*This is a private by invitation only event*


The Rainforest Continent Business School

May 15th 2013

9:00 – 12:00 am

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

4th Floor Conference Room


            9:00 – 9:05 AM           Introduction and Welcome

                                        Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Wilson Center

            9:05 – 9:15 AM           Opening Remarks

                                       Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araujo, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Brazil

                                       Martin Grossmann, Director, University of São Paulo Institute of  Advanced Studies

                                       Thomas E. Lovejoy, Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University; Brazil Institute Advisory Board

9:15 – 10:15 AM         Keynote Presentation

                                       Maritta Koch-Weser, Coordinator, Contemporary Studies of Amazonia, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo

10:15 – 10:30 AM       Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30 PM       Discussion


12:30 – 1:45 PM         Lunch