U.S. Judge Speaker Inspires Conversation about Effective Probation Programs

Rio de Janeiro – During a Oct. 1-6 visit to Brazil, a U.S. speaker, Judge Steven Alm, engaged with state and federal judges, prosecutors, and law students presenting the Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) program that he developed in 2004.  The HOPE model have been successful in lowering the cases of recidivism in over 30 U.S. state courts.  In Vitoria, ...
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U.C. Berkeley Program Alumni Connect with Entrepreneurship Experts

Start-up and Innovation at Museu do Amanhã Rio de Janeiro, September 22, 2017 – U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro partnered with the renowned Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janeiro to connect sixty entrepreneurs, students, and business leaders at a networking event about start-up and innovation in Brazil.  This event was a follow-up ...
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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Official Discusses “Diversity in Business” in Bahia

On May 15-16, 2017, Eugene Cornelius, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of International Trade with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), discussed themes related to “Diversity in Business” and “Startup Development” in Salvador, Bahia.  On the program’s first day, Cornelius did a tour of Afro-Brazilian cultural NGOs and religious organizations that offer entrepreneurship ...
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Fulbright Commission celebrates 60 years in Brazil

The Fulbright Commission this year celebrates 60 years in Brazil. Since 1957, Fulbright has offered scholarships to graduate students, fellows and researchers who want to make a difference in their communities. Over these six decades, Fulbright has sent over 3,500 Brazilians to the USA and brought over 2,900 North Americans on exchange programs to Brazil.
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Alumni of USG-Sponsored Programs Attend “Alumnus to Advocate” Training in Recife

Twelve participants of different programs sponsored by the U.S. Government, including Youth Ambassadors, English Immersion, Science Camp, and International Visitor Leadership Program attended a training in Recife on July 30-31. The goal of the training was to exchange experiences and develop strategies to mobilize other USG program alumni in their communities to advance important bilateral ...
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U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Brazil Organizes a Workshop for Exchange Alumni from Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Minas Gerais

Alumni coordinators at the Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro and at U.S. Embassy Brasilia joined forces to organize a two-day intensive, hands-on workshop for 12 participants from Rio de Janeiro, Bahia and Minas Gerais) on July 9 and 10, 2015 – “Alumnus to Advocate”. The participants’ profiles included strong leadership potential and commitment to community service, with the objective of identifying alumni that could establish local state chapters for the US-Brazil Exchange Alumni (USBEA) community.  Among the selected participants were alumni from ...
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