About the Brazil Institute

Created in 2006, the Brazil Institute seeks to foster dialouge on key issues of bilateral concern between Brazil and the United States, while advancing Washington's understanding of the completixites of Brazil as a regional, democractic power, and an emerging global player. The Brazil Institute has an active Adivsory Board which helps guide programming. 

 

The Latest from the Brazil Institute

Brazil Institute at the Chautauqua Institution

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Aug 01, 2014
Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero will be taking part in the prestigious Chautauqua Institution's lecture series this week, entitled, "Brazil: Rising Superpower." more

Lessons of the World Cup as seen from the Colosseum

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Aug 01, 2014
Director Paulo Sotero authored this article in Portuguese for the Brazilian daily "O Estado de S. Paulo" on the on the implications of Brazil's success as host of the 2014 World Cup and the disappointing performance of its national soccer team at the tournament. The article highlights the challenges the nation should focus on as it prepares to host the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. more

The New Development Bank adds substance to the BRICS

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Jul 30, 2014
The sixth summit of the BRICS took place at a time of low economic growth for the group. The BRICS gained prominence after the global financial crisis of 2008, which put the leading capitalist economies on the brink of the abyss and made room for big emerging countries at the decision making table. more

The Outlook of Brazil's October Elections by the Country's Leading Pollster

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July 29, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
On July 29, sociologist Mauro Paulino, director of Datafolha and Brazil's leading pollster will offer his assessment of the field, prospects of the leading candidates and issues that will influence the choices of the more than 140 million voters expected at the polls. more

Declassified Documents Given By Biden to Rousseff Detail Secret Dictatorship-Era Executions, “Psychophysical” Torture in Brazil

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Jul 09, 2014
During Vice President Joe Biden’s recent trip to Brazil, President Rousseff was given a recently declassified US report containing the details of Brazilian torture during the military dictatorship. more

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