May 10, 2016

09:00:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM

HostsBrazilian Expats for Democracy


815 16th St., N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20006


Brazilian Expats for Democracy (BED) is a Washington DC area-based group working to raise awareness about the current political crisis in Brazil and the impeachment process against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

The goals of this discussion are twofold; first, to critically analyze the dominant narrative surrounding the ongoing impeachment process; and second, to highlight different perspectives on the current crisis that have so far received significantly less mainstream media attention, including those from intellectual, feminist and youth. 

This discussion will promote a more comprehensive perspective on the complexities of Brazil's recent development trajectory and current social struggle, and the possible consequences of the politically-motivated change that is unfolding rapidly and without adequate and balanced public debate and consent.


Keynote Speaker


Cathy Feingold

Director of International Affairs, AFL-CIO



Ricardo Carneiro

Executive Director for Brazil, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)


Alex Main

Senior Associate for International Policy, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)


Mariana Joffily

Professor, History Department, University of Santa Catarina, Brazil


James Early

Former Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage at the Smithsonian Institute; Ph. D. in Latin American and Caribbean History