September 14, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Governments use a number of measures to support the production and use of biofuels; in the United States biofuels subsidies totaled nearly $6 billion in 2009. Corn use for ethanol in the United States has expanded corn demand by nearly 30%, driving corn prices, along with prices of other commodities, higher. Panelists discussed whether such support should be considered as agricultural subsidies and about whether and how such support is being notified to the WTO.
July 23, 2010 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
Experts conduct a comprehensive assessment of biofuels, and emphasize the need to understand them within a global framework.
July 22, 2010 // 9:30am — 12:30pm
Economic development and environmental sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean are intrinsically connected. Experts discuss trends likely to shape the economy and natural environment in the region for the next 10 years.
July 15, 2010 // 5:00pm — 6:15pm
Luciano Coutinho, President, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
July 14, 2010 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Jorge Ávila, President, Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI)
Policy Lessons from India, Brazil, and South Africa on Development and Implementation of National Plans of Action on Elimination of Child Labor
April 19, 2010 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Mallikarjun Kharge, Minister of Labor and Employment, India; Carlos Roberto Lupi, Minister of Labor and Employment, Brazil; Membathisi Mdladlana, Minister of Labor, South Africa; Kailash Satyarthi, Chair, Global March Against Child Labor, President Global Campaign for Education, Co Chair- 1Goal Campaign
April 07, 2010 // 9:30am — 1:00pm
Alberto Almeida, Director, Instituto Análise; Clifford Young, Executive Director, IPSOS Public Affairs Brazil; Cláudio Gonçalves Couto, Professor, Fundação Getúlio Vargas; Christopher Garman, Director, Eurasia Group; David Fleischer, Professor Emeritus, Universidade de Brasília and President, TCC-Brazil (Transparency, Consciousness and Citizenship); João Augusto de Castro Neves, Founding Partner and Political Analyst, CAC Consultoria
March 12, 2010 // 8:00am — 3:30pm
Leslie Bethell, Brazil Institute; Achilles Zaluar, Embassy of Brazil; Andrew Hurrell, University of Oxford and New York University; Matias Spektor, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, and Council on Foreign Relations; Thomaz Guedes da Costa, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University; Dante Caputo, Former Foreign Minister of Argentina 1983/89; George Gray Molina, Princeton University; Arlene Tickner, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá; Michael Penfold, Corporación Andina de Fomento, Caracas; Olga Pellicer, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México; Arturo Cruz, INCAE Business School, Managua; Johanna Mendelson Forman, Center for Strategic & International Studies; Christopher McMullen, Department of State; Peter Hakim, Inter-American Dialogue; Riordan Roett, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
March 02, 2010 // 8:30am — 10:30am
Leslie Bethell, Senior Scholar, Brazil Institute; Eric Hershberg, Director of Latin American Studies, American University; Julia Sweig, Director for Latin American Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
February 24, 2010 // 11:30am — 1:30pm
Augusto Wagner Padilha Martins, Vice Minister, Brazilian Presidential Special Office for Port Development