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Development in Brazil: Still the Country of the Future?

Development in Brazil: Still the Country of the Future?
15 Devonshire Place, Room 200
Time: Jan 20th, 12:00 pm End: Jan 20th, 3:00 pm
Interest Categories: Urban, Spanish & Portuguese (FAS), Sociology (FAS), Law, Faculty of , Latin American, Information, Faculty of, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Environment, Diaspora/Transnational, Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 2000-
Lunchtime panel discussion

The Law and Development Society at the Faculty of Law and the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Toronto cordially invite you to join us on Friday, January 20, for the first LAS Luncheon Series of 2012.

Meet us from 12:00 to 3:00 PM at the Centre for Ethics Seminar Room (Larkin 200) for a panel discussion with experts on

Development in Brazil: Still the Country of the Future?

During the lost decade, the 1980s, Brazilians used to joke: "Brazil is the country of the future, and it will always be." However, recent progresses may suggest that the future may have arrived. Media reports insist that Brazil is on the rise. The country is often portrayed as a showcase for sustainable economic growth, financial stability, effective redistributive policies and improving education and health indicators. Is this true? If so, are these achievements and progresses sustainable? What are the challenges the country is likely to face in the near future? Three experts will discuss these questions, focusing on three areasthat are central to development:
education, infrastructure and corruption.

  • Simon Schwartzman - Quality: The Glass Ceiling of Brazilian Education
  • Mauricio Portugal Ribeiro - The Promises and Perils of Infrastructure Projects in Brazil
  • Kathryn Hochstetler - The Politics of Comparatively Good Times:  Brazilian Repositioning after the Global Financial Crisis

Professor Mariana Mota Prado (Law) will moderate.

To register for this event, and for more information on the panelists and their presentations, please visit:

Registration is required.  As this is a catered event, we kindly request that you honor your reservation.

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