Bolsonaro vs. Lula: What’s at Stake in the 2022 Election and Brazil’s Road Ahead
November 2nd, 2022 12:00PM -1:00PM
This is a virtual program
Brazil’s upcoming presidential election will be a major test for one of the world’s largest democracies. On October 31, voters will decide between incumbent Jair Bolsonaro and former president Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva. With Lula ahead in polls, concern is growing that Bolsonaro will not go quietly. From amending the Constitution to trying to impeach Lula, Bolsonaro has the ability to destabilize Brazil’s politics. Will he do it? And will the right-wing controlled Congress further contribute to political uncertainty in Brazil?
Join the World Affairs Council on November 2 for a virtual discussion on the outcome of the election and what it means for Brazil’s future with Sarah Maslin, Sao Paulo-based Brazil correspondent for The Economist.
About the Speaker
Sarah Esther Maslin joined The Economist in 2017. In 2018 she moved to São Paulo to become The Economist‘s São Paulo bureau chief and has reported from across Brazil and Latin America. Previously, she was a freelance journalist based in Central America. Her reporting has appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Columbia Journalism Review and other publications. She is the recipient of an American Society of Magazine Editors NEXT Award, a Fetisov Journalism Award for Environmental Reporting, a Mirror Award for media reporting, a Logan Non-Fiction Fellowship, and a spot on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. She graduated from Yale University with a degree in history. Before joining The Economist, she spent several years reporting in the village of El Mozote, where government soldiers killed hundreds of civilians in 1981 at the start of El Salvador’s civil war. She is writing a book, to be published by Spiegel & Grau, about the El Mozote massacre, the limits of truth and reconciliation, gang violence in El Salvador and the US, and the long-term effects of trauma on a community and a country.
About the Moderator
Alinne B. Oliveira is Deputy Director for Global Access at Bryant Christie Inc. where she assists U.S. agricultural exporters with international MRL and trade policy issues. Alinne leads the complex monitoring of EU pesticide and MRL policies, manages MRL transitions in key markets, and supports BCI’s MRL monitoring systems.
Prior to joining BCI, Alinne served as Director of the International Relations department for the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA), as International Negotiations Specialist for the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI), and as a registered lobbyist in Washington D.C. representing the Brazilian private sector interests in the United States. She has experience volunteering and working in multiple countries.
Alinne is a Project Management Professional (PMP), earned a Master’s in Latin American Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, an executive certificate in Mastering Trade Policy from Harvard University, and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Central Florida.