The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars established the Brazil Institute in 2006, as Brazil was starting its current rise as a significant player in world affairs. The Institute’s central mission is to examine major issues of interest to US-Brazilian relations and foster dialogue on key topics of bilateral, regional and global concern, such as education, scientific research, innovation, food security and climate change.

The Institute strives to advance Washington’s understanding of contemporary Brazilian developments, and promote detailed analysis of Brazil’s public policy. Lectures, seminars, conferences and outreach activities organized by the Institute bring together scholars, government officials, politicians, business executives, journalists and leaders of civic organizations to exchange experiences and debate views in front of selective audiences. Conclusions of all meetings are made public in event summaries, reports, books and videos available at the Brazil Institute website (

Established by an Act of the U.S. Congress in 1968, the Woodrow Wilson Center is the United States’ preeminent policy forum. Under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution, the Center brings together the world’s leading scholars, business leaders and policymakers in a nonpartisan atmosphere of study and discourse. Created as a “living memorial” to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, the country’s only President to hold a Ph.D., it unites his passion for government and academics.

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., the Woodrow Wilson Center is host to more than 800 meetings and lectures each year. In addition, the Center maintains an active campaign of outreach through books, newsletters, the award-winning Wilson Quarterly magazine, and the globally syndicated dialogue radio and television programs. Additional information on the Brazil Institute and the Woodrow Wilson Center can be found at