Former President of Brazil
Fernando Henrique Cardoso is the two-term President of the Federal Republic of Brazil, first inaugurated on January 1st, 1995 and re-elected by an absolute majority on October 4th, 1998. President Cardoso's term ended January 1st, 2003.
President Cardoso was elected to the Brazilian senate from the state of Sao Paulo in 1986 and two years later helped to found the Social Democratic party. He later served from 1992 to 1993 as Foreign Minister and became Economy Minister in 1993, credited with successfully controlling inflation and turning the troubled Brazilian economy around. He was elected president in 1994 and soon moved to reduce government involvement in the economy and to attract foreign investment to Brazil.
A leading Latin American sociologist, President Cardoso is currently a professor-at-large at the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He delivers lectures, participates in various symposia, interacts with students in the classroom and works with faculty in development studies, Latin American studies, Portuguese and Brazilian studies and other departments, institutes and centers.
President Cardoso examines the main issues confronting emerging democracies, specifically focusing on the political, economic, and social challenges and opportunities facing each government.
Globalization and Public Policies
President Cardoso brings the same keen perception and extraordinary analytical skill to his presentations on global governance as he did to his successful effort to vanquish inflation and correct the ailing Brazilian economy. Addressing the opportunities and constraints set by the globalization process, he enlightens audiences about its impact on national public policies.
Global Governance in the 21st Century
A look at contemporary world affairs, namely the fact that the economy has become global but politics has not.
Global and Regional Integration
A talk about on-going process of market integration