June 18, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
On Tuesday, June 18th, the Brazil Institute convenes experts on urban renewal and the case of Sao Paulo.
Incentives and Challenges for Foreign Direct Investment in Infrastructure and Strategic Sectors in Brazil
June 10, 2013 // 8:45am — 11:30am
On Monday, June 10th, a panel convenes to discuss foreign direct investment and infrastructure in Brazil.
June 06, 2013 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
On Thursday June 6, a panel convenes to discuss the state of Brazil's competitiveness.
June 05, 2013 // 10:00am — 5:30pm
Global Europe Program
“The Arab Spring in Comparative Perspective: Dramatic Transitions in Recent Decades” conference took place on June 4th and 5th in Washington, D.C., co-organized by American University’s School of International Service, the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars’ Brazil Institute, Global Europe Program, Mexico Institute, and Middle East Studies Program. The aim of this initial workshop was to consider dramatic transitional experiences in Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, and Eastern Europe and included a series of panels examining specific facets of transitional experiences: constitutional developments (including democratic reforms); economic and social affairs; justice and human rights issues; the evolving experiences of women; external pressures and interventions. In each case, a commentator with expertise on the Middle East and North Africa was asked to reflect on the possible relevance of other “transitional” experiences to understanding the dynamics and prospects of the “Arab Spring.” These reflections also served as the primary task of the workshop’s concluding Round Table discussion.
May 31, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
On May 31st, author Maxine Margolis will discuss her new book on the growing Brazilian diaspora.
Housing Rehab for Consolidated Squatter Settlements in Latin America’s First Suburbs: Policy Approaches
May 30, 2013 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Researchers from the Latin American Housing Network (LAHN) will present finding from a comparative study of housing policies in consolidated low-income settlements in nine countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay).
Metropolitan Governance in the Federalist Americas: Strategies for Equitable and Integrated Development
May 28, 2013 // 2:00pm — 4:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Authors present original research on metropolitan governance in Brazil Canada, Mexico, the United States, and Venezuela.
A Conversation with Congressman Henrique Eduardo Alves, Speaker of Brazil's House of Representatives
May 22, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
On Wednesday, May 22nd, the Brazil Institute welcomes the President of Brazil's Chamber of Deputies, Congressman Henrique Eduardo Alves.
May 15, 2013 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
On Wednesday May 15th, the Wilson Center will host a two part seminar on innovative initiatives aimed at the Amazon’s sustainability.
May 15, 2013 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
The Brazil Institute with the Institute for Advanced Studies at USP hosted a private seminar to discuss the creation and implementation of the Rainforest Continent Business School