Events

Biotechnology, Medicine and Innovation

November 21, 2008 // 7:30am10:00am
Collins Jones, Scientific Advisor and Instructor, BioTech Primer Inc.; Kent Hughes, Director, program on Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy (STAGE), Woodrow Wilson Center; Michael Ryan, Director, Creative and Innovative Economy Center, George Washington University Law School
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Political Outlook in Brazil after 2008 Municipal Elections and Global Financial Crisis

November 10, 2008 // 8:00am10:00am
David Fleischer, Professor Emeritus, Institute of Political Science, University of Brasília; Christopher Garman, Director, Latin America, Eurasia Group; and Luiz Pereira da Silva, Senior Advisor to the World Bank and former International Secretary of Brazil's Finance and Planning Ministries; Stanley Gacek, Associate Director, International Department, AFL-CIO; Michael Shifter, Vice President for Policy, Inter-American Dialogue; and Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute

New Challenges of Constitutional Adjudication in Brazil

October 24, 2008 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Featuring Minister Gilmar Mendes, President of the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil; Introduction and Comments by Judge Peter J. Messitte, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; Welcome Remarks by Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute

Book Launch: Career Diplomacy - Life and Work in the U.S. Foreign Service

October 14, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
With Author Harry Kopp, Former Foreign Service Officer and Consultant in International Trade; William Milam, Senior Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; L. Anthony Motley, President of L.A. Motley & Co. and Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil; John Naland, Career Foreign Service Officer and President of the American Foreign Service Association; and Stapleton Roy, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson Center

Literature in the Amazon

September 15, 2008 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Márcio Souza author of The Emperor of the Amazon and Mad Maria; Lúcia Sá, visiting professor of literature; University of Manchester, England; and Regina Igel, professor of Portuguese and Brazilian literature; University of Maryland

Amazonia Photography Exhibit

August 29, 2008 // 9:00am6:00pm
The exhibit showcases dazzling and conflicting images of the Brazilian Amazon, and the faces of its people, captured by photographers from the Brazilian daily newspaper, O Estado de S.Paulo.
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Innovation in Brazil: Public Policy Challenges and Business Opportunities

July 31, 2008 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Ricardo Sennes, Professor of International Relations at Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), Director and Partner of Prospectiva International;Roberto Castello Branco, Former Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization and Consultant at Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa);Kátia Ramos Moreira Leite, Partner of Group Genoa Biotecnologia and President of Scientific and Technical Genoa Group Board;Diógenes Feldhaus, Director of Partnerships of the State University of Campinas Innovation Agency (Inova Unicamp); Stephen Merrill (Commentator), Executive Director of the National Academies of Science's Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP); Michael Ryan (Commentator), Director of Creative and Innovative Economy Center and Professor at George Washington University;Rahim Rezaie (Commentator), PhD Candidate, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University of Toronto; Co-author of recent Nature Biotechnology article, "Brazilian health biotech: Fostering crosstalk between public and private sectors"
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Brazil's Emerging Economic Power: Now Investment-Grade and Why it Matters

June 20, 2008 // 12:00pm1:15pm
This event was jointly sponsored with the Wilson Center on the Hill program. It was held at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.Lisa Schineller, Director of Sovereign Ratings, Standard & Poor'sNancy Lee, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global DevelopmentOtaviano Canuto, Vice President for Countries, Inter-American Development Bank

Lessons in Governance from Urban Brazil

June 17, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Tim Campbell, Chairman, Urban Age Institute; Eduardo Rojas, Principal Housing and Urban Development Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank; Ivani Vassoler, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, State University of New York, Fredonia

Leadership Discussion Series: A Conversation with Governor Blairo Maggi, of the state of Mato Grosso

June 10, 2008 // 3:00pm4:30pm
A successful politician and businessman, Governor Maggi is a key actor inthe ongoing debate over how to balance development and environmental protection in the Amazon—an issue recently dramatized by the resignation of Minister of the Environment Marina Silva, a champion of the environment movement. Maggi holds a degree in agricultural engineering from the Federal University of Paraná. He represented Mato Grosso in the Senate before being elected governor in 2002 and is currently serving his second term as governor, after winning reelection in 2006.

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