5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Citizen Security in Brazil: Progress and Challenges

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Brazil is a key country in the hemisphere-wide debate over how to improve citizen security, not only for the complexity of the problem but also because of the varied and innovative efforts by local and state governments as well as civil society organizations to improving citizen security. The World Cup has focused renewed attention on citizen security issues in Brazil; but Brazil’s challenges go far beyond concerns for the security of millions of Brazilians and an estimated 300,000 foreign tourists that are expected for the World Cup. This event explored recent efforts to promote citizen security in Brazil’s urban areas, including the attempts to build more peaceful communities from the ground up. 


Eduarda La Rocque     Instituto Pereira Pasos Prefeitura Rio

Erica Machado             United Nations Development Program

Mauricio Moura           George Washington University and Harvard University

José Luiz Ratton          Federal University of Pernambuco

Robson Rodrigues       Igarapé Institute

Dino Caprirolo             Inter-American Development Bank, Brazil

Presentations from the event are available for download below.

*Erica Machado's presentation available to view via Prezi here