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Fernando Henrique Cardoso on "Corruption and Politics: A Sociologist’s Viewpoint"

October 2, 2017

On September 28, 2017, former President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso was honored with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, in recognition of his pivotal role in the creation of the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and the Brazil Institute. Earlier that day, he opened the conference celebrating the Latin American Program's 40th Anniversary with a keynote speech on corruption and politics. The text of Cardoso's speech is available below and the full details of the conference on Latin America's Domestic and International Challenges can be found here.

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Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and U.S. institutions in all sectors.  Read more

Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more