Who We Are

Since its founding in 2006, the Brazil Institute has served as a highly respected and credible source of research and debate on key issues of bilateral concern between Brazil and United States. The primary role of the Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—is to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in the public and private sectors, as well as in academia and between citizens.

Our Mission

To support constructive U.S.-Brazil relations through research, seminars and conferences, and projects that will contribute to a prosperous, sustainable, and open Brazil. 

Our Principles

The Brazil Institutes stands for open, inclusive dialogue and non-partisan, evidence-based policymaking; and holds firm in its commitment to human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. 

Our Work

The Brazil Institute executes its mission through the production of actionable research and events that bridge the gap between scholarship and policy, marshalling its substantial power to convene the brightest minds to discuss the pressing challenges and opportunities facing Brazil today.

Recognized as a trusted source and leader for the quality and nonpartisan approach of its program, the Brazil Institute concentrates its activities in three thematic areas:

The only program in Washington exclusively dedicated to Brazil, the Brazil Institute is an important resource of the Wilson Center. Established by the U.S. Congress, the Wilson Center is the nation’s top nonpartisan policy forum for addressing global issues through independent research and open dialogue, to help you make smart decisions related to business and public policy.