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Former President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso to Visit UT

Posted: September 6, 2006

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of Brazil from 1995 to 2003 and a renowned sociologist, will visit The University of Texas September 13-14.

Prof. Kurt Weyland of UT's Department of Government says, "The Cardoso presidency was a watershed in Brazil's contemporary history. By bringing runaway inflation under control and by forging a wide-ranging political coalition, this skillful leader guaranteed the stability of an up-to-then fragile democracy. His comprehensive market reforms and innovative social programs put the South American giant back on a path toward socioeconomic development."

The President will speak at two public events during this visit to the university.

Wednesday, September 13, 4:00-6:00 P.M.
Lozano Long Lecture. The Accidental President of Brazil
President Fernando Henrique Cardoso
Bass Lecture Hall, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Thursday, September 14, 12:00-2:00 P.M.
Panel Discussion. Social and Economic Policy in Brazil: The Cardoso Legacy
Chicano Culture Room, Texas Union 4.206

Faculty specializing in various aspects of Brazilian social and economic policy will frame a key issue and pose questions to which President Cardoso will respond. Participants and topics will include: Joseph Potter, Population Research Center, AIDS and Reproductive Health Policy; Kurt Weyland, Government, Social Policy Reform: Social Security, Education, and Health; William Glade, Economics, The Plano Real and Economic Reform; Robert Wilson, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Twenty Years of The Decentralized State: Improved Public Policy?; and Wendy Hunter, Government, Electoral Politics, Patterns, and Trends.

These events are free and open to the public, and no tickets or registration are required. For more information, please contact LLILAS at 512.232.2409 or ilas@uts.cc.utexas.edu. For biographical information, visit www.asanet.org/footnotes/mar04/indexone.html and www.fulbrightalumni.org/olc/pub/FBA/fulbright_prize/cardoso_bio.html.

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