In the wake of the long-anticipated meeting between Brazilian President Lula and US President Joe Biden in Washington, DC, both leaders agreed on several key areas of mutual collaboration in the coming years. Democracy and the environment were front and center, as the US showed the intention of supporting Brazil’s Amazon Fund, possible reforms to the UN Security Council, and cooperation in further strengthening democratic institutions.  

How can US and Brazilian policymakers effectively deliver on the promises of this meeting? What are some short- and long-term outcomes that we can expect to see? And what are the broader regional and global implications of these bilateral policy proposals?  

Join us on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. ET (17h30 to 18h15 BRT), for a public virtual discussion to unpack these key questions and look ahead to the future of US-Brazil relations.  


Ricardo Zúniga 
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Special Envoy for the Northern Triangle, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs,
US Department of State 

Fernanda Magnotta 
Columnist, International Politics, UOL 
International Relations Professor, FAAP 

Abrão Neto
CEO, AmCham Brasil;
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council 

Frineia Rezende
Executive Director,
The Nature Conservancy Brazil 

In conversation with 

Jason Marczak 
Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center 
Atlantic Council

Valentina Sader 
Associate Director and Brazil Lead, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center 
Atlantic Council 

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