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The New Crop of Elected Officials in Brazil: The First 100 Days

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

May 13, 2019


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Americas Society/Council of the Americas, in partnership with RenovaBR, BrazilFoundation, and the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, will host the panel discussion “The New Crop of Elected Officials in Brazil: The First 100 Days” in New York. Three freshmen members of Congress—Tabata Amaral, Paulo Ganime, and Felipe Rigoni, all graduates of the first 133-strong class of RenovaBR—will share their impressions and lessons learned from their first 100 days in office.

Note: Online Registration is now Closed.

A Nova Geração da Política Brasileira: Os 100 Primeiros Dias

Americas Society/Council of the Americas, em parceria com RenovaBR, BrazilFoundation e Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, organizará o painel "A Nova Geração da Política Brasileira: Os 100 Primeiros Dias" no dia 13 de maio, em Nova York. Formados entre os 133 alunos da primeira turma do RenovaBR, os deputados federais Tabata Amaral, Paulo Ganime e Felipe Rigoni, representantes da nova geração de políticos brasileiros, irão apresentar suas impressões e aprendizados nos 100 primeiros dias de mandato.

Introductory Remarks:

  • Claudio Szajman, Executive President, VR Investments; Board Member, RenovaBR @RenovaBR
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @s_segal


  • Tabata Amaral, Congresswoman, State of São Paulo, Brazil @tabataamaralsp
  • Felipe Rigoni, Congressman, State of Espírito Santo, Brazil @rigoni_felipe
  • Paulo Ganime, Congressman, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @pauloganime
  • Brian Winter, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas; Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly (moderator) @BrazilBrian

Event Information: Marcelo Barretta | | 212-277-8378
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | | 212-277-8358
Membership Information: Mila Fontana | | 212-277-8374
Note: View a list of COA corporate members.
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at, before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10. 

Tabata Amaral


Tabata Amaral, 25, received the sixth highest number of votes for congressional office in the state of São Paulo, with 264,450 votes. Raised in Vila Missionaria in the suburbs of São Paulo, she attended Harvard on a full scholarship, graduating with a degree in political science and astrophysics. She dedicates herself to issues related to education and women’s rights.

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Paulo Ganime


Paulo Ganime, 35, was elected to the Brazilian Congress with 52,983 votes. In his 15 years of experience working in multinationals, he led multifunctional teams in different countries. In 2017, Ganime returned to Brazil to bring his experience in the private sector to the public one. He is now a vice leader in the NOVO Party and an active member on Finance and Taxation, Security, and Science and Technology congressional committees.

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Felipe Rigoni


Felipe Rigoni holds a degree in production engineering from the Federal University of Ouro Preto and a master’s in public policy from the University of Oxford. In 2018, he was elected to Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, becoming the first blind congressperson in its history. He is co-founder of Movimento Acredito and a RenovaBR leader.

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