18 April 2023, 17:30 - 18:30
Blavatnik School of Government and online
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Open to the public
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Join the Lemann Foundation Programme and a team of experts to critically discuss the first 100 days of Luís Inácio “Lula” da Silva’s new administration in Brazil. In October 2022, the country experienced a dramatically polarised election that was decided by a razor-thin margin of less than two percentage points over Jair Bolsonaro. 

Lula became head of state for the third time in January, twenty years after the start of his first presidential term. What has the new Lula government been up to so far? What is planned?  And what progress can it make with a divided Congress and electorate?

The scenario the new Lula administration faces is challenging. The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which have deepened inequality, are still evident; the country has been put back into the UN Hunger Map; deforestation rates remain sky-high. This panel will discuss challenges, but also surface opportunities, such as recommendations for revisions to the Amazon Fund and proposals for digital governance.

After the panel, the Lemann Foundation Programme will host a small reception in the Inamori Forum (LG-1), with live Brazilian music provided by Fernando Maynart. 

We hope to see you there! 


Anna Petherick (host) is an Associate Professor in Public Policy and Director of the Lemann Foundation Programme. Anna's research interests include corruption, gender and trust, with much of her work based in Brazil.

Márcia Lima is a Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of São Paulo, and focuses on racial inequality in her scholarship. She is also a senior researcher at CEBRAP, the Brazilian Centre for Analysis and Planning, and at the Centre for Metropolitan Studies (CEM). Since January 2023, she has joined the Ministry for Racial Equality in Brazil as Secretary for Affirmative Action Policies and Confrontation and Overcoming of Racism.

Professor Timothy Power is the Head of the Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford. Tim’s research concerns democratisation and political institutions (parties, legislatures, and elections) in modern Latin America, especially Brazil.

Leany Lemos is Secretary for National Planning in the Ministry of Planning and Budget, in Brazil. She was previously CEO of the largest subnational development bank in Brazil (BRDE), as well as served as Secretary of Planning, Budget and Management for the Federal District and as Secretary in the government of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, where she also coordinated the Data Committee for COVID-19.

Beatriz Kira is a Research Fellow in Law & Regulation at University College London (UCL). Her research focuses on the legal and policy frameworks to supervise the economic power of technology companies and on the regulation of content moderation on social media.

Lucilla Dias completed her Master in Public Policy at the Blavatnik School and then joined the Lemann Foundation Programme as Research and Engagement Associate. Her work focus on environmental policy and, in specific, the future of Brazil’s Amazon Fund.



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