A roundtable to be held on July 10, 2015, at the Institute for Latin American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin will address the current political, social, and economic situation of Brazil. Researchers from Freie Universität Berlin, Universität São Paulo, Universität Campinas, the Getulio Vargas Foundation, and the CEBRAP (Brazilian Centre for Analysis and Planning) Think Tank will discuss the main achievements and challenges facing Brazil today. The discussion will be in English. The event is public, and admission is free.
The roundtable will take place in two sessions. In the first session a short assessment of the political, economic, and social changes of recent years will be drawn up. The second session will address the political perspectives and alternatives that are currently underway. The focus will be on the following questions: What new political actors are emerging, and whose interests do they represent? Can they overcome the existing political blockage?