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Navigating Brazil’s G20 Presidency: A Conversation with Ambassador Maurício Lyrio

Date & Time

Mar. 14, 2024
10:00am – 11:00am ET


6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online


Brazil’s G20 presidency offers a unique platform to promote President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s foreign policy agenda. In more than 100 high-level meetings throughout the year, including a foreign ministers’ summit in February and a gathering of presidents later this year, Brazil hopes to build support for a Global Alliance Against Hunger and Poverty, advocate for reforms to international institutions, and accelerate the global energy transition, among other sustainable development goals. Brazil has described its leadership of the G20 as a “historic and emblematic moment in the country’s return to prominence on the international stage.”

To learn more about Brazil’s ambitions for its G20 presidency, and how it plans to build consensus among the diverse G20 members, join us on Thursday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (ET) for a fireside chat with Ambassador Maurício Lyrio, secretary for economic and financial affairs at Brazil’s Foreign Ministry and Brazil’s G20 “Sherpa.”


mauricio lyrio

Maurício Lyrio

Secretary for Economic and Financial Affairs, Foreign Ministry of Brazil


Maria Luiza Viotti

Maria Luiza Viotti

Ambassador of Brazil to the United States

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

Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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