Brazil’s economic and political transformation and consequent impact on the western hemisphere and the world offer many valuable opportunities for Canada to strengthen its relations with this increasingly influential country, reinforce their mutual equality and understanding, and ultimately benefit the people and prosperity of both countries. In order to maximise these opportunities and realise their full benefit and potential now and in the future, Canada’s engagement with Brazil needs to intensify and, most importantly, needs to be strategic.
The trade relationship between Canada and Brazil has long been rocky, due largely to an ugly dispute over government subsidies to their respective airplane manufacturers—Bombardier and Embraer—in the late 1990s. During a visit to São Paulo last year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper lamented the “barely $6 billion in business” between the countries in 2010, vowing to renew relations with the South American powerhouse.
Former Public Policy Scholar and author of "The Unconquered", Scott Wallace, writes on deforestation in the Amazon.
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) are pleased to announce that 49 grants are available in the 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition for U.S. academics, professionals, and early and mid-career researchers to teach and/or conduct research in Brazil.
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, speaks with PRI's The World on former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso's recent award from the Library of Congress
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses the Library of Congress's decision to award former former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso the John W. Kluge Prize.
View the latest article by Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute in the most recent issue of Revista CIBOD d'afers internacionals.
Public Policy Scholar Ted Hewitt discusses the Brazil-Canada education relationship
Scientific Director and former President of FAPESP, Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, discusses R&D investment in Brazil
A review of news items related to President Dilma Rousseff's first visit to Washington, D.C.