October 20, 2010 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Stressing that sustainable development, not just conservation, must be the focus, Izabella Teixeira, Brazil's minister of the environment, discusses the challenges and goals of her ministry in the coming years.
October 13, 2010 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Author Riordan Roett, Professor, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; Commentator Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
October 04, 2010 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Riordan Roett, Professor, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; Christopher Garman, Director, Eurasia Group; Clifford Young, Executive Director, IPSOS Public Affairs Brazil; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
September 23, 2010 // 9:00am — 1:00pm
Thomas Shannon, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil; Ernesto Fraga Araújo, Minister, Brazilian Embassy; Albert Fishlow, Professor, Columbia University; Denise Gregory, Executive Director, CEBRI; Joel Velasco, Chief Representative for North America, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA); Donna Hrinak, Senior Director of Latin America Government Affairs, Pepsico Co.; Ricardo Mendes, Managing Partner, Prospectiva Consulting; Peter Hakim, Inter-American Dialogue; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
September 22, 2010 // 11:15am — 12:00pm
Ricardo Mendes, Managing Partner, Prospectiva Consulting; João Augusto de Castro Neves, Founding Partner and Political Analyst, CAC Consultoria; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute
September 22, 2010 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Richard Wike, Associate Director, Pew Global Attitudes Project; Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Senior Researcher, Pew Global Attitudes ProjectCommentators: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center; Ricardo Mendes, Managing Partner, Prospectiva Consulting
September 16, 2010 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Author: Larry Rohter, Culture Reporter, The New York Times; Commentators: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center; Peter Hakim, President Emeritus, Inter-American Dialogue
September 14, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Governments use a number of measures to support the production and use of biofuels; in the United States biofuels subsidies totaled nearly $6 billion in 2009. Corn use for ethanol in the United States has expanded corn demand by nearly 30%, driving corn prices, along with prices of other commodities, higher. Panelists discussed whether such support should be considered as agricultural subsidies and about whether and how such support is being notified to the WTO.
July 23, 2010 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
Experts conduct a comprehensive assessment of biofuels, and emphasize the need to understand them within a global framework.
July 22, 2010 // 9:30am — 12:30pm
Economic development and environmental sustainability in Latin America and the Caribbean are intrinsically connected. Experts discuss trends likely to shape the economy and natural environment in the region for the next 10 years.