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President Rousseff’s Visit: Photo-Op or a New Era for the United States and Brazil?

President Rousseff’s Visit: Photo-Op or a New Era for the United States and Brazil?

President Dilma Rousseff’s June 30 visit to the United States comes amid significant transformations in Brazil and in US-Latin American relations overall. Dilma is looking forArshtColor big wins while the United States sees a moment to jumpstart relations with a hemispheric leader. Will this lay the foundation for moving from working-level collaboration to bold, far-reaching cooperation? How would a significant agreement on an issue like innovation be a catalyst for economic opportunity in both countries?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Brazil-US Business Council for a preview of the visit with top decision-makers in the bilateral agenda. The Arsht Center will launch its latest Brazil report, U.S.-Brazil Relations: A New Beginning? How to Strengthen the Bilateral Agenda, in which our senior nonresident Brazil fellow, Ricardo Sennes, proposes specific ways to advance cooperation in investment, trade, education, and technology and innovation.
The Honorable Roberta Jacobson
Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere AffairsU.S. Department of State
Benoni Belli
Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Brazil
Ricardo Sennes
Nonresident Senior Brazil Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council; Managing Partner, Prospectiva; General Coordinator, Group of International Analysis, University of São Paulo
Steve Long
Vice President & Latin America General Manager, Intel Corporation


Jason Marczak
Deputy Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council
Welcome Remarks
Peter Schechter
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

About the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

The Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center is dedicated to broadening awareness of the transformational political, economic, and social changes throughout Latin America. It is focused on bringing in new political, corporate, civil society, and academic leaders to change the fundamental nature of discussions on Latin America and to develop new ideas and innovative policy recommendations that highlight the region’s potential as a strategic and economic partner for Europe, the United States, and beyond.

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October 22, 2015
8:00 am - 5:00 pm