According to analysts, the NSA spying incident shakes, but does not jeopardize relations between Brazil and the US
Director of the Brazil Institute, Paulo Sotero, gives his take on the recent allegations of the NSA spying on Brazil
Dr. Hewitt is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada and Visiting Public Policy Scholar at the Brazil Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
Brazil to cut back high cost of labourBrazil's government is preparing sharp cuts to the country's very high labour costs as a way of boosting productivity and growth, Guido Mantega, finance minister, has told the Financial Times.[Read full article]
Latin American Program Announces Opening of the "Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America" Fellowship Competition
The Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, with the support of The Ford Foundation, announces the second competition for Junior Scholars in the Study of Democracy in Latin America, with the goal of stimulating innovative work among relatively junior members of the academic profession and to focus attention on democracy in Latin America.
A new summary series, providing concise and timely event briefs of important public policy issues relevant to contemporary debates in Brazil. The briefs showcase commentary and research from leading policymakers, Brazilian and Brazilianist scholars, pivotal government officials and prominent business figures.
Brazilian expert José Roberto Afonso, analyzes the political economy of tax reform in Brazil (Portuguese). Executive summary available in English.
The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project will host a 3-month research fellowship for a scholar studying Brazil’s nuclear history, in particular as it relates to US-Brazilian relations, Brazil’s nuclear relations with Argentina and other countries, and the evolving role of Brazil in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) regime.
Undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Brazil can apply for the Brazil Institute Fall Internship 2010. Deadline: July 15.
The Brazil Institute announces the launch of its new website, Portal to Brazil.