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Feb 03, 2015 1:00 PM,
Speaker: Silvia Regina Pacheco, Professora da Fundação Getulio Vargas - São Paulo
Silvia Regina Pacheco é Coordenadora do Mestrado em Gestão e Políticas Públicas da FGV, que oferece dupla titulação com o MPA da SIPA. Foi presidente da ENAP (Escola Nacional de Administração Publica) de 1995 a 2002. Esta apresentação será feita em português. Sanduíchesserão servidos.
Feb 05, 2015 1:00 PM,
Speaker: Jose Vieira Filho, Institute of Applied Economic Research
Brazil used to be a net importer of food until the 1980s. However, over the past fifty years, intensive use of science and technology resulted in dramatic gains in productivity. Even though the technological breakthroughs have played an important role in production, the green revolution cannot be understood solely as a transfer process of technology. Induced innovation based on local innovation and institutional change was central to Brazil becoming one of the world’s largest food exporters. Nonetheless, the success of Brazilian agriculture in recent years was not enough to develop all regions and diminish productive inequalities.
Feb 05, 2015 7:00 PM,
Speaker: Professor Jerry Carlson, Graduate Center & City College, CUNY
The presentation will consider how a contemporary generation of Latin American filmmakers are using new technologies to tell innovative stories of a rapidly changing continent. Among the themes of deep concern are migration, urbanization, narco-violence, the effects of neo-liberalism, and the remembered traumas of 20th century political life from the right and the left. Also of interest is how smaller countries -- for example, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic -- are joining the company of filmmaking nations.
Feb 11, 2015 6:10 PM,
Speaker: Alberto Ramos, Managing Director and Head of Latin America, Goldman Sachs
Once deemed as a rising economic power along with the other BRIC countries, Brazil starts 2015 with the perspective of another year of low growth. In this session we will discuss the reasons behind the frustrating performance in recent years and the expectations for the short, medium, and long-run. This event is part of the course of Political, Social, and Economic Development in Brazil (Instructor Sidney Nakahodo).
Feb 12, 2015 1:00 PM,
Speaker: Gustavo Porpino, Embrapa/Cornell University
The qualitative study aims to identity antecedents of food waste among Brazilian households. Empirical work was conducted with 14 Brazilian lower-middle income households who, differently from higher income families from developed countries, still adopt the habit of cooking from scratch. Surplus purchase, the habit of cooking too much food, over servings, avoidance to reuse leftovers and food conservation malpractices were identified as the major categories of waste antecedents. The paradox of waste in a low- income context emerged as a real problem for these families, and the author call for public policy actions in terms of educating them to make smarter purchases, to store food appropriately, and also to adopt a healthier diet.
Feb 20, 2015 11:00 AM,
Speaker: Anne Eller, Yale University
This event is part of the New York City Latin American History Workshop.
Feb 25, 2015 6:10 PM,
Speaker: Gray Newman, Former Chief Economist for Latin America, Morgan Stanley
In this session we will discuss the rationale behind Wall Street's investment decisions, confronting short-term scenarios vis-a-vis long-term structural changes in Brazil. This event is part of the course of Political, Social, and Economic Development in Brazil (Instructor Sidney Nakahodo).
Feb 26, 2015 1:00 PM,
Speaker: Thiago Miguez, PhD Candidate at UFRJ/Brazil and Brazilian Development Bank
BNDES is the main source of long term finance in Brazil. One of its most famous programs is called FINAME, designed to provide supply credit to the capital good industry. The objective of the presentation is to show the importance of FINAME in the Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF) in Brazil.
Mar 05, 2015 1:00 PM,
Speaker: Daniel De Bonis, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at SIPA/Columbia University
Our study aims to contribute to a better understanding of the processes that lead to variation on the social, political and professional background of the individuals appointed to senior public positions in Brazil since redemocratization in 1985. In order to do that, we propose a typology of “logics of recruitment” to senior positions: party political, bureucratic and professional. We then proceed to test how political change at the presidential and ministerial levels helps to explain patterns of change and continuity in these logics, using a sample of Brazilian federal ministries and agencies across different administrations and policy areas. The impacts of these patterns on policymaking are also analyzed.
Mar 05, 2015 7:00 PM,
Speaker: Professor Ana Maria Bejarano, University of Toronto
This event is part of the University Seminar in Latin America