Events

Brazil Institute Outreach

This section provides links to past and current Brazil Institute outreach efforts.

As the clock ticks, trees fall in Brazil's Amazon

Former Public Policy Scholar and author of "The Unconquered", Scott Wallace, writes on deforestation in the Amazon.

Article by Paulo Sotero published on ForeignPolicy.com

'What Lula can Teach 'White People'""When Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva last week blamed "white people with blue eyes" for the global economic meltdown, it was an odd gaffe for a leader known and respected around the world for his pragmatism. 'Lula had a Chávez day,' wrote the São Paulo daily Estadao, discounting the unfortunate utterance made in Brasilia at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown." [Read full article]

American elections have impact on Brazil and the world

On Friday, August 17, 2012 Paulo Sotero was invited for a one-hour panel interview on Globonews’ Painel Program in Sao Paulo, Brazil for a discussion concerning the impact of American Presidential election in Brazil and the rest of the world.

Climate Change and Biofuels

Sugarcane ethanol is not the villain that it is often made out to be and neither is the sugarcane industry. In Brazil, the sugarcane industry has set out to convince the Brazilian government to adopt a carbon cap and trade system domestically, independently of international negotiations. It is in their interest to reinsert the positive environmental externalities accrued from sugarcane ethanol use and production into the market system. It makes economic and environmental sense and it might spur a value-added product. The next best thing after organic sugar is carbon neutral sugarcane ethanol.

Thinking Brazil 23

Brazil's Higher Education Responsesto the Challenges of the 21st Century July 2006

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