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Brazil - This summer's Olympics host: a nation with global ambitions but with big challenges

February 29, 2016 at 6:00 PM 
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The Citadel Alumni Center
69 Hagood Ave.
Charleston, SC 29403
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Speaker: Harold Trinkunas
Charles W. Robinson Chair at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC

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By far South America's largest and most important country, Brazil has long aspired to play a major role in the world commensurate with its size and population, and it pushed hard to land the 2016 Olympics. Dr. Harold Trinkunas will explain why the nation has long failed to live up to its aspirations, why its current situation is bleak, and what this means for the United States.  

Harold Trinkunas holds the Charles W. Robinson Chair at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC where he is Senior Fellow and Director of the Latin America Initiative. He was previously professor and Chair of the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA and a visiting professor at Stanford and the University of California, San Diego. 

He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He writes regularly on Brazilian and Latin American issues and is author of 'Aspirational Power - How Brazil Tries to Influence the International Order and Why it So Often Fails', to be published in the near future by Brookings.  

REMINDER – THE FEBRUARY 8TH DINNER WITH PETER SKERRY IS NOT A REGULAR WACC MEETING AND TO ATTEND YOU MUST RSVP TOwacctreasurer@gmail.com. THE FEE IS $40 A PERSON.

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