The Atlantic Council on October 28, 2014 hosted a discussion on Brazil’s presidential election.  Watch the event here. 

“Re-order and Progress”
Brazil’s Presidential Election: Interpreting the Results

Andrew Gunther
Managing Director for Global Infrastructure

John Prideaux
Washington Correspondent, The Economist; Former Brazil Bureau Chief, The Economist (2007-2010); Author, “Brazil Takes Off”

Ricardo Sennes
Nonresident Senior Brazil Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council; Managing Partner, Prospectiva; General Coordinator, Group of International Analysis at University of São Paulo

Peter Schechter
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center,
Atlantic Council

Moderated by:
Jason Marczak
Deputy Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Opening remarks:
Michael Shifter
Inter-American Dialogue

Brazil is the seventh-largest economy in the world and is increasingly a global player. On October 26, President Dilma Rousseff won a narrow victory over challenger Aécio Neves.

What does a second term for Dilma mean for the future of Brazil and the US-Brazil relationship?  Just days after the vote, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Inter-American Dialogue welcomed policy specialists to discuss what the results signal for Brazil’s economy, Brazil’s position on the global stage, and what to expect in 2015 and beyond.