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
- Research Scholar, Graduate School of Political Management, The George Washington University