June 15, 2011 // 4:30pm — 6:00pm
For several decades Argentina and Brazil sought to develop their own indigenous nuclear programs and tried to resist the expansion of the global non-proliferation regime. Deep mutual suspicion coupled with status competition colored their relationship and their standing in the face of the major nuclear powers. Starting in the 1980s, however, a range of mechanisms led to an emerging system of mutual inspections that transformed geopolitics in South America, defused threat perceptions, helped the civilian leadership extricate the military from the nuclear programs, and paved the way for entry into the NPT.
May 31, 2011 // 4:30pm — 5:30pm
A discussion with Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Brazilian Foreign Minister
May 19, 2011 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
A discussion on a comprehensive research program conducted by Conservation International on behalf of the US Departament of Energy on the sustainability of biofuels on a global scale.
May 18, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
A discussion on the state of the oceans with experts Jane Lubchenco and Enric Sala.
May 16, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Brazil has been a leader in turning tropical savannah soils into productive land for agricultural development. Embraba, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, has established an office in Africa and is working with more than a dozen African countries, in partnership with developing agencies and foundations, to improve agricultural productivity and food security in the continent. Panelists discussed the importance of agricultural innovation in Brazil and Africa and what role the U.S. can play.
May 10, 2011 // 1:30pm — 3:30pm
Professor Stephanie McNulty discusses current standards of evaluation and measurement used to assess the effectiveness of administrative decentralization.
April 29, 2011 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
A discussion on renewable energies and policies relating to Brazil.
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.