Economics and Globalization

The Other Side of the Indian Growth Story: Confronting Agriculture and Rural Development

This Asia Program event, co-sponsored with the Environmental Change and Security Program of the Wilson Center, asked the important question of how and why agriculture and rural development factor into long-term economic growth and poverty reduction in India. Reducing world poverty is the first of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) chosen by the international community.

Dire Strait? Energy Security in the Strait of Malacca

An Asia Program Event, cosponsored by the Wilson Center's Division of International Security Studies and Environmental Change and Security Program; Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies; and the U.S. Army's Dwight D. Eisenhower National Security Series.

The Avian Flu Challenge in Southeast Asia: the Potential of Public-Private Partnerships

The Wilson Center would like to express its appreciation to the GE Foundation for its support in making this program possible.

Brazil's Foreign Policy of Today and Tomorrow: A Critical Appraisal

Brazilian foreign policy after the recent presidential elections was the theme of a seminar with three former Brazilian diplomats and the opinion page editor of a leading daily newspaper. They offered their views on Brazil's expanding international role and ambition in a fast changing global balance of power under President Lula and his successor, Dilma Rousseff. All four presented papers, available in English, at a seminar on the topic held in São Paulo in 2009 by Fundação Liberdade e Cidadania, of the opposition Democratas party.

Book launch: <i>The New Brazil</i>

On Oct. 13, 2010 the Brazil Institute hosted the launching of The New Brazil by Riordan Roett, director of the Latin American Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He began by emphasizing what his book was not – neither an apology for Lula's PT or a tale of America's inevitable decline.

Public Opinion in Brazil: Findings from the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project

On Sept. 22, the Brazil Institute hosted the launching of the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project results for Brazil, one of the 22 countries surveyed this past spring. The report, "Brazilians Upbeat about Their Country, Despite Its Problems," emphatically showed that "Brazilians are increasingly confident of their role in the world," said Richard Wike, associate director of the Pew Global Attitudes Project.

Book Launch: <i>Brazil on the Rise: The Story of a Country Transformed </i>

This event is co-sponsored by the Inter-American Dialogue.

Summary of a Brazil Institute book author with Larry Rohter, Culture Reporter, The New York Times; Peter Hakim, President Emeritus, Inter-American Dialogue; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute

Challenges of Industrial Policy, Innovation and Competitiveness in Brazil

Brazil is positioned to play a more prominent role in the international economic geography, according to Luciano Coutinho, president of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES). At a July 15, 2010, seminar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Coutinho discussed the various trends that are helping to shape this new scenario, and the role that Brazil and other large developing economies will play.

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