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Brazil: Outlook for Education and 21st-Century Challenges to Leaders

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

February 14, 2013


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Download a copy of Senator Buarque's presentation (PDF)

AS/COA presents a lunch discussion with Brazilian Senator Cristovam Buarque*. Having served as minister of education during the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Buarque is considered among the leading voices on education in Brazil. Join us for a discussion on education in the Americas, as well as a discussion on challenges faced by leaders in the twenty-first century.

*Argentine Senator Daniel Filmus had to cancel his participation in this panel.

Prior registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

Registration Fee: $25 for AS* Members and COA Members;
$50 for all other AS Members and Non-Members.

*AS members starting at the $250 sustaining level.
Complimentary registration available
for diplomats, students, and academics.

Contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at to register.

Event Information: Contact Diogo Ide at or 1-212-277-8352.
COA Corporate Membership Information: Contact Monica Vieira at or 1-212-277-8344.
Press: Contact Adriana La Rotta at or 1-212-277-8384.
Cancellation: Contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at, by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.

Cristovam Buarque

Senator, Brazil

Cristovam Buarque is a senator of Brazil’s Federal District. He previously served as minister of education under President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s administration and governor of the Federal District. During his mandate as governor, he was recognized for his commitment to social inclusion. One of the most renowed programs he conceived and implemented is Bolsa-Escola, a conditional cash transfer program for child education. Buarque is an advisor to the UNDP and other UN agencies.

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