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Quo Vadis Amazonia? Brazil in Crisis and Perspectives on Social Development and Environment Sustainability

Opening Speaker

His Excellency Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Brazil to the United States of America 

Panel (A): Challenges for Environmental Sustainability


Dr Danielly Ramos, Department of International Realtions and Visiting Scholar at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University


Mr Christian Poirier, Amazon Watch 

Dr Philip Fearnside,  Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia

Panel (B): Brazil's Public Policy and the Amazon


Dr Alex Dent, The George Washington University


Mr Steve Schwartzman, Environmental Defense Fund 

Dr Virgilio Viana, Fundação Amazonas Sustentável

Dr Mairanne Schmink, University of Florida 

Panel (C): From Global to Local


Mr John Garrison, World Bank and The George Washington University


Dr Thomas Lovejoy, The United Nations Foundation and George Mason University

Dr Helder Queiroz, Instituto de Desenvolvimento Sustentável Mamirauá

Dr Mark Langevin, BrazilWorks and The George Washington University