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Second Brazilian Congressional Study Mission on Innovation to Europe

Paulo Sotero
In the Second Brazilian Congressional Study Mission on Innovation, a group of Brazilian congressmen and senators visited to Europe to learn about innovation policies.

Brazilian Congressional Study Mission on Innovation

Paulo Sotero and Kent Hughes
In the First Brazilian Congressional Study Mission on Innovation, a group of Brazilian congressman and senators visited the Wilson Center, State Department, and MIT to discuss innovation policies in the United States.

Biofuels: Food, Fuel, and the Future?

With nations looking more and more to other, non-traditional sources of energy, the Program on America and the Global Economy (PAGE), the Brazil Institute, and the Global Energy Initiative (GEI) sponsored a comprehensive assessment of the current state of one of those possible sources: biofuels. This publication includes "Biofuels: The Current State-of-Play," a policy brief by C. Ford Runge, Robbin S. Johnson, and Calestous Juma.

An Analysis of Trends: Latin America and the Caribbean Economic Growth and the Environment, 2010–2020

As a foundation for improving the programmingof development assistance to the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently partnered with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to identify and analyze key challenges and opportunities for development assistance in the LAC region through 2020. This paper summarizes the key trends identified and proposes some general lines of action for USAID's Missions in the region.Available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.For the news digest on the report seminar, visitEmerging Trends in Environment and Economic Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean .

Brazil as a Regional Power: Views from the Hemisphere

Cynthia J. Arnson and Paulo Sotero
This report, based on a conference organized by the Latin American Program and the Brazil Institute, summarizes the multiple and complex perceptions held by Brazilians as well as a host of other countries in the region regarding Brazil's "emergence" as a regional and global power.

Innovation in Brazil: Public Policies and Business Strategies

Three key concepts have emerged from a series of five seminars, jointly hosted by the Brazil Institute and Prospectiva Consultoria of São Paulo, on the promotion of innovation in Brazil. First, innovation must be broadly defined, extending beyond applied research activities. Secondly, it is imperative that public policies and private strategies complement and interact with each other in order to create an environment conducive to generating innovative ideas. Finally, because innovation takes place against the backdrop of increasingly internationalized markets and competitive differentials, it no longer makes sense to think of innovation as an exclusively domestic venture. In this publication, Ricardo Sennes, keeping these three themes in mind, describes and analyzes the public policies and business strategies that promote innovation in Brazil.

Inovação no Brasil: Políticas Públicas e Estratégias Empresariais

De uma série de seminários co-patrocinados pelo Brazil Institute e Prospectiva Consultoria emergiram três conceitos-chaves sobre a busca de inovação no Brasil. Antes de tudo, a inovação deve ser definida amplamente, estendendo além das atividades de pesquisa aplicada. Segundo, é imperativo que políticas públicas e estratégias privadas sejam complementárias e interajam em maneiras conducentes para à geração de novas idéias. Finalmente, por realizar-se no contexto de mercados cada vez mais internacionais e competitivos, hoje em dia não é lógico pensar na inovação como um empreendimento exclusivamente doméstico. Nesta publicação, Ricardo Sennes, considerando estes temas, descreve e analisa as políticas públicas e as estratégias privadas que promovem a inovação no Brasil.

New Directions in Brazilian Foreign Relations

This conference, co-sponsored by The Brookings Institution and the Brazil Institute on September 28, 2007, gathered notable foreign policy scholars and practitioners to discuss recent developments in Brazil's foreign affairs. The goal of the seminar was to better understand the domestic pressures within Brazilian society and its foreign policy establishment as it continues to promote economic and social development.

Novos Rumos nas Relações Exteriores Brasileiras

Esta conferência realizada em The Brookings Institution 28 de setembro de 2007, com o co-patrocínio do Brazil Institute do Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, reuniu estudiosos e praticantes de política externa para discutir desdobramentos recentes na política externa do Brasil. Nosso objetivo era melhor compreender as pressões domésticas no interior da sociedade brasileira e a formulação de sua política externa no contexto das país que o país adotou para promover seu desenvolvimento econômico e social.

Brazilian Perspectives on the United States: Advancing U.S. Studies in Brazil

Co-sponsored by the Brazil Institute and the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, this bilingual publication includes essays on the United States by Brazilian scholars. It is the result of an effort to advance the tradition of U.S. Studies in Brazil.

Perspectivas Brasileiras sobre os Estados Unidos: Promover os Estudos dos EUA no Brasil

Co-patrocinada pelo Brazil Institute e pela Embaixada do Brasil em Washington, esta publicação bilíngüe inclui ensaios de estudiosos brasileiros sobre os Estados Unidos. É o resulto de um esforço parapromover os Estudos dos EUA no Brasil.

Citizen's Basic Income

LAP Special Report by Woodrow Wilson Fellow Eduardo Suplicy on if and when cash transfers will be provided in Brazil on a universal basis, without eligibility controls or limits.

Mercosur and the Creation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas

Summary and examination of negotiations aimed at the creation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, with special attention to the positions of Mercosur countries. Completed with financial support from the Tinker Foundation and the GE Foundation.

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