April 20, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
"We cannot manage our planet if we cannot manage our forests," said William Sommers, a research professor with the Center for Climate and Society at George Mason University. Sandra Brown of Winrock International and David Cleaves, climate change advisor to the chief of the U.S. Forest Service, joined Sommers and moderator Thomas Lovejoy, professor at George Mason, to discuss the impact of climate change, carbon, and fire on the world's forests.
March 30, 2011 // 9:30am — 11:30am
A discussion on how to preserve and bring the Mata Atlântica back from the brink of destruction.
March 23, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
A discussion on what "Lost" cultures can contribute to management of our planet.
March 22, 2011 // 1:15pm — 2:45pm
The discussion focused on Brazil's progress in developing a congressionally-backed truth commission which would examine crimes committed by the military regime that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985.
March 16, 2011 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
In anticipation of President Barack Obama’s trip in March 2011 to Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador, the Latin American Program and the Brazil Institute hosted a discussion with two of the principle architects of U.S. policy in the region.
March 16, 2011 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
A discussion with two senior officials from the State Secretariat of Security in the state of Rio de Janeiro in charge of a new policy to fight drug trafficking and crime in the favelas (slums) that seems to be yielding some positive results.
March 10, 2011 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Leslie Bethell and Luigi Einaudi will present their recent publications regarding the future of Brazil and their viewpoints.
March 09, 2011 // 11:30am — 1:00pm
Introduction: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute
February 28, 2011 // 8:00am — 10:30am
Opening Remarks: Ambassador Mauro Vieira, Embassy of Brazil in Washington; Speakers: Ambassador Craig Kelly, Vice President, The Cohen Group; Ambassador Luigi Einaudi, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, National Defense University; Luis Bitencourt, Dean of Academic Affairs, National Defense University; Carl Meacham, Senior Adviser to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Carolina Costa, Senior Associate, McLarty Associates; Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute
February 23, 2011 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Karin M. Krchnak, Director, International Water Policy, The Nature Conservancy; Dann Sklarew, Sustainability Fellow, George Mason University; Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute