Event in U.S. debates Rule of Law in Brazil and Latin America
FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE) professor and Stanford University (USA) visiting professor, Carlos Pereira, will host an international conference to discuss the political and institutional drivers to strengthen control and accountability institutions in Brazil and Latin America. On December 7-8, Stanford welcomes authorities and scholars for the conference ‘Rule of Law in Latin America.’ The Brazilian Supreme Court judge Luis Roberto Barroso will be the Keynote Speaker at the seminar.
The conference aims to answer the following question: how and why have the judiciary, public prosecutor’s office, police, and courts of auditors become so strong and independent? The debate will focus mainly in Brazil, due to the upshot of the Petrobras corruption scandal and Operation Car Wash, which has led to the arrest of dozens of prominent businesspersons, lawmakers, civil servants, and politicians.
In addition to judge Barroso, the event will be attended by the Dean of FGV’s Sao Paulo Law School (Direito SP), professor Oscar Vilhena, Rio de Janeiro Law School (Direito Rio) professor Diego Werneck Arguelhes, and researcher of FGV’s Center of Politics and Economics of the Public Sector (CEPESP), George Avelino. Other participants include Taylor Boas (Boston University), Scott Desposato (UCSD), Miriam Golden (UCLA), Marcus Melo (UFPE), Vinicius Mota (Folha de S.Paulo), Nara Pavão (UFPE), Julio Ríos-Figueroa (CIDE – Mexico), Lucio Renno (UNB), Bem Schneider (MIT), and William Summerhill (UCLA). As the event’s host, Stanford University will be represented by James Cavallaro, Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Larry Diamond, Francis Fukuyama, Erik Jensen, Beatriz Magaloni, Dinsha Mistree, and Jonathan Rodden.
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