Canadian International Council

Canadian International Council

September 26, 2011 13:39 ET

Media Advisory: CIC Holds Brazil Forum to Examine Political and Economic Outlook in That Country

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 26, 2011) - On September 27, the Canadian International Council (CIC) will host a Brazil Forum in partnership with the Center for Hemispheric Policy at the University of Miami.

The half-day political and economic overview of this emerging global powerhouse will feature leading experts from Brazil, Canada, and the United States.

Among the issues to be discussed are Canada-Brazil relations, Brazil's role as a global player, Brazil's political scenarios and Brazil's economic and trade outlook in the international context.

Featured speakers include: Ambassador Jamal Khokhar, Ambassador of Canada to Brazil; Ambassador Luiz Felipe Lampreia, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil; João Augusto de Castro Neves, Political Editor, The Brazilian Economy (Getulio Vargas Foundation), Rio de Janeiro; Jean Deaudelin, Assistant Professor, The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University; Christopher Garman, Director and Practice Head, Latin America, Eurasia Group, Washington, D.C.; Mauricio Mesquita Moreira, Principal Economist, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.; Carlos Pereira, Professor, Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Amaury de Souza, Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami and Senior Partner, MCM Associated Consultants and Techne, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Paulo Vieira da Cunha, Partner, Tandem Global Partners, New York; Marcelo Rocha e Silva Zorovich, Resident Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy and Professor of International Relations and International Business, Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM), São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information and the full agenda, visit

Brazil Forum
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
8:00 AM Ambassador Jamal Khokhar, Ambassador of Canada to Brazil
8:30 AM Panel I – Economic and Trade Outlook
10:20 AM Panel II – Political and Foreign Policy Outlook
1:00 PM Ambassador Luiz Felipe Lampreia, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel (Imperial Room)
100 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3

The Canadian International Council (CIC) is an independent, member-based council established to strengthen Canada's role in international affairs. The CIC reflects the ideas and interests of a broad constituency of Canadians who believe that a country's foreign policy is not an esoteric concern of experts but directly affects the lives and prosperity of its citizens. The CIC uses its deep historical roots, its cross-country network and its active research program to advance debate on international issues across academic disciplines, policy areas and economic sectors. The CIC's research program is managed by the national office in Toronto. Its 16 branches across Canada offer CIC members speakers' programs, study groups, conferences and seminars.

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