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A Conversation with Renata Amaral, Brazil's Secretary of International Affairs at the Ministry of Planning and Budget

Date & Time

Oct. 18, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center


On October 18, the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute had the honor of hosting Renata Vargas Amaral, who currently serves as Brazil's Secretary of International Affairs within the Ministry of Planning and Budget.

During the meeting, Renata shared her ministry's perspectives on Brazil's fiscal policies, economic efficiency, and the evolving landscape of international trade. Her insights shed light on the complexities and challenges that Brazil faces in these domains, offering a deeper understanding of the country's policy decisions.

One of the central themes of our discussion revolved around the U.S.-Brazil relationship. Amaral elaborated on the current state of bilateral relations, highlighting the shared interests and challenges that shape this partnership, illuminating the potential for cooperation and collaboration.

Furthermore, Renata provided a glimpse into Brazil's upcoming presidency of the G-20, offering a preview of the nation's priorities and objectives on the global stage.


Renata Vargas Amaral

Renata Vargas Amaral

Hosted By

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 US institutions in all sectors. The Brazil Institute plays this role by producing independent research and programs that bridge the gap between scholarship and policy, and by serving as a crossroads for leading policymakers, scholars and private sector representatives who are committed to addressing Brazil’s challenges and opportunities.  Read more

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