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Lula returns to the UN General Assembly

Date & Time

Sep. 21, 2023
5:00pm – 6:00pm ET


Online Only


On September 21, the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute hosted a discussion on Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s recent trip to New York for the UN General Assembly. Brazil Institute Director Bruna Santos and Brazilian Report Editor-in-chief Gustavo Ribeiro analyzed Lula’s major policy speech, bilateral meetings, and the state of U.S.-Brazil relations.

“This trip was another chapter in this ‘Brazil is Back’ book that Brazil’s President Lula is writing. Initially, Lula’s presidency showed great promise and received goodwill from the international community, but due to several diplomatic missteps, many people doubted he would fulfill the expectations set by this ‘Brazil is Back’ narrative. This trip to New York, with a large Brazilian delegation, was overall positive and provided the world with much clearer insights into Lula’s stance,” Brazil Institute Director Bruna Santos said during this conversation.


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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