Challenges for Democracy in Brazil

Dilma Rousseff
(President of Brazil, 2011-16)

Title Conditional: Challenges for Democracy in Brazil
Monday, April 16, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm | Chevron Auditorium, International House

Dilma Rousseff.
Dilma Rousseff, an economist, was elected the 36th President of Brazil in 2010 and reelected in 2014. She is the first woman to have served as Brazil’s president. Previously, she was the Minister of Energy and then Chief of Staff to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010).

The Rousseff government continued the labor and social programs from the previous administration and initiated policies to reorganize the Brazilian economy in the face of strong resistance. In 2016, Rousseff was impeached by the National Congress for allegedly breaking a budgetary law and removed from the presidency. She continues to fight for the policies she supports and to defend democracy, both in Brazil and internationally.

Note: This event will be in Portuguese. Simultaneous translation will be available.

The doors will open at 5:00 pm. We recommend you arrive early.

TICKETING: Tickets for this event are sold out on Eventbrite, but the event will have a stand-by line. Any open seats will be released shortly before the start of the event.


Due to security concerns, we cannot allow backpacks, purses, or bags of any type at the event. 

No photography or recording will be allowed at the event. 

Other prohibited items include:

  • No Backpacks, purses, or bags
  • Weapons (firearms/simulated firearms)
  • Weapons (Dirks / Daggers / Ice Picks)
  • Tasers / Stun Guns or similar ECW, OC or Mace
  • Hard Plastic / Metal / Glass Bottles or Jars (Nalgene, bike water bottles, etc.)
  • Wearing masks of any kind
  • Balls or other projectiles
  • Hard or Frozen Fruit or Vegetables
  • Sticks / Poles / Clubs / Pipes (Wood, Plastic or Metal)
  • Chains with Padlocks
  • Bicycle U-locks
  • Baseball Bats
  • Fireworks
  • Explosive Devices
  • Incendiary Devices
  • Hard coolers
  • Umbrellas
  • Artificial noise making devices
  • Monos / Tripods
  • Laser Pointers
  • Tobacco Products (including e-cigarettes)
  • Skateboards / Scooters / Bicycles
  • Illegal drugs

Storage will not be available for guests bringing unauthorized items to the venue.

Cell phones are permitted but must be shut off during the program.


Please submit questions for this event via email to CLAS ( Please keep questions short and to a single topic. Selected questions will be asked by the moderator at the event.