A leading Brazilian social scientist and former Wilson Center Fellow, Simon Schwartzman is a senior researcher at the Instituto de Estudos do Trabalho e Sociedade in Rio de Janeiro. Simon’s blog is a key source of information and analysis on social policies in Brazil.

On February 22, Simon returned to the Wilson Center to present the seminal volume he organized with economist Edmar Bacha on the challenges an emerging Brazil faces in four major areas of public policy: health, education, social security and income, and public security. Brasil: A Nova Agenda Social, brings together contributions from eighteen experts and was received as one of the most important books published in Brazil in 2011.