A known figure in Brazilian politics, Ciro Gomes has entered the presidential race with experience in different levels of government, having served as Minister of Finance, Governor of the northeastern state of Ceará, congressman, and mayor. Now, as a presidential pre-candidate, he turns his focus to October’s upcoming elections.

What should be the priorities of Brazil’s next leader in fostering economic growth and strengthening the country’s democratic institutions? How can political polarization be addressed, both leading up to and following this year’s elections? And what is the future of US-Brazil ties?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center for a public conversation transmitted live from our studios in Washington, DC on Monday, April 11, 2022, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. ET. Ciro Gomes will discuss his priorities and vision for Brazil in the years ahead.

This conversation is part of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s series Brazil’s Choice in 2022. The series focuses on Brazil’s upcoming elections, the strength of the country’s democratic institutions, and its priorities for development. All presidential pre-candidates with at least 1 percent voting intention as of January 2022 have been invited to speak as part of this series.

This event will be conducted in Portuguese. Simultaneous interpretation in English will be available for Zoom attendees.


Ciro Gomes
2022 Presidential Pre-Candidate; Former Minister of Finance; Former Governor of Ceará 
Federative Republic of Brazil

In conversation with

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

Opening remarks

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

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.