Science and Technology

China and Global 5G: Getting the Questions Right

New developments in the global debate about Huawei’s political reliability emerge daily. As this discussion continues, the UK, Germany, and Italy seem to welcome a limited Huawei role in their 5G infrastructures despite American warnings. The White House is rumored to be considering a ban Chinese telecommunications equipment from America’s 5G buildout process. Unfortunately, pronouncements on Huawei and other Chinese technology firms are often as confusing as they are emphatic.

Brazilian Women in STEM

Come On Baby, Drive My New Energy Vehicle: Will China Be First to Completely Abandon Combustion-Engine Cars?

China is engaged in a monumental top-down effort to promote the development of new-energy vehicles (NEVs) -- plug-in hybrids, pure-battery electrics, and fuel-cell autos. While China leads the world in NEVs, they are less than 1% of all cars on the street. However, the Chinese government's NEV policies, coupled with tax incentives, aim to push the number of NEV cars sold each year to 20% by 2025.

FAPESP Week 2018: New York

In 2018, from November 26 to 28, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute, and the City University of New York (CUNY) hosted FAPESP WEEK NEW YORK. The symposium aims at strengthening the links between scientists from Brazil and United States with the objective of promoting research partnerships.

To see the full program of FAPESP Week 2018, including the speakers' powerpoints and related articles, click here.


The Real Challenges of Artificial Intelligence: Automating Cyber Attacks

Most cyber attacks today do not occur instantaneously with the push of a button. They are resource and time-intensive endeavors (especially the reconnaissance phase), that are orchestrated by humans and unfold at human speeds; the time and resources needed by the adversary are directly proportional to the quality and level of defenses employed on the network.

FAPESP Week 2018 | The City University of New York

From November 26-28, 2018, The Brazil Institute, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), and The City University of New York (CUNY) held the 8th Annual FAPESP Week, FAPESP WEEK NEW YORK, at the Graduate Center. The symposium aimed to strengthen the links between researchers from Brazil and the United States with the objective of promoting research partnerships.