The year 2015 represented Brazil’s 30th anniversary of renewed democracy after two decades under military dictatorship. At the same time, the country’s recent presidential election had important effects over the future. The Brazil Conference 2015 debated both the legacy of the last three decades of democracy and the challenges to come. It brought together not only Brazilian students, but also renowned government, academic and business leaders.
Starting with the second edition of the Brazil Conference, in April 2016, the conference was divided into four pillars, which cover the main issues that guided the national agenda of that year. The pillars are: People, Globe, Foundations and Imagination.
Since its inception, the conference aims to strengthen the Brazilian agenda at Harvard, MIT and the international community. As well as to motivate acclaimed leaders from different areas of knowledge to discuss challenges common to Brazil and the rest of the world.