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Brazil Institute Advisory Council

The Brazil Institute's Advisory Council includes former ambassadors and other high-level officials, noted scholars recognized for their contribution to bilateral understanding, and leading U.S. and Brazilian enterprises. Contributions from Advisory Council members ensure that we can continue to support Brazilian scholarship and promote key bilateral issues in the United States and Brazil.

About our Corporate Members

  • Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. With a presence in approximately one hundred countries and regions worldwide, Amgen's innovative medicines have reached millions of people in the fight against serious illnesses.

  • Amyris was founded a decade ago with a vision to create products that support biopharmaceutical drug discovery and production, from cosmetic emollients and fragrances, to fuels, solvents, lubricants, and nutraceuticals. Amyris's proprietary process of engineering organisms (yeast) uses renewably-sourced carbon from plants to make sustainable, custom molecules that allow customers to make better, more effective products that are better for people and better for the planet. 

  • Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. In 2019, Boeing and Embraer initiated a joint venture made up of the commercial aircraft and services operations of Embraer. Boeing will own 80 percent of the new company, to be named Boeing Brasil – Commercial. 

  • Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies producing safe, reliable energy now and for the future. The company's success is driven by its people and their commitment to getting results the right way: by operating responsibly, executing with excellence, applying innovative technologies and capturing new opportunities for profitable growth.

  • The Colégio Dante Alighieri's one hundred years in São Paulo bear witness to the fulfillment of its founders’ ideals: to bring together two cultures—that of the homeland left behind, Italy, and that of the adopted country, Brazil; to preserve ethical and educational values; to seek knowledge; to promote civic values and respect; to encourage friendship and transform into reality the humanist spirit of its namesake, Dante Alighieri.

  • Interfarma, the Association for Pharmaceutical Industry Research, is a nonprofit organization that represents businesses and researchers, both in Brazil and abroad, who are responsible for Brazilian innovation in health. Its members, which include national and international laboratories, universities, researchers, institutions, and private individuals, seek to use innovation to promote development in scientific research and the production of pharmaceutical goods, raw materials, medications, and other products to serve the cause of human well-being.

  • Instituto Jô Clemente is a non-profit that promotes the health and well-being of people with intellectual disabilities by supporting their inclusion in society and advocating for their rights. The Institute carries out research and provides developmental, educational, professional, and legal support to people with intellectual disabilities and their families. 

  • UnitedHealth Group is a diversified health and well-being company headquartered in the United States. A leader worldwide, UnitedHealth Group is committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities. The company's core capabilities lie in clinical expertise, advanced technology and data and health information. 

Membership in the Advisory Council enables your organization to be an active participant in the ongoing dialogue between Brazil and the United States, and provides access to a marketplace of ideas where we convene the brightest minds to discuss the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing the policy community. 

To learn more about the Brazil Institute or to join the Advisory Council, please contact Anna Prusa at 202-691-4147 or