On June 12, 2014, three billion fans will turn toward Brazil to tune into the world’s largest sporting event, the FIFA World Cup. But Brazilians are increasingly polarized about what, if any, lasting benefits the World Cup will bring to their country. Will the World Cup be a net positive domestically and internationally, or will the stories of cost overruns, slow infrastructure improvements, and lack of transparency be the lasting legacy of the games?
Join us by conference call for the release of an Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center policy brief that explores the World Cup’s unexpected legacy. Written by the Arsht Center’s new nonresident senior Brazil fellow, Ricardo Sennes, the policy brief—to be available online on June 10 at 9 a.m.—provides a roadmap for how the World Cup will impact Brazil in the months leading up to the October presidential elections and as we look ahead to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 

A discussion with
Ricardo Sennes 
Nonresident Senior Brazil Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council; Managing Partner, Prospectiva

Joe Leahy,
Brazil Bureau Chief 
Financial Times

Moderated by
Jason Marczak,
Deputy Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council
About the Speakers
Ricardo Sennes is one of the world's leading experts on Brazil and joined the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center in May 2014 as the nonresident senior Brazil fellow. He is managing partner of Prospectiva, a public policy and international business consulting firm, and the general coordinator of the Group of International Analysis (GACINT) at University of São Paulo.

Joe Leahy is the Financial Times' Brazil bureau chief. He was previously Mumbai bureau chief for four years, and before that Asia companies editor and Hong Kong correspondent. He was also a correspondent in Jakarta for the South China Morning Post and Jakarta bureau chief of AFX.

About the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
The Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center is dedicated to broadening awareness of the transformational political, economic, and social changes throughout Latin America. It is focused on bringing in new political, corporate, civil society, and academic leaders to change the fundamental nature of discussions on Latin America and to develop new ideas and innovative policy recommendations that highlight the region's potential as a strategic and economic partner for Europe, the United States, and beyond.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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