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The Roots of Brazilian Impunity
Date: March 11, 2013 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Location: Columbia University
Morningside Campus
International Affairs Building, Room 1501
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Esteban Andrade by sending email to or by calling 212-8544643.

Brazil has a world-class problem with political corruption and impunity—politicians who engage in many types of malfeasance from economic corruption to slave-holding. However, in recent years, many of these politicians have been re-elected to office after their crimes became public knowledge. Why? This event explores the relationship between the Brazilian public and its politicians in the post-dictatorship era, featuring Albert Fishlow (Economist and Professor Emeritus at SIPA, Columbia University), Luiz Felipe d’Avila (Political scientist and President of CLP), Indio da Costa (Lawyer, Secretary of Sport, City of Rio de Janeiro), and moderator Luica Guimarães (Journalist).