Brazil’s Presidential Elections: Perspectives from U.S. Ambassadors
Please join the CSIS Americas Program for a discussion on Brazil's Presidential Elections, featuring three former U.S. Ambassadors to Brazil.
Following the recent first round of Brazilian elections on October 2, many questions have arisen regarding the future of Brazil on the global stage and how the winner of the run-off on October 30th will shape it. For the first time, both frontrunners, incumbent president Jair Bolsonaro and former president Luiz Inácio ‘Lula’ da Silva, have served as head of state before, giving a window into how they may govern if given another mandate.
This event will discuss the disparate visions Bolsonaro and Lula champion for the future of Brazil in the world. It will also delve into the many crucial issues regarding Brazil that will be decided in the upcoming election, including the fate of the Amazon rainforest, the country’s foreign policy priorities and strategy, the future of the Brazil-U.S. bilateral relationship, the growing influence of China in the region, and how each could affect the hemisphere at large.
This event is made possible by general support to the Americas Program.