March 18, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
The proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), being developed by the world community under the auspices of the UN, provide benchmarks for eradicating poverty, protecting the environment, and empowering people and communities. Join us as speakers from USAID, the World Resources Institute, and George Mason University discuss the current state of the SDGs and the challenges and opportunities for comprehensively pursuing the sustainable development goals.
February 25, 2015 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
In the inaugural event in 2015, the Managing Our Planet series returns to discuss the state of our oceans.
Rousseff’s Uphill Battle to Revive Brazil’s Economy: What Brazilians Think of the President’s New Austerity Plan
February 11, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
On February 11th, the Brazil Institute will convene a group of experts to review President Rousseff's new austerity plan and discuss national perceptions of her economic measures.
December 08, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
On Monday, December 8, the Brazil Institute convened a panel of experts to analyze implications and prospects of Rousseff's second term economic strategy.
December 03, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
In his 2007 best-seller, 'The World Without Us,' Alan Weisman explored what would happen to the planet if the human race suddenly vanished – the gradual deterioration of the built environment, the geologic fossilization of our everyday stuff, and the ecological processes that would rebound and thrive without continual and growing human pressure.
November 19, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
In the past few years, natural and manmade disasters including Superstorm Sandy, the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, and the Boston Marathon bombing have highlighted the growing need for communities and societies to be resilient in the face of unexpected and constantly changing challenges. Join us, the Rockefeller Foundation, Thomas Lovejoy of the UN Foundation, and select authors to discuss how urban communities and industrial enterprises can “survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of turbulent change and uncertainty.”
November 17, 2014 // 8:30am — November 21, 2014 // 5:05pm
FAPESP Week 2014: California will explore the partnerships between Brazilian and U.S. scientists and will be hosted by University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Davis.
October 30, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Given the dynamic nature of the upcoming elections and the developments that are bound to occur with a new administration, we are looking forward to what is sure to be an engaging discussion with distinguished panelists and invited guests, from experts on Brazil’s political and economic conditions to authorities on the nation’s private sector relationships.
October 28, 2014 // 8:30am — 5:30pm
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the United States Department of Energy Office of Science, in partnership with the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute, held an all-day symposium on collaborative research projects led by scientists in the state of São Paulo, Brazil and in the U.S., targeting the discovery of new science about the Amazon.
Brazil’s Presidential Election: An Early Assessment of the Outcome and its Political, Economic and Foreign Policy Implications
October 27, 2014 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Join the Brazil Institute as we discuss the results of the October 26 presidential runoff election and its implications for Brazil.