The Lemann Dialogue is an annual conference on Brazil collaboratively organized between four universities with endowments from the Lemann Foundation (Columbia, Harvard, Illinois, and Stanford). The founder of the Lemann Foundation is Jorge Paulo Lemann, noted Brazilian business leader and a generous benefactor of Columbia University.
The specific conference themes vary each year, but generally focus on contemporary social, economic, and political challenges in Brazil. Speakers at these conferences include faculty from the four collaborating institutions, as well as scholars, policymakers, and other experts from Brazil. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to showcase innovative research on Brazil, build connections between academic institutions, and connect leading academics and public policy experts.
Lemann Dialogue 2015
Columbia University will host the fifth conference this year on November 19-20. The conference will be held at 1501 International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027).