidential elections.

Revist the event the Brazil Institute held on June 3 on the launch of the PEW Research Center report on public perpception on the World Cup and elections.

Monday, June 9, 2014

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

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Event Speakers List: 
  • Professor Emeritus, Notre Dame University; Professor, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Research Scholar, Graduate School of Political Management, The George Washington University
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