Government or Revolution?

In the historical vision of the Left, the government was not the product of an election but rather as the result of a revolution or, in any case, as a takeover. The objective was power and the means for acquiring it were least in importance: assumption of power to change the world.

2018 Brazilian Election Results: Initial Takeaways on Political Renewal and the Role of Women

Historically high turnover rates and gains in female representation are encouraging, but political renewal remains in question. 

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.

The Issues behind Election Day

The 2018 U.S. midterm election is one of the most contentious and closely watched in recent memory. Over the past year, Wilson Center experts and fellows have illuminated many of the issues that voters may be considering as they head to the polls – from migration to trade and more. Here is a sampling of research and analysis that takes on new relevance today:

2018 Election Series: Incoming Brazilian Governors


2018 Brazilian Presidential Election Results

Summary of "Correndo Riscos" (Running Risks) by Sergio Fausto, orginally published in Piauí

Sergio Fausto is a political scientist and Executive-Director of the Fernando Henrique Cardoso Foundation. In “Correndo Riscos” he explains that the use and manipulation of fear by Bolsonaro’s campaign may aid his election, but will no longer serve him when it comes time to govern a country with such urgent challenges. To read the full article (in Portuguese) click here. The following is an English-language summary of Fausto’s article and reflects his opinions.

How Brazil's Economic and Political Realities Will Shape the Plans of the Bolsonaro Administration

On Tuesday, 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.

Brazilian Elections: Second-Round Results and U.S.-Brazil Relations Under a New Administration

Join the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute and the Brazil-U.S. Business Council in a roundtable discussion about the second-round results of the Brazilian elections. The roundtable will bring together D.C. stakeholders, opinion makers from universities and think tanks, government representatives, and the business community from both Brazil and the United States to discuss Brazil's economic and political outlook under a new administration, priorities of the bilateral agenda, and productive ways of deepening the dialogue between the incoming government and the U.S.

Brazil’s Right Turn?

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we discuss the first round of Brazil’s election and the surge of far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.  Paulo Sotero, Director of the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute, explains what a Bolsonaro government might mean for Brazil’s economy and foreign relations.