The challenges launched by the new coronavirus crisis will be the main theme of the sixth edition of the “Brazil Conference at Harvard & MIT” (https://www.brazilconference.org/en/home), an event organized annually by the Brazilian student community in Boston (USA) to promote the meeting with the leaders of Brazil .

For the first time, due to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus, the event will take place by videoconference and will be broadcast on the Youtube channel of the newspaper “O Estado de São Paulo”.

This year, the online panels will run from April 22nd through early May. Among the participants, in addition to the main exponents of Brazilian entrepreneurship and politics, the presence of Michael Kremer, Nobel prize winner for economics 2019, is expected.

The topics discussed will be five: economic development, the role of the state, entrepreneurship and startups, inequality and foreign policy.

* Time zone of Brasilia

April 22, 2020 – 5.00 pm

How to overcome the crisis and escape the low growth trap?

With Persio Arida, Eduardo Giannetti and José Carlos Carvalho (moderator)

April 23, 2020 – 7.00 pm

What is the role of the state in combating the effects of the current crisis?

With Ana Paula Vescovi, Laura Carvalho, Flavia Piovesan and Flavia Oliveira (moderator)

April 25, 2020 – 11.00 am

Startup environment in Brazil

With Mate Pencz (Loft), Luiz Ribeiro (General Atlantic) and Santiago Fossatti (Kaszek, moderator)

April 27, 2020 – 11.00 am

Panel 1 – Economic inequality and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

With Michael Kremer (Nobel prize for economics 2019)

April 27, 2020 – 7.00pm

Panel 2 – Economic inequality and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

With Luciano Huck, Felipe Rigoni and Kátia Maia

April 28, 2020 – 7.00pm

Brazilian foreign policy: present and future

With Aloysio Nunes, Celso Amorim, Hussein Kalout, Rubens Ricupero and Vera Magalhães (moderator)

May 1, 2020 – 5.00 pm

10 young Brazilians with high social impact projects selected by the conference will be interviewed by Pedro Bial

May 7, 2020 – 7.00pm

The challenges of states in crisis

With João Doria (SP), Helder Barbalho (PA), Renato Casagrande (ES) and Andreza Matais (moderator)