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Infrastructure Integration and Environmental Preservation in the Amazon

January 16, 2008 // 11:00am4:30pm
The Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America is meant to forge links between South American countries by integrating the transportation, energy, and telecommunications sectors. The full environmental and social impacts of IIRSA investments should be weighed against the need to promote the continent's economic development and reduce poverty.

Brazil's Innovation Challenge: Public Policies and Business Strategies

November 08, 2007 // 7:30am12:30pm
This event took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil Carlos Henrique Brito Cruz, Scientific Director, Research Foundation of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP); Sérgio Risola, General Coordinator, University of São Paulo Technogical Enterprises Incubator Center (CIETEC–USP); Ricardo Camargo Mendes, Executive Director, Prospective International Consulting; Stephen Merrill, Executive Director, United States National Academy of Science's Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy; Maurício Mendonça, Executive Director of the Industrial Competitiveness Unit of CNI; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy of the Woodrow Wilson Center; Fernando Reinach, Executive Director, Votorantim New Ventures; Carlos Américo Pacheco, Assistant Secretary for Development of São Paulo; Sonia Tuccori, R&D Manager, Natura; Alexander Triebnigg, Presidente, Novartis Brasil; Mauro Assano, Executive Manager of Research, IBM (to be confirmed); Luiz Henrique Braido, Professor, Getúlio Vargas Foundation; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute
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Brazil and the United States: Trade Agendas and Challenges of the Bilateral Relationship

October 16, 2007 // 2:00pm5:30pm
Henrique Rzezinski, President, Brazilian Section of Brazil-United States Business Council; Jason Kearns, Trade Counsel, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives; Pedro da Motta Veiga, Director, Center for Integration and Development Studies (CINDES); Maurício Mesquita Moreira, Senior Trade and Integration Economist, Inter-American Development Bank; I.M. Destler, Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Jon Huenemann, Vice President, Miller & Chevalier; Kellie Meiman, Kissinger McLarty Associates; and Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute

New Directions in Brazilian Foreign Relations

September 28, 2007 // 8:30am12:30pm
This event was held at The Brookings Institution.The Hon. Antonio Patriota, Brazilian Ambassador to the United States; Amaury de Souza, Senior Partner, MCM Associated Consultants, Rio; Mônica Herz, Director, Institute of International Relations, PUC-Rio; Riordan Roett, Director, Western Hemisphere Studies, SAIS; Eduardo Campos, Governor, State of Pernambuco; Sergio Amaral, Former Minister of Industry, Commerce & Development; Peter Hakim, President, Inter-American Dialogue; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute; Antonio Barros de Castro, Chief-Economist, National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES);
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Promoting Democracy and Rights at Work: Making a Difference

September 18, 2007 // 3:00pm5:15pm
Kari Tapiola, Executive Director, ILO; Charlotte M. Ponticelli, Deputy Under-Secretary for international affairs at the U.S. DoL; Kjeld Jacobsen, President of CUT; Helga Ying, Director, Worldwide Government Affairs and Public Policy, Levi Strauss; Ros Harvey, Global Program Manager for Better Work; Mércia Consolação Silva, Social Observatory Institute, Brazil.

Book Launch: Walking the Forest with Chico Mendes, by Gomercindo Rodrigues

September 12, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Gomercindo Rodrigues, a lawyer and activist, presents a rare and personal primary account of Chico Mendes' life and the struggle for justice in the Amazon.

Breakfast Discussion with Governor Jaques Wagner

September 11, 2007 // 8:30am10:00am
Governor Wagner will discuss the domestic challenges and opportunities the Brazilian government faces in transforming the immense and unshaken popularity of President Lula into an effective political instrument to advance a stalled policy agenda with three years and three months left in his presidency.
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Director's Forum with Under Secretary of State R. Nicholas Burns

August 03, 2007 // 11:00am12:00pm
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, R. Nicholas Burns, briefed the media and the policy community on current challenges and opportunities the United States faces in the Americas.
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Innovation Policies and Business Strategies in Brazil

June 27, 2007 // 8:30am1:00pm
Jorge Ávila, President, National Institute for Industrial Property (INPI); Jose Goldemberg, Professor, Univesidade de São Paulo; Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Chris Hill, Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University; Ricardo Camargo Mendes, Executive Director, Prospectiva Consulting; William Marandola, Executive Manager, Coinfar; Flavio Grynszpan, Consultant and former CEO, Motorola Brazil
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The Global Dynamics of Biofuels: Potential Supply and Demand for Ethanol and Biodiesel in the Coming Decade

February 20, 2007 // 1:00pm4:00pm
Bruce Babcock, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University; Marcos S. Jank, Institute for International Trade Negotiations (ICONE) and University of São Paulo; Wallace Tyner, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University. Discussants: Gregory Manuel, Special Advisor to the Secretary and International Energy Coordinator, State Department; Emerson Kloss, Economic Section, Agricultural Affairs, Embassy of Brazil in Washington

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