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50 Years of Science in Brazil and Challenges Ahead

Three of the Sao Paulo Research Foundation's most prominent contributors talk about the future of Brazil's growing commitment to science and research.

Amazonian Literature, Part II: "Macunaíma and the Native Trickster"

In Part II of this Special Report on Amazonian literature, Sá synthesizes two chapters from her book Rain Forest Literatures: Amazonian Texts and Latin American Culture and reconceptualizes how indigenous texts are viewed and used in literature, seeing the texts as creative works rather than source material.

Dilma Needs Davos More Than Davos Needs Dilma

For now, Rousseff's comfortable position in opinion polls gives her space in Davos to talk about plans for fiscal tightening and economic opening, which would create confidence among investors, writes Paulo Sotero.

Thinking Brazil 14

Brazil Under Lula:Domestic and Foreign Perceptions December 2004

Inovação no Brasil: Políticas Públicas e Estratégias Empresariais

De uma série de seminários co-patrocinados pelo Brazil Institute e Prospectiva Consultoria emergiram três conceitos-chaves sobre a busca de inovação no Brasil. Antes de tudo, a inovação deve ser definida amplamente, estendendo além das atividades de pesquisa aplicada. Segundo, é imperativo que políticas públicas e estratégias privadas sejam complementárias e interajam em maneiras conducentes para à geração de novas idéias. Finalmente, por realizar-se no contexto de mercados cada vez mais internacionais e competitivos, hoje em dia não é lógico pensar na inovação como um empreendimento exclusivamente doméstico. Nesta publicação, Ricardo Sennes, considerando estes temas, descreve e analisa as políticas públicas e as estratégias privadas que promovem a inovação no Brasil.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff prepares for Washington visit

Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses President Dilma Rousseff's visit to Washington, D.C.

President Lula to Receive Woodrow Wilson Public Service Award

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution will present the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service to His Excellency Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, at a dinner to be held on September 21, 2009, at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City. Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil and Eike F. Batista, chairman and CEO of the Brazilian EBX Group will serve as the dinner co-chairs for this prestigious event. "President Lula personifies the attributes we seek to honor at the Woodrow Wilson Center. He is a political leader who contributed decisively to bringing about the end of military rule and reopening the road to democracy in his country. This award is a tribute to a statesman who has strengthened Brazil immensely domestically and elevated its global standing," said Lee H. Hamilton, president and director of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

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