Brazil and Development: Growth, Equity and Sustainability into the 21st Century

Brazil Symposium 03272015

On Friday, March 27th, 2015 the Elliott School of International Affairs’ Brazil Initiative will host leading experts on Brazilian Development from Brazil and the United States to explore Brazil’s development into the 21st Century.  The all-day symposium will examine Brazil’s economic and social development challenges and policy options as President Dilma Rousseff begins her second term with a sluggish economy and increasing calls for significant political and structural reform.

The conference will be in the Lindner Family Commons on the 6th floor of the Elliott School of International Affairs located at 1957 E St, NW, Washington, DC.


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Roundtable: Energy Security Worldviews in Asia

Sponsored by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies’ Rising Powers Initiative and the Carnegie Corporation of New York 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
12:00 – 12:30 PM- Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 PM- Roundtable

George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW, 6th Floor- Lindner Commons
Washington, DC 20052

The Energy Security Worldviews in Asia Roundtable examines how key actors with an influence on energy decision making in Japan, South Korea, and China view their country’s energyvulnerability and security. What strategies are being promoted? How susceptible are these countries’ energy policies to being “securitized” toward nationalist preferences over market oriented and international strategies?  Where does the center of gravity of thinking on energy security lie?

Mike Mochizuki, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, GWU

South Korea
Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies; Director, Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Robert Sutter, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, GWU

Moderated by Deepa Ollapally, Research Professor of International Affairs; Associate Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, GWU

Please RSVP at by Friday, March 27


Remaking India: Modi’s Blueprint to Align Foreign Policy with Domestic Agenda

Tuesday, April 7
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street NW, Room 505
Washington, DC 20052

Neelam Deo, Director, Gateway House

On February 28, 2015, the Modi government presented the much awaited 2015-16 Budget for India. What does the budget signal about new directions in India’s foreign policy and economic strategies? What does it mean for India’s global standing? And how will domestic priorities and international ambitions intersect?

A distinguished diplomat, Neelam Deo has been the Indian Ambassador to Denmark and Ivory Coast with concurrent accreditation to several West African countries. She has also served in Indian embassies in Washington D.C., Bangkok and Rome.

During her assignments in the Ministry of External Affairs, she was Joint Secretary for Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and the Maldives. At different times she has been on the desk for South East Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa and Bhutan.

Ambassador Deo has a Master’s degree from the Delhi School of Economics.

This event is part of the Sigur Center’s Rising Powers Initiative, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation and Carnegie Corporation.