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Lemann Dialogue 2017 - University of Illinois

Lemann Dialogue 2017
Turning Points
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:00am to Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00am
ALice B. Campbell Alumni Center, University of Illinois
The 2017 Lemann Dialogue explores Turning Points in different areas of Brazilian public policy, as well as politics, the economy, and entrepreneurship. Presenters will explore pathways for navigating challenges and opportunities that Brazil faces. The Lemann Dialogue is an annual conference on Brazil, collaboratively organized between four universities with Brazil Centers endowed by Jorge Paulo Lemann (at the University of Illinois, Columbia University, Harvard University, and Stanford University), and in collaboration with the Lemann Foundation. The Dialogue's themes vary each year, but focus on contemporary social, economic, and political challenges in Brazil. Speakers at these conferences include faculty from the four collaborating institutions, as well as scholars, policymakers, and other experts from Brazil. The conference showcases innovative research on Brazil, builds connections between academic institutions, and connects scholars and public policy experts. Source:


Thursday, November 16

8:30-9:00 AM: Welcome & Introduction
9:00-10:00 AM: Keynote Address: Education as the Vector of the 'Turning Point': Why and How Cristovam Buarque, Brazilian Senate
10:00-10:15 AM: Coffee Break
10:15-12:00 PM Session I: Entrepreneurship

  • Juliano Seabra, Director General, Endeavor Brasil
  • Madhu Viswanathan, University of Illinois
  • Noam Wasserman USC Marshall School
  • Albert Fishlow, Columbia University
  • Moderator & Discussant: Thomas Trebat, Columbia University

12:00-1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00-3:00 PM Session II: Education: The State of Education and Inequality

  • Camila Pereira, Project Director in Education, Fundação Lemann
  • José Clodoveu de Arruda, Visiting Professional Fellow, Columbia University
  • David Plank, Stanford University
  • Vera Cabral, Columbia Teacher's College
  • Paulo Blikstein, Stanford University
  • Moderator & Discussant: Chris Span, University of Illinois

3:00-3:15 PM: Coffee Break
3:15-5:15 PM Session III: Public Health

  • Nisia Trinidade Lima, President, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz)
  • Guilherme Franco Netto, Coordinator for Environment and Health, Fiocruz
  • Kia Caldwell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Leticia Marteleto, University of Texas at Austin
  • Moderator & Discussant: Jerry Dávila, University of Illinois

5:30-7:00 PM: Reception & Book Launch

  • E agora Werner?... - Cristovam Buarque
  • Brazil's Economy: An Institutional and Sectoral Approach - Werner Baer, Jerry Dávila, André Modenesi, Maria da Graça Fonseca and Jaques Kerstenetzky, eds.

7:00-8:30PM: Gathering of the Lemann Fellows

Friday, November 17

8:30-10:30 AM Session IV: The Brazilian Public Sector

  • Martin Carnoy, Director, Lemann Center, Stanford University
  • Francisco Gaetani, Director, National School for Public Administration
  • Juliana Mozachi, Director, University of the Central Bank of Brazil
  • Claudio Beato, Federal University of Minas Gerais
  • Moderator & Discussant: John Karam, University of Illinois

10:30-10:45 AM: Coffee Break
10:45-12:45 PM Session V: Turning Points in Brazilian Politics

  • Fran Hagopian, Faculty Co-Chair, Brazil Studies Program, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University
  • Gisela Sin, University of Illinois
  • Ben Ross Schneider, Massachussetts Institute of Technology
  • Alessandro Molon, Federal Deputy for Rio de Janeiro
  • Moderator & Discussant: Gustavo Azenha, Columbia University

12:45-2:00 PM: Lunch
12:45-2:00 PM: Poster Session
2:00-3:45 PM Session VI: The Brazilian Economy

  • Alexandre Tombini, International Monetary Fund
  • Ed Amman, Leiden University
  • Carlos Azzoni, University of São Paulo
  • Moderator & Discussant: Mary Arends-Kuenning, University of Illinois

3:45-4:30 PM Concluding Panel: Turning Points

  • Jerry Dávila, University of Ilinois
  • Fran Hagopian, Harvard University
  • Gustavo Azenha, Columbia University
  • Martin Carnoy, Stanford University
  • Camila Cardoso Pereira, Lemann Foundation

4:30 PM: Closing Remarks - Jorge Paulo Lemann