Renowned historian of Latin America and especially Brazil, Leslie Bethell joined the Brazil Institute on December 3rd as a Public Policy Scholar-in-residence to conduct research on "Brazil in the New Global Order." A professor emeritus at the University of London, Bethell was previously director of the Center of Brazilian Studies at Oxford University. He presented his project on December 9th to an audience of Wilson Center fellows, scholars and staff. "Brazil is today internationally regarded, along with China and India, as a key ‘emerging power' in the first half of the 21st century," he said. "And yet Brazil has always punched well below its weight in world affairs. Only relatively recently, in the last 10 years or so, has Brazil begun to play a role in world affairs in any way commensurate with its importance, real and potential."Read more...
Race, Inequality and Education:Challenges for Affirmative Actionin Brazil and the United States April 2005
The Brazil Institute of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars seeks interns with an interest in, coursework related to, and/or experience working on issues related to Brazil.
Urban Crime and Violence:Combating Citizens' Sense of Insecurity May 2006
Undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Brazil can apply for the Brazil Institute Summer Internship 2010. Deadline: July 15.
On October 29, Brazilians re-elected President Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva in a runoff election. His policies are credited with helping millions rise from poverty, a key factor in his victory. This article explores Lula's first presidential term and the political landscape leading up to the election.
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses the Brazil-U.S. relationship.