Betting on Biofuels: Opportunities and Implications

May 15, 2008 // 9:00am12:00pm
With Stephen Kresovich, Professor and Vice Provost for Life Sciences, Cornell University; Steven Hutcheson, Professor of Microbiology, University of Maryland; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center; C. Ford Runge, Professor of Applied Economics and Law, University of Minnesota; Robbin S. Johnson, Teaching Fellow, Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Chaired and Moderated by: Kent Hughes, Director, STAGE Program & Global Energy Initiative, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Sugarcane Ethanol and Land Use in Brazil

April 28, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Economist André Nassar, of the Brazilian Institute for International Trade Negotiations, presents initial findings of a study on sugarcane expansion and land use in Brazil.

The Challenge of Innovation in Brazil: Innovation Strategies in Seven Countries

April 25, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
This event was held at USP in São Paulo, Brazil Reginaldo Arcuri, President of the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development; Glauco Arbix, General Coordinator of the Innovation Observatory;Carlos Henrique Brito Cruz, Scientific Director of São Paulo's FAPESP; Mario Salerno, Professor at USP's Polytechnic School and Executive Coordinator of the Competition and Competitiveness Observatory; and David Kupfer (Invited), Professor at the Economics Institute of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Coordinator of the Industry and Competitiveness Group.

Book Discussion - Multilateralism, Regionalism and Bilateralism in Trade and Investment: 2006 World Report on Regional Integration

April 10, 2008 // 3:00pm5:30pm
With Philippe De Lombaerde, Editor, and Research Fellow, UNU Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS); Raquel Artecona, Regional International Trade Advisor, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); And the following commentators: Mauricio Moreira, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank; Jose Raul Perales, Senior Program Associate, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Chair and Moderator: Kent Hughes, Director, Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center

A Conversation with Governor of the State of Rio Grande do Sul,
Yeda Crusius

April 01, 2008 // 9:30am11:00am
Yeda Rorato Crusius, an economist and university professor, was elected governor of the state of Rio Grande do Sul on October 2006. A leading member of the Brazilian Social Democrat Party (PSDB), Governor Crusius is the first woman elected to the governorship of the state.

U.S.–Brazil Biofuels Cooperation: One Year Later

March 04, 2008 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Marcos S. Jank, President of UNICA; André Aranha Corrêa do Lago, Head of the Energy Department of Brazil's Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Gregory Manuel, Special Advisor to the Secretary and International Energy Coordinator at the State Department; Carl Meacham, Professional Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Jason Steinbaum, Professional Staff, House of Reps. Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommitte on the Western Hemisphere; Alessandro Teixeira, President of APEX Brasil; and Paulo Sotero, Director Brazil Institute (Moderator)

IV Symposium on International Trade

February 01, 2008 // 7:30am12:00pm
Three panel discussions will focus on: "Unlocking the Doha Round: Perspectives for 2008"; "Global Warming and Environmental Preservation: What Options International Trade Law Has To Offer?"; "Revisiting the Possibility of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) Between the United States and Brazil"

Breakfast Discussion with President of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies Arlindo Chinaglia

January 24, 2008 // 7:30am9:00am
A medical doctor and a founder of the Workers Party (PT), Arlindo Chinaglia is a congressman from the state of São Paulo serving his fourth-term. The position of President of the Chamber of Deputies is equivalent to the Speaker of the House in the U.S. system. In the midst of various setbacks to President Lula's legislative agenda, Chinaglia is deeply involved in the negotiations of solutions to the government's fiscal and budgetary proposals, among other challenges. The discussion will focus on Brazil-US relations, President Lula's legislative agenda and Brazil's October 2008 municipal elections—elections that will set the stage for the 2010 presidential race.

Infrastructure Integration and Environmental Preservation in the Amazon

January 16, 2008 // 11:00am4:30pm
The Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America is meant to forge links between South American countries by integrating the transportation, energy, and telecommunications sectors. The full environmental and social impacts of IIRSA investments should be weighed against the need to promote the continent's economic development and reduce poverty.

Brazil's Innovation Challenge: Public Policies and Business Strategies

November 08, 2007 // 7:30am12:30pm
This event took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil Carlos Henrique Brito Cruz, Scientific Director, Research Foundation of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP); Sérgio Risola, General Coordinator, University of São Paulo Technogical Enterprises Incubator Center (CIETEC–USP); Ricardo Camargo Mendes, Executive Director, Prospective International Consulting; Stephen Merrill, Executive Director, United States National Academy of Science's Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy; Maurício Mendonça, Executive Director of the Industrial Competitiveness Unit of CNI; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy of the Woodrow Wilson Center; Fernando Reinach, Executive Director, Votorantim New Ventures; Carlos Américo Pacheco, Assistant Secretary for Development of São Paulo; Sonia Tuccori, R&D Manager, Natura; Alexander Triebnigg, Presidente, Novartis Brasil; Mauro Assano, Executive Manager of Research, IBM (to be confirmed); Luiz Henrique Braido, Professor, Getúlio Vargas Foundation; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute


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