In recent years, global patterns have emerged that threaten to undermine democracy – election denialism, the emergence of nationalist regimes, and the removal of democratically elected governments to name a few. A panel of Pardee School professors commented on these trends in their regions of study as well as the implications for global democracy.
Ambassador Heine discusses Lula’s political career from his role in helping form Brazil’s working party in the 1980s to his first successful presidential election in 2002 as well as the challenges ahead for the President-elect.
“Brazil is well positioned to play a key role in today’s turbulent world…It can be a hinge between North and South, East and West, in a way few other countries can.”
“The US-China trade spat, and the mutual tariffs it has led to on bilateral trade have been highly beneficial to Brazil, which has considerably increased its agricultural exports to China.”