Brazil and Development: Growth, Equity and Sustainability into the 21st Century / by Mark Langevin

aaaaaaSymposium Logo small On Friday, March 27th, 2015 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.

Download the agenda here: Brazil Symposium Agenda

8:00-9:00am     Registration and light breakfast


Welcome and Framing Remarks

Robert Maguire, Co-Chair of the Symposium, Director of the Brazil Initiative and Latin American and Hemispheric Studies, George Washington University

Doug Shaw, Associate Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Mark Langevin, Adjunct Professor and Co-Chair of the Symposium, George Washington University



Speaker, Brazil, Development and the 21st Century

Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., Counselor of the State Department

Introduction            Esther Brimmer, The George Washington University



Panel One: Brazil, Development and the Global Political Economy

Moderator   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


Panel Two: The State and Economic Development Policy

Moderator   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

Claudio Hamilton Matos dos Santos, Instituto de Pesquisa Economia Aplicada-IPEA


3:00pm               Cafezinho (Coffee Break)



Panel Three: The Challenges of Equitable and Sustainable Economic Growth

Moderator   Jason Marczak, The 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

Moderator   John Garrison, World Bank


Mark Langevin, The George Washington University

Alex Dent, The George Washington University

Beatriz Cardoso, Laboratório de Educação

Robert Muggah, Instituto Igarapé


6:15pm               Closing Remarks

Robert Maguire, The George Washington University


6:30pm               Reception

The conference will be in the Lindner Family Commons on the 6th floor of the Elliott School of International Affairs located at 1957 E St, NW, Washington, DC.
More information will come soon!