Brazilian Women in STEM

Brazil's Foreign Minister Wants to Save the West from Postmodernism

Brazil's Foreign Minister Wants to Save the West from Postmodernism
The Curious Case of Ernesto Araujo

Event Summary: How Brazil’s Economic and Political Realities Will Shape the Plans of the Bolsonaro Administration

On November 13th, the Brazil Institute hosted a half-day conference on what Brazil’s undeniable economic and political realities mean for President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, his administration, and the country.

Indigenous and Quilombola Land Demarcation in Brazil

What History Tells Us about the Prospects for Brazil–U.S. Rapprochement under Bolsonaro

Hopes are running high for the United States and Brazil. There is the prospect of a personal rapport between the apparent kindred spirits now occupying the presidencies of both countries, Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro. There is the promise of policy alignment on issues like the location of their embassies in Israel and their economic attitudes towards China. And there is also a rare and widespread optimism — however cautious — among the international business and financial communities regarding the potential opening of Brazil’s historically closed economy.

Boeing–Embraer Deal Buoys Hopes for Brazil–U.S. Economic Relations

A joint-venture agreement struck between United States aerospace giant Boeing and its Brazilian counterpart Embraer represents a potential early success for Brazil–U.S. collaboration, amid high hopes for the bilateral relationship as Jair Bolsonaro’s administration is set to take office in January.

Encouraging the Next Generation of Innovative Policymakers

Innovative policy solutions often require fresh perspectives. Toward that end, the Brazil Institute is proud to be collaborating with the Colégio Dante Alighieri in São Paulo in support of Colégio Dante’s GEN initiative. Interdisciplinary Project Practice Learning (IPPL) is more than an interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) initiative because it also integrates history, philosophy, and sociology.

Get to Know the Ministers of the Bolsonaro Administration

From the onset of his campaign, President Bolsonaro asserted that he intended to cut the number of ministries in half, in an effort to de-bureaucratize Brazil and reduce government spending. The Temer government had 29 organs with ministerial status. Despite his initial promise to hold the number of ministries to 15, Bolsonaro named 22 ministers to his cabinet.

Brazil Adds a New Class of Submarine to its Navy

The launching of Brazil’s submarine Riachuelo on December 14 marked a new phase in the country’s Navy Submarine Development Program (PROSUB). The event took place at the Naval Complex of Itaguaí, on the Southern coast of Rio da Janeiro state. It was attended by President Michel Temer and President-elect Jair Bolsonaro. The Commander of the Brazilian Navy, Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira, led the ceremony. The Director General of Nuclear and Technological Development, Admiral Bento Albuquerque, was also present.