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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.

RSVP: go.gwu.edu/brazilsymposium 

Agenda
 
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 
 
Introduction:
 
Esther Brimmer, The George Washington University
 
 
10:30am Panel One: Brazil, Development and the Global Political Economy
 
 
Moderator:
 
Harold Trinkunas, The Brookings Institution
 
Panelists:
 
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
 
Moderator:
 
Robert Maguire, The George Washington University
 
Panelists:
 
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
 
Moderator:
 
Jason Marczak, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council
 
Panelists:
 
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
 
Moderator:
 
John Garrison, World Bank
 
Panelists:
 
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