About the Brazil Institute

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

 

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The Resilience Beat: Reporting on Climate, Population, and Health

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December 03, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
From megacities to small coastal communities, more people than ever before are confronting the coming challenges of climate change. And more than ever before, we are turning to the media to bring these challenges to the attention of policymakers and the public in order to build resilience to weathering these changes. But reporting on climate resilience requires pushing the boundaries of traditional beats, looking beyond national borders, and exploring new angles such as human rights, disaster preparedness, and women’s health. This roundtable panel features reporters and communication experts who are finding surprising new stories where climate change meets resilience. more
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Solutions for Sustainability and Resilience in a Constantly Changing World

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November 19, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
In the past few years, natural and manmade disasters including Superstorm Sandy, the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, and the Boston Marathon bombing have highlighted the growing need for communities and societies to be resilient in the face of unexpected and constantly changing challenges. Join us, the Rockefeller Foundation, Thomas Lovejoy of the UN Foundation, and select authors to discuss how urban communities and industrial enterprises can “survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of turbulent change and uncertainty.” more
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Preserving the Amazon: A Race Against Time

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Nov 13, 2014
Researchers from the United States and the state of São Paulo met at a FAPESP (Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo) symposium in Washington, DC to present the latest findings from their studies of the Amazon. The “FAPESP-U.S. Collaborative Research on the Amazon” meeting was organized in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the Brazil Institute of the Wilson Center. One of the featured speakers was noted biodiversity expert, Tom Lovejoy. We spoke with him about the state of the Amazon and efforts to preserve its endangered ecosystem. more

FAPESP Week 2014: California

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November 17, 2014 // 8:30amNovember 21, 2014 // 5:05pm
FAPESP Week 2014: California will explore the partnerships between Brazilian and U.S. scientists and will be hosted by University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Davis. more
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FAPESP-U.S. Collaborative Research on the Amazon

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October 28, 2014 // 8:30am5:30pm
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the United States Department of Energy Office of Science, in partnership with the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute, held an all-day symposium on collaborative research projects led by scientists in the state of São Paulo, Brazil and in the U.S., targeting the discovery of new science about the Amazon. more

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