Participatory Governance and Decentralization: A Comparative Study in Programs and Outcomes

May 10, 2011 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Professor Stephanie McNulty discusses current standards of evaluation and measurement used to assess the effectiveness of administrative decentralization.

Building a Low Carbon Economy in Brazil: Perspectives on Renewable Energy Public Policies

April 29, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
A discussion on renewable energies and policies relating to Brazil.

Managing Our Forests: Carbon, Climate Change, and Fire

April 20, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
"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.

Brazil's Other Forest: The Fight to Preserve and Restore the Mata Atlantica

March 30, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
A discussion on how to preserve and bring the Mata Atlântica back from the brink of destruction.

What "Lost" Cultures Can Contribute to Management of Our Planet

March 23, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
A discussion on what "Lost" cultures can contribute to management of our planet.

Brazil's Truth Commission

March 22, 2011 // 1:15pm2:45pm
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.

A Forum on President Obama's Trip to Latin America

March 16, 2011 // 3:00pm4:00pm
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.

A New Approach to Citizen Security in Brazil: Rio's Pacifying Police Units

March 16, 2011 // 10:00am12:00pm
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.

Brazil in Regional and Global History

March 10, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Leslie Bethell and Luigi Einaudi will present their recent publications regarding the future of Brazil and their viewpoints.

Oscar-Nominated Documentary: "Waste Land"

March 09, 2011 // 11:30am1:00pm
Introduction: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute


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