The Institute is a forum for exploring
U.S.-Brazilian issues thoroughly and positively. While IBI
activities stress the need for effective management of economic
and business questions, they inevitably treat the
contexts into which these questions fit. These efforts strive
to achieve two major goals.
The first objective is to bring together a wide
range of businessmen, legislators, academicians, government
experts, students, and others who have an interest in U.S.-Brazil
relations. Their interaction with the Institute enriches their
experience and contributes
to greater understanding.
The second objective is to assist the expansion
of mutually beneficial relations between the U.S. and Brazil.
objective implies both the resolution of outstanding differences
and the opening of new cooperative efforts.
The Institute supports efforts to structure an ongoing positive
dialogue between the two countries.
IBI's expanding programs emphasize the importance of effective
business and public management. Among its varied
activities, the Institute:
Offers the Minerva Program, a training course
in modern economics and public management for Brazilian civil
Organizes public conferences on issues relevant
to U.S.-Brazil policy questions;
courses and specialized seminars dealing with Brazil-related issues;
Hosts luncheons with prominent speakers;
Encourages academic and business research;
Maintains professional links with key Brazilian
universities and research organizations; and
Offers Washington programs for visiting
businessmen and scholars.
George Washington University
The George Washington University, which began in 1821 as the
Columbian College of the District of Columbia, received its
present name in 1904. The University was founded to establish an
institute of excellent academic training where students could gain
personal experience in the operation of democratic
government. While remaining faithful to this original
objective, the University places particular emphasis on meeting
needs of modern society.
The George Washington University has grown into
a leading academic center for American and foreign students.
The University's proximity to the U.S. Congress, the Supreme
agencies of the federal government, the multilateral institutions,
and other organizations gives it a unique character
and endows it with an exceptional wealth of educational resources.
The University's nine colleges, schools and divisions offer a wide
range of programs encompassing every aspect of academic training.
The students come from all sectors of the United States and the
world, representing a diversity of cultures, viewpoints and
interests. The combination of these factors makes the George
Washington University an especially enjoyable
and rewarding place to study.
The GW School of Business has exceptional
advantages for those preparing to engage in vital
and often turbulent issues. Located just blocks from the White
House and a
quick Metro ride from Capitol Hill and a multitude
of federal agencies, the School is ideally located for
intense interaction at the center of power and influence. Direct
access to this nation's most powerful leaders and influential thinkers
has contributed to GW's ability to provide students
with a unique vantage point to observe and to participate in activities
that affect business
For more information, you may contact IBI by
phone at (202) 994-5205, by fax at (202) 994-5225, or via e-mail
GW is an equal opportunity institution.