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Interview: Jair Ribeiro on Model for Adopting, Improving Brazilian Schools

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

In an AS/COA interview, Brazilian CEO Jair Ribeiro discusses Partners in Education, a program targeting one of Brazil’s most pressing issues—the quality of education. Through the program’s model, business leaders adopt and boost management of individual schools in the São Paulo area. ... Read More

Branding a Nation

Monday, March 31, 2008  |  Eric Farnsworth  |  Poder

In a new article for Poder, COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth examines economic reform in Peru. As the country achieves investment grade, President Alan Garcia seeks to build on the recently approved free-trade agreement with the United States, "ensuring the benefits reach as many people as quickly as possible." ... Read More

Justice Luiz Fux on Pro Bono Work in the Americas

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Speaking at AS/COA's North American launch of the Vance Center's Pro Bono Declaration for the Americas, Brazilian Justice Luiz Fux recommended that beyond pro bono work—which is limited in Brazil because the government provides public defenders to those who can’t afford lawyers—the justice system needs to be accessible to every citizen through improved locations, lower costs, and by replacing legalese with simple talk. ... Read More

Private Sector Must Pursue Social Goals

Sunday, February 10, 2008  |  Miami Herald

Political assaults on corporation will likely rise as economic growth slows in Latin America, writes Richard Feinberg of the University of California, San Diego. In an Op-Ed adapted from an Americas Quarterly article, he writes that "the corporate social responsibility movement is a potentially important counter-punch to these anti-corporate fusillades." ... Read More

An Unusual Chance for Racial Justice

Friday, December 14, 2007

In the next 25 years, the large scale retirement of baby boomers presents the potential for major shifts toward racial integration in the U.S. labor market, writes Richard Alba of University at Albany, SUNY.  Alba predicts that, as well-paid retirees leave the labor force, immigrants and non-whites could rise to fill positions, leading to "unprecedented diversification." ... Read More