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Brazil and Development: Growth, Equity and Sustainability into the 21st Century

A Symposium

The Elliott School of International Affairs' Brazil Initiative will host leading experts on Brazilian Development from Brazil and the United States to explore Brazil’s development into the 21st Century.  The all-day symposium will examine Brazil’s economic and social development challenges and policy options as President Dilma Rousseff begins her second term with a sluggish economy and increasing calls for significant political and structural reform.


8:00-9:00am Registration and light breakfast
9:00am Welcome and Framing Remarks
Doug Shaw, Associate Dean for Planning, Research and External Relations, The George Washington University
Robert Maguire, Co-Chair of the Symposium, Director of the Brazil Initiative and Latin American and Hemispheric Studies, The George Washington University
Mark Langevin, Adjunct Professor and Co-Chair of the Symposium, The George Washington University
9:30am Keynote Address: Brazil, Development and the 21st Century
Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Counselor of the State Department 
Esther Brimmer, The George Washington University
10:30am Panel One: Brazil, Development and the Global Political Economy
Harold Trinkunas, The Brookings Institution
Esther Brimmer, The George Washington University
João Castro Neves, Eurasia Group 
Paulo Sotero, Brazil Institute, Wilson Center
Noon Lunch/Open
1:30pm Panel Two: The State and Economic Development Policy
Robert Maguire, The George Washington University
David Fleischer, The George Washington University
Monica Baumgarten de Bolle, Brazil Institute, Wilson Center
Welber Barral, Brazilian Industries Coalition
3:00pm Cafezinho (Coffee Break)
3:15pm Panel Three: The Challenges of Equitable and Sustainable Economic Growth
Jason Marczak, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council
Octaviano Canuto, World Bank
Renata Vargas Amaral, BarralMJorge and Fundacão Getúlio Vargas
Haroldo Cunha, Brazilian Cotton Institute
Emilio Lèbre La Rovere, Instituto Alberto Luiz Coimbra de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa de Engenharia (COPPE) and Universidade Federal do Río de Janeiro
4:45pm Panel Four: Social Inclusion and Development
John Garrison, World Bank
Mark Langevin, The George Washington University
Alex Dent, The George Washington University
Beatriz Cardoso, Laboratório de Educação
Robert Muggah, Igarapé Institute
6:15pm Closing Remarks
Robert Maguire, The George Washington University
6:30pm Reception
"Bossa Nova"
Music by Andrea Oliveira Langevin
Sponsored By:

Brazil Initiative, BrazilWorks, Brazil Cotton Institute