Brazil: Country of the Future?

Noted economist Albert Fishlow of Columbia University will give a lecture today (March 22) on "Is Brazil the Country of the Future?" in the Lavin-Bernick Center on the uptown campus.

His talk, at 5 p.m. in room 202, the Rechler Conference Room of the LBC, is sponsored by the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, the Department of Economics and the Office of Academic Affairs and Provost.

Fishlow is emeritus professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley. He is former director of the Columbia Institute of Latin American Studies and director of the Center for the Study of Brazil, also at Columbia.

His published research has addressed issues in economic history, Brazilian and Latin American development strategy, and economic relations between industrialized and developing countries. He is currently finishing a book about Brazil from the return of civilian government in 1985 to the present.

The former deputy assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs in the 1970s, Fishlow was awarded the National Order of the Southern Cross by the government of Brazil in 1999. He formerly was a Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics at the Council of Foreign Relations.