Video On Demand

Launch of the Brazil Initiative

April 1 – 2, 2014

Featuring Remarks By:

H.E. Mauro Vieira
Brazilian Ambassador to the United States

Silvia Breda Pierson
Head of International Operations

Followed by a Panel on Innovation and Commerce in the Global Economy Featuring:

David Nelson
Senior Manager for Global Governmental Affairs & Policy
General Electric

Marcia Nejaim
Executive Manager for Competitiveness and Innovation


Carl Meacham
CSIS Americas Program

Event programming will last from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
The celebratory reception will run from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Join the Americas Program as we launch our new Brazil Initiative with Apex-Brasil, a project that seeks to raise awareness of issues relevant to the U.S.-Brazil bilateral relationship. Our launch event will feature remarks from Brazilian Ambassador the United States, H.E. Mauro Vieira, as well as a panel discussion on innovation as they key to increase competitiveness and ensure success in the global economy. Our panelists will spell out the efforts undertaken by both governments and the private sector to create synergies between Brazil and the United States, as well as examining previous successes and future challenges as the two countries forge new partnerships for the twenty-first century. Join us as we celebrate the start of this exciting initiative!

This event is open to the public, but seating is limited. To RSVP, please send your name and organizational affiliation to the CSIS Americas Program at