Publications

Brazil-US Biofuels Cooperation: One Year Later

Jun 07, 2008
On March 9, 2007, Brazil and the United States signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to deepen their efforts to develop reliable, clean, and sustainable energy sources. One year later, a group of high-level officials and analysts, convened by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) in partnership with the Brazil Institute and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (APEX-Brasil), came together on March 4, 2008 for a roundtable discussion at the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC) 2008 in order to review progress made under the MOU. This report synthesis the proceedings from this seminar. more

Undeclared War and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy by Kenneth B. Moss

Undeclared War and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

May 01, 2008
Undeclared wars have a history in the United States almost as old as the country itself. Kenneth B. Moss demonstrates that though the framers of the Constitution had a broad notion of the varieties of war and the authority under which they would be undertaken without a formal declaration, Congress and the President are leading the United States into conflicts without fundamental oversight and accountability. more

China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation by David Shambaugh

China's Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation

May 01, 2008
David Shambaugh argues that although China's Communist Party has been languishing in a protracted state of atrophy, it has also recently embarked on a process of fierce critical introspection, adaptation, and reinvention to insure its own survival and future dominance in China. more

Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities: Renegotiating the City, edited by Lisa M. Hanley, Blair A. Ruble, and Allison M. Garland

Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities: Renegotiating the City

May 01, 2008
In nations across the globe, immigration policies have abandoned strategies of multiculturalism in favor of a “play the game by our rules or leave” mentality. Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities shows how immigrants negotiate with longtime residents over economic, political, cultural, and linguistic boundaries. more

The Soviet Union and the June 1967 Six Day War, edited by Yaacov Ro’i and Boris Morozov

The Soviet Union and the June 1967 Six Day War

May 01, 2008
Why did the Soviet Union spark war in 1967 between Israel and the Arab states by falsely informing Syria and Egypt that Israel was massing troops on the Syrian border? Based on newly available archival sources, The Soviet Union and the June 1967 Six Day War answers this controversial question more fully than ever before.  more

Russia and Globalization: Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change, edited by Douglas W. Blum

Russia and Globalization: Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change

May 01, 2008
Russia is struggling to rebuild its power and identity in an era of globalization. The contributors to Russia and Globalization explore the difficulty of guaranteeing a stable domestic order, focus on Russia’s efforts to respond to the challenges posed by globalization, and examine the ways in which it is reconceptualizing its role as an international actor. more

PEN 11 - Room at the Bottom?

Apr 09, 2008
View State and local governments often have adopted trailblazing initiatives to address environmental, health and safety concerns in advance or in lieu of federal action. With nanotechnology, an emerging field of science with unknown risks, this practice is continuing, a landmark study has found. “In the absence of action at the federal level, local and state governments may begin to explore their options for oversight of nanotechnology,” says author Suellen Keiner. The report discusses possible options for state and local governments to follow that would allow for oversight of the potential negative impacts of nanotechnology – including local air, waste and water regulations, as well as labeling and worker safety requirements. more

IV Symposium on International Trade

Apr 07, 2008
On February 1, 2008, the Brazil Institute hosted the IV Symposium on International Trade organizedby the Brazilian International Trade Scholars, Inc (ABCI). The half-day seminar featured three panel discussions focusing on the issues of "Unlocking the Doha Round: Perspectives for 2008," "Global Warming and Environmental Preservation: What Options International Trade Law Has To Offer?," and "Revisiting the Possibility of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) Between the United States and Brazil." more

Infrastructure Integration and Environmental Preservation in the Amazon

Apr 07, 2008
The Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America (IIRSA)—conceived during the 2000 Meeting of South American presidents—is meant to forge links between all South American countries by integrating three strategic economic sectors: transportation, energy, and telecommunications. To discuss these pressing issues, on January 16, 2008, the Brazil Institute and the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) and Latin American Program co-sponsored a half-day seminar to assess the potential impacts of infrastructure projects planned or underway in the Amazon region. more

Brazil and the United States: Trade Agendas and Challenges of the Bilateral Relationship

Apr 07, 2008
On October 16, 2007, the Brazil Institute organized a conference to discuss the regional and global challenges for Brazil's trade policy, the trade outlook after the 2008 U.S elections, and the present and future dynamics of Brazilian-U.S. economic relations. Featuring speakers from the Brazilian and U.S. governments and private sectors, participants discussed trade-related challenges between the United States and Brazil in light of the stalled Doha Round and a lame duck administration in Washington. more

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The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.