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 Advisory Board which helps guide programming. 

 

The Latest from the Brazil Institute

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Climate Change Adaptation and Population Dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for Policy Makers

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July 28, 2015 // 9:00am4:00pm
On July 28, we bring to Washington top experts and policymakers from seminars in Colombia, Barbados, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Peru, to further broaden the dialogue about climate adaptation and population dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean; and to encourage the development of new policy and programmatic tools that help countries of the region meet the financial, organizational, and political challenges that climate change presents. more
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Brazil After President Rousseff’s U.S. Visit

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Jul 20, 2015
President Dilma Rousseff’s approval and popularity ratings continue to remain low even after her recent meeting with President Obama. If the trip to the U.S. did provide a bump for the President, it was short-lived and has wilted in the face of political and economic realities in Brazil. Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero explains the situation President Rousseff faces provides insights on what it might take to turn things around. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW. more

Rousseff's uncertain future clouds progress following successful visit to Washington

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Jul 07, 2015
Director Paulo Sotero gives his analysis on President Dilma Rousseff's visit to the United States. more
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The Obama-Rousseff Meeting: What’s on the Agenda?

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Jun 24, 2015
Given the current recession and political climate in Brazil, President Rousseff's upcoming visit to the United States could lay the groundwork for restored prosperity in both its economy and relationship with the United States. In this episode of TRENDING, Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero provides an overview of Rousseff's objectives and discusses the potential effects of the meeting on both countries as well as the global community. more

In Trouble at Home, Rousseff Travels to Washington

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Jun 23, 2015
Paulo Sotero, in this article for the Huffington Post, discusses President Dilma Rousseff's visit to Washington, D.C. at the end of June. more

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