The Rot at the Heart of the Brazilian Economy

The World Affairs Forum presents keynote speaker Christopher Sabatini, PhD, Lecturer at Columbia University at the Wilbur Miller Annual Meeting and Dinner at the Stamford Yacht Club.
STAMFORD, Conn. - May 23, 2016 - PRLog -- The World Affairs Forum will hold the Wilbur Miller Annual Meeting and Dinner for members and guests at the Stamford Yacht Club in Stamford on June 8, 2016. The keynote speaker will be Christopher Sabatini, PhD, Lecturer, at Columbia University; Editor, and Executive Director, Global Americans, who will present on "The Rot at the Heart of the Brazilian Economy".

From 2005 to 2014 he was the senior director of policy at the Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and the founder and editor-in-chief of the hemispheric policy magazine Americas Quarterly (AQ). At the AS/COA, Dr. Sabatini chaired the organization's Rule of Law working group, which published a report on rule of law in the hemisphere entitled Rule of Law, Economic Growth and Prosperity (also available in Spanish). He also chaired the AS/COA Cuba Working Group.

In 2007, Dr. Sabatini launched AQ and maintained a regular blog on policy in the Americas at ( Previously, Dr. Sabatini was the Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Endowment for Democracy. He also was a Diplomacy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, working at the U.S. Agency for International Development's Center for Democracy and Governance. Additionally, he has served as an advisor to the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

He has published numerous articles on Latin America, democratization, political parties, and U.S. policy in the region. Dr. Sabatini regularly provides interviews for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, The Miami Herald, CNN, The Washington Post, and CNN en Español, and is a regular contributor to CNN-GPS and to NTN24's TV news program Efecto Naim.

He has a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Virginia.

The cost for the dinner and presentation is $90 for members and $100 for guests. The meeting will start at 6:00 P.M. followed by the dinner/presentation at 7:00 P.M.

Reservations and advance payment are required. Space is limited. Please contact us to reserve on or before June 3.

The World Affairs Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to expanding understanding of global affairs and America's role in the world. The Forum is an affiliate of the World Affairs Councils of America.

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