Education News

Iran Curtails Female Education

Aug 23, 2012
“Iran is reverting to the failed policies of the past,” says Middle East Program Director Haleh Esfandiari in a Q&A on the decision of 36 Iranian universities to limit access to or altogether bar women from certain academic fields.

Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso Honored

Jul 09, 2012
Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso was honored last night by the Library of Congress of the United States with the John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity.

Senators score high marks on Brazil report

Jun 29, 2012
Released with little fanfare last month, the report has largely escaped media attention. This is a pity. To date, Canada has produced no more insightful and salient strategic document on future prospects with Brazil than this.

Intensifying strategic partnerships with the new Brazil

Jun 01, 2012
Brazil’s economic and political transformation and consequent impact on the western hemisphere and the world offer many valuable opportunities for Canada to strengthen its relations with this increasingly influential country, reinforce their mutual equality and understanding, and ultimately benefit the people and prosperity of both countries. In order to maximise these opportunities and realise their full benefit and potential now and in the future, Canada’s engagement with Brazil needs to intensify and, most importantly, needs to be strategic.

The stars align at Canada's recent university mission to Brazil

May 10, 2012
Public Policy Scholar Ted Hewitt discusses the Brazil-Canada education relationship

Regaining America's Competitive Edge

May 10, 2012
"There are a number of weaknesses [in the U.S. economic system] that are getting worse such as the complexity of the tax code, the ineffectiveness of the political system, fiscal policy, and the K-12 education system,“ said Harvard Business professor Jan Rivkin. In this interview, Rivkin and education expert Paul Vallas prescribe ways for the US to regain its economic edge.

Brazil Institute in the News

May 01, 2012
A review of news items related to President Dilma Rousseff's first visit to Washington, D.C.

Brazil and the U.S.: a relationship of equals?

Apr 10, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses the Brazil-U.S. relationship.

U.S. Brazil 'disagree more they agree,' analyst says

Apr 09, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses the relationship between President's Dilma Rousseff and Barack Obama.

Nos EUA, Dilma defende 'agenda do século 21', mas velhos temas ainda incomodam

Apr 09, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses President Dilma Rousseff's agenda on her visit to Washington, D.C.

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