After the Vote: What’s Next for Brazil
Young Professionals

William Summerhill

Dr. E. Bradford Burns Chair in LatAm Studies, UCLA

Moderated by Patrick Benedek

President, Brazil-California Chamber of Commerce

October 30, 2018 7:00 PM    Young Professionals

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Brazilian democracy has suffered recent blows. Corruption, economic uncertainty, threats of vote buying and the stabbing of a presidential candidate are combining to intensify this month's presidential election in Latin America’s largest democracy. What are Brazilian attitudes toward populism, free trade and authoritarian government? How will the incoming government combat economic stagnation, corruption, and violent crime? On October 30th The Los Angeles World Affairs Council Young Professionals will host William Summerhill, UCLA author and historian of Brazil, for a discussion on this dynamic election and its ramifications. 

William Summerhill is Professor of History, and the Dr. E. Bradford Burns Chair in Latin American Studies at UCLA. He received his PhD in History from Stanford. Most of his research concerns Brazil's economic history, including the political economy of sovereign debt, banking and finance, railroads and the provision of infrastructure, and inequality.

Patrick Benedek obtained law degrees from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, and Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro, and has also earned an MBA in Business and Economy Law from Getúlio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro. He is a partner at Alves & Benedek, the current President of the Board of Director of the Brazil-California Chamber of Commerce, and has been appointed as outside general counsel to the Consulate-General of Brazil in Los Angeles.

Tickets: $15 for members and guests;  $18 for non-members; $20 at-the-door

Networking Reception: 
7:00 pm
Discussion and Q&A: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Refreshments will be served. Business casual attire encouraged. 

LA World Affairs Council Headquarters
3535 S. Hayden Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232

Parking: Parking is available in the lot directly outside of 3535 Hayden after 6PM. Street parking is also available on Hayden Ave.

Cancellations must be made by Friday, October 26 at 12:00 pm in order to receive a refund.