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“Brazil, from world leadership in health, to global threat”
April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
About the lecture: The Brazilian federal government’s approach to the covid-19 pandemic has been to try to achieve herd immunity through contagion. This has so far led to the avoidable deaths of hundreds of thousands of citizens. The strategy, led by Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian president himself, has plunged the country into an unprecedented health catastrophe.
About the presenter: Glauco Arbix is full Professor of Sociology at the University of São Paulo (USP), head of the Observatory for Innovation, at the Institute of Advanced Studies (USP), and of the Humanties Area- Center for Artificial Intelligence – USP-IBM-Fapesp. He was Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2010), former president of the Brazilian Agency for Innovation (FINEP, 2011-2015) and of the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA, 2003-2006). General coordinator of the Strategic Unit (NAE – 2003-2006, an advisory board to the President of the Republic). Member of the United Nations Development Program’s International Advisory Group (2006-2009), and of the Brazilian National Council of Science and Technology (2007-2010). Visiting scholar at MIT, research fellow at Columbia University, and at UC-Berkeley.
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